January 2021 -- Tevet-Shevat 5781,  Volume 27, Issue 1

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Westchester Jewish Council Celebrates 45th Anniversary

The Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) will virtually celebrate its 45th Anniversary Gala, on Saturday, January 30th from 7:30pm to 8:45pm. The celebration will honor Lisa Roberts, Harriet Kaplan Suvall and Marc Suvall for their dedication and service to the Westchester Jewish community. The evening will feature entertainment by Bruce Sabath and Dan Micciche.


Lisa has been a Westchester Jewish Council board member since 1999 and has served in various roles on the Executive Committee since 2010 and assumed the presidency in 2017. For nearly the last three decades, Lisa has worked and volunteered extensively within the Jewish community in Westchester.   She served as the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester’s Program Director.  Lisa was a member of the board of Temple Shaaray Tefila from 2002 - 2020, and an officer from 2005 – 2016. She joined the AJC Westchester/Fairfield board in July 2013 and is proud to be a member of the Executive Committee.


Harriet grew up in New Rochelle, and then attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she met Marc. They moved back to her hometown in 1981 where she was a successful realtor and became involved in Jewish causes and issues facing Israel. Harriet has held leadership positions in Hadassah, American Jewish Committee, and in UJA-Federation of New York, both in Westchester and in Manhattan. Harriet has been a long-time lay leader with UJA-Federation of N.Y. and is currently a Member of the Board.


Marc Suvall retired from the financial industry in 1998.  Marc has held a number of leadership positions at UJA-Federation of NY and he is most proud of establishing and chairing the Strengthening Israeli Civil Society allocation committee. He was the past President of the Baron de Hirsch Foundation and he is currently a board member. He is on the Advisory Committee of SAHI. Marc is on the Board, the Israel Executive Committee, and the Strategic Finance Committee of the JDC.  Since leaving the business world, Marc taught math as a volunteer for seventeen years in a high-needs school in the south Bronx.  Marc graduated with an MBA from Wharton Business School in 1978.


The Westchester Jewish Council connects Westchester’s Jewish communities and strengthens relationships among 130 Jewish organizations and other ethnic and faith- based groups, elected officials, Israel and the community at large.


This event is open to the entire community. Cost varies by donor level. Details and registration are available at www.wjcouncil.org. For more information contact Donna Bartell, donna@wjcouncil.org or call 914-328-7001.