This fall join us at the North Shore Inaugural as we come together in person. Your collective support fuels so much of our powerful work. You'll discover how UJA is offering relief and real solutions to todays most pressing challenges.

The Inaugural will feature a Roll of Honor.
Please join us in demonstrating your support by making a gift to the 2023 Annual Campaign. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

The deadline for the Roll of Honor is Friday, September 16, 2022. Your participation in the Roll of Honor is completely voluntary, although we hope you will agree to have your name listed for the Inaugural and our Long Island Roll of Honor. 

Visionary $250,000+* 
Centurion $100,000+* 
Pacesetter $50,000+* 
Leadership Circle $25,000+* 
Ambassador $18,000+ *
Guardian $10,000+ *
Patron $5,000+ 
Community Leader $1,800+ 
Friend $1,000+ 

* UJA Giving Societies
A journal package of $10,000 or more includes membership in one or more of UJA's donor giving societies: Tzedek Society ($10,000+), King David Society ($25,000+), Ambassador's Round Table ($50,000+), and Prime Minister's Council ($100,000+). Membership includes exclusive access to briefings, volunteer experiences, missions, and other benefits.

This event is intended for donors of $1,000 or more to UJA’s 2023 Annual Campaign.

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UJA-Federation requests that all event attendees be vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Honoree Portrait

Fara and Richard Copell

Community Leadership Award Recipient

Fara and Richard Copell are very involved in the Jewish community, giving back and making the Jewish community a better place.

Richard grew up in Manhasset Hills and went to undergraduate school at Syracuse University before furthering his education at the University of Pennsylvania school of Dental Medicine, receiving his D.M.D. Fara was raised in Great Neck and attended college at the University of Maryland, graduating with a B.A. in marketing. She was a buyer at Gimbels Philadelphia and Frederick Atkins in New York.

Fara and Richard were married in 1979 and have lived in Old Westbury since 1983. Together, they have been involved in various charitable endeavors including the Children’s Medical Fund, Sid Jacobson JCC, Sunrise Day Camp (Richard is a past honoree), American Cancer Society, Katz Women’s Hospital, North Shore Child Guidance, AIDS Awareness, Federation of Boca, JFS, Tikvah, and UJA (Fara is a proud Lion of Judah). They traveled to Israel with UJA to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary of independence and have been active members of Temple Sinai of Roslyn for 30 years. 

Richard has been an active member of the Men’s board of Glen Head Country Club for 25 years and has served as president since 2019. Fara has also been an active member of Glen Head Country Club for over 30 years, serving on the ladies’ board as social chair, chairing all the ladies’ events, and she been the chairperson for the annual Play for Pink Charity event for five years. 

Fara and Richard’s proudest achievements are their children, Lindsay and Jeff Schultz, Alexandra and Brett Kasner, and Brett and Jesse Copell, and of course their four grandchildren, Lily, Mason, Graham, and Annabelle. 

Honoree Portrait

Ellen and Ned Dorman

Community Leadership Award Recipient

Ned and Ellen Dorman are devoted to UJA and the Jewish community.

Ned and Ellen met while studying at Cornell University and graduated in 1977. Ned went on to receive his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California in 1980. Ellen had a career in advertising before taking time off to care for their children, Maddy and Allie. Ned launched the Foodservice Division of his family’s business, Dorman Cheese, working there for 10 years and then as VP Food Service for Dorman Roth Foods.  In 1994 Ned and Ellen started their own company, The Dairy Group.

Now Ned has the time to pursue his passion of music. Ned and Ellen created a music appreciation series called The Sounds of Music! These programs receive overwhelming responses, and have been performed at multiple UJA fundraisers. Ned has also donated his time to many JCC social adult day programs, entertaining Holocaust survivors, Alzheimer patients, senior citizen groups, and more.

Ellen and Ned are involved in numerous charities including the Anti-Defamation League, Mazon, North Shore University Hospital, Birthright Israel, Palm Beach Federation, and UJA-Federation. They also traveled on a UJA mission to Cuba and have made many local site visits. 

Outside of UJA, they are longtime members of Temple Beth Torah in Westbury, both serving on the board of trustees. Ned has also been on Rabbi and Cantor Search committees and chaired the nominating committee.  Ellen became a Lion of Judah in 2017.  Ellen and Ned are proud members of Old Westbury Country Club and Delaire Country Club.

