Westchester Jewish Council Celebrates 46th Anniversary

The Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) will celebrate its 46th Anniversary Gala on Saturday evening, February 5th at 7:15pm, held at Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains and virtually. The celebration will honor Marc Klee, Jennifer Sokol and their Westchester Business honoree, RPW Group (Robert P. Weisz and Andrew Weisz) for their dedication and service to the Westchester Jewish community. 



Marc Klee has been an active volunteer for Jewish causes ever since he joined Beth El Synagogue Center’s Religious School Board more than 25 years ago.  In 2011, he joined the Board of the Westchester Jewish Council, where he has served as Vice President, Secretary, and now as Treasurer.  Marc has an MBA from Wharton and has been involved in portfolio management since 1977.  He and his wife Barbara have lived in New Rochelle for more than 30 years, where they raised two sons, Robert and Brian.



Jennifer Sokol cares deeply about building Jewish community. Jennifer is in her sixth year as a member of Westchester Jewish Council’s Board of Directors, where she has chaired the Council’s Nominating Committee.  An active member of Bet Torah in Mount Kisco for nearly twenty years, Jennifer served on the synagogue’s Board of Directors and has served in numerous leadership volunteer positions with UJA-Federation.  Jennifer has a B.A. in English from Binghamton University and studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 



RPW Group, Inc. was founded in 1980 by Robert P. Weisz and has since become a premier manager of commercial property in the New York tristate area. Robert P. Weisz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of RPW Group.  Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Robert Weisz arrived in the United States in January 1977 and started a career in the furniture industry. In 1979, he purchased his first warehouse to house his furniture company; and by 1980, Weisz was intent on creating his own commercial real estate business. Weisz is considered one of the most knowledgeable executives in the industry and is a highlysought-after speaker for lectures and other speaking engagements. 



Andrew Weisz is an Executive Vice President of RPW Group and is responsible for directing the firm’s real estate investment and leasing activities. Prior to joining RPW in 2017, he was an Associate Director at Newmark Knight Frank. Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Association, the Westchester UJA Federation Business and Professional Division and Squash Urbano. Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College, where he majored in International Studies and was a 4-time national squash champion.



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.