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Stamford couple to be honored at Ohr Torah Stone dinner

STAMFORD – Sharon and Jeffrey Lewis of Stamford will be honored by Ohr Torah Stone (OTS) at its annual dinner on Tuesday evening, Dec. 5, at Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York City.

Ohr Torah Stone is a liberal Modern Orthodox movement that has pushed the limits of traditional Jewish law to be more inclusive of women and converts. Founded by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, who will step down as the movement’s chancellor in July 2018, OTS is fueled by a combination of educational institutions, women’s empowerment programs, leadership development, outreach initiatives, and social action projects, that seek to illuminate the relevance of authentic Torah Judaism in the modern world. The dinner marks the 20th anniversary of one of Ohr Torah Stone’s flagship programs, Yad La’Isha, which provides legal aid to women in abusive or inviable marriages.

“Sharon and I are humbled and flattered by this honor given to us by OTS, which has done so much good work for the Jewish community worldwide,” said Jeffrey Lewis, an IP litigation partner at NortonRoseFulbright, and a past president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Sharon Lewis is senior campaign executive for the women’s campaign at the Jewish National Fund. She graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and previously served as director of alumni affairs for the law school.

The dinner committee for the Stamford area is being co-chaired by Ana and Albert Lilienfeld, and also includes Adrienne and Michael Alexander, Darona and Tzvi Bernstein, Elise and Steve Cohen, Monica and Eric Jankelovits, Kori and Bill Meyers, and Sharon and Simeon Wohlberg.

For more information, visit ots.org/dinner.

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