Ned (aka Zayda) and Ellen (aka Bubby) say their greatest nachas is from their children and grandchildren, Maddy and Ian, who met on Birthright and have three amazing Birthright sons, Blake, Charlie, Dylan; and Allie (Birthright and Birthright Next) and Lee and their incredible children, Layla and Parker.

Honoree Portrait

Ellen and James Hochfelder

Community Leadership Award Recipient

Ellen and James are dedicated to making the Jewish community a better place through their actions and philanthropy. Ellen and Jim have been actively involved in UJA for over 50 years. They have chaired, been on the Board of Trustees, and were committee members of many North Shore Inaugural events.

Both Ellen and Jim grew up in Merrick and met in Philadelphia on a blind date. They have lived on Long Island their whole lives, living in Roslyn, Old Westbury, and now Manhasset.

Jim attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania before starting his career at his grandfather’s women’s sweater business, Beldoch Popper. Under Jim’s direction, they eventually became one of the largest domestic women’s sweaters manufacturers in the U.S. Eventually, the company was sold as Beldoch Industries to a public company in 1994, where Jim remained president until 2002, when he retired. Currently, Jim is the owner/president of Sam Hunter LLC, staying very active as a consultant in the fashion industry.

Since his early career, Jim has been active in many charitable ventures. Many years ago, Jim started the UJA LI Country Club Coalition, getting, at that time, 17 Jewish country clubs, to feature a UJA day fundraiser event. Ellen and Jim also were part of the founding family of the Roslyn Day Care Center, where he was chairman for many years.

Jim has had numerous board positions including UJA Long Island, Temple Sinai in Roslyn, Glen Head Country Club, Roslyn Day Care Center, and Young Presidents of America New York as membership chairman.

Together, Ellen and Jim have two children, Amy and Adam. They are both Wharton graduates. Amy, who is married to Scott Smith, currently resides in Massachusetts. They are very active in UJA, FIDF, Birthright, and more. Adam is married to Lisa, and they currently live in New York City, where Adam is in the real estate business and has been involved with the 92nd Street Y, Help USA, and along with his dad Jim and grandfather Gene, is a former UJA honoree. Ellen and Jim also have four grandchildren, Samantha, Henry, Hunter, and Preston.

Honoree Portrait

Heidi and Richard Horowitz

Community Leadership Award Recipient

Heidi and Richard Horowitz have been leaders of the UJA community for many years. They have served on committees, traveled on missions, and opened their home for the Long Island Premiere. 

Richard’s involvement with UJA spans decades, and he has been honored by the Plumbing and North Shore Divisions several times. Richard has served on the board of the Children’s Medical Fund and was president of the Men’s Division. For his contributions to the community, he was honored at the CMF Golf Outing. Since 1978, he has served on the Long Island Jewish Hospital Board before moving to the Northwell Health System Board of Trustees/Advisors. Richard also worked on the AIPAC Washington Committee. He is an active member of the Glen Oaks Club and served as president from 1997 to 2000 as well as serving on the Board of Governors for 25 years. He continues to serve on various Glen Oaks Club committees. 

Heidi grew up in North Woodmere, where she was surrounded by a strong Jewish community. Her father, alongside his dear friend, Rabbi Theodore Jungreis, was a founding member of the local synagogue. Her grandfather was a founding member of The Workman’s Circle, one of the first Jewish labor organizations in America, helping to create the Circle Lodge and Camp Kinder-Ring.  

Since 2012, as an active Ruby Lion of Judah, she has been a participant in numerous special projects and has chaired events such as a trip to Austin, Texas, as well as attending GA conferences in Israel and Washington, D.C.  

Heidi was privileged to participate in nine Heart to Heart missions to Israel, and began eagerly recruiting for future missions in hopes of sharing the incredible experience with other women. She even became a bat mitzvah at age 50 at a special inaugural ceremony under the excavated Western Wall tunnels. 

While attending the Centennial Mission to Israel in 2017 with Richard, Heidi participated in a special group photography tour under direction from well-known photographer Stephen Wilkes.

Heidi and Richard live in Old Westbury and are members of Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation and Palm Beach Synagogue in Palm Beach, Florida. 

Following in their footsteps of Jewish philanthropy, they are grateful for their family including Jill and Jeffrey Libshutz, Chase Reiter, Starr and Jonathan Chasin, and grandchildren Lucas, Jared, Blake, and Teddy. 


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