Lion of Judah and Pomegranate Society Luncheon 2022

The Power of One

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
– Anne Frank

Event Details
Thursday, November 17
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
In Person
Couvert: $54 per person
Lunch will be served; dietary laws observed

Online registration is now closed. Please contact Cait Schmidt at 414-390-5741 to register.

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel
139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee
Valet parking available
Guests will have access to the Saint Kate galleries before and after the event.

Rebecca Guralnick
Mindy Palay
2022-2023 Lion of Judah Co-Chairs

Jennifer Kolsky
Andi Zimmerman
2022-2023 Pomegranate Co-Chairs

Tanya Arbit
Women’s Philanthropy President

Sara Hermanoff
Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair

Judy Coran & Max Rasansky
Annual Campaign Chairs

Keynote Speaker: Jeannie Opdyke Smith

Jeannie Opdyke Smith is the daughter of the late Irene Opdyke, a brave and inspiring figure who received international recognition for her life-saving actions during the Holocaust when working for a high ranking German official.

The Israeli Holocaust Commission named Irene one of the Righteous Among the Nations, a title given to those who risked their lives by aiding and saving Jews during the Holocaust. She was presented with the Israel Medal of Honor, Israel’s highest tribute, in a ceremony at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. The Vatican has given Irene a special commendation, and her story is part of a permanent exhibit in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.

Irene’s autobiography, “In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer,” relays the detailed account of her life during World War II. The book was adapted into the nationally acclaimed Broadway play, “Irena’s Vow,” starring Tovah Feldshuh.

Jeannie has spoken at Federations around the country telling her mother’s inspiring story of how one woman can truly make an impact on the world.

A minimum contribution of $1,800 to the 2023 Annual Campaign is required to attend.

Please RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022