WEST HARTFORD – Leigh Newman of Bloomfield has been selected to receive Jewish Federations of North America’s 2019 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award. Newman is the chair of the Board of Trustees at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford and a member and past chair of Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Board of Directors.
The Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award was created in 2004 as a tribute to Norma Kipnis-Wilson and Toby Friedland z”l, co-founders of Federation’s Lion of Judah program for women who have contributed $5,000 or more annually in their own name to Jewish Federation’s annual campaign. Lions of Judah are selected by their peers to receive the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award, which is presented at the biennial International Lion of Judah Conference.
“We are thrilled that Leigh will receive the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award in January,” said Dana Keller, Federation’s 2018 Women’s Philanthropy chair. “If you’ve met or worked with Leigh, you know what an asset she is to our community.”
“Greater Hartford has a tremendous Jewish community,” said Newman, who is a partner at Day Pitney LLP. “Becoming involved in the Jewish community has changed my life on many levels, and I’m proud of the role I’ve been able to play in ensuring its future.”
Leigh Newman will receive Jewish Federations of North America’s 2019 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award at the International Lion of Judah Conference in January 2019.