MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- The Westchester Jewish Council will celebrate its “Winning Ticket” 40th Anniversary Gala, on Saturday, Feb. 6, in Mamaroneck to honor past Council vice presidents, Harriet P. Schleifer of Chappaqua and William H. Schrag of New Rochelle for their dedication and service to the Westchester Jewish community.
In addition, a special tribute will be made to Westchester Jewish Council founders Rabbi Amiel Wohl, Samuel G. Fredman, Saul Singer and Clarice Pressner.
The evening will feature a cocktail dinner and dessert with entertainment by comedian Elon Gold. Kosher dietary laws will be observed.
Schleifer is passionate about ensuring the well-being of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide as well as advancing the cause of human rights and democratic values for all. She is an attorney whose focus was education law. Schleifer has served in many communal roles. She is a member of the Executive Council of the national Board of Governors of AJC and National Chair of AJC Project Interchange. She also serves as Development co-chair of the Jewish Religious Equality Coalition, is a member of the Executive Committee of the AJC Westchester/Lower Fairfield Regional Office where she also served as president.
Schrag has been a resident of Westchester for 27 years, where he has been an active member of various organizations. After serving on the board of trustees of the Young Israel of Scarsdale, Schrag served as a Vice President and then co-oresident. Schrag joined the Board of the Westchester Jewish Council in 2006 and in 2008 became a vice president. He chaired the Presidents’ Roundtable, co-chaired seven galas and represented Westchester’s growing Orthodox community. For 50 years, he has marched in, or attended, almost every Salute to Israel/Celebrate Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue and for the past three years, he has served as Grand Marshall of the WJC delegation.
The event, at 7:15 p.m. at Westchester Jewish Center, 175 Rockland Ave., is open to the entire community. Cost varies by donor level. Details and registration are available on line at www.wjcouncil.org . For more information contact the council at 914-328-7001.
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