As a NY Lion, you’re part of an extraordinary group of dedicated and philanthropic women who fearlessly and proudly represent the best of us.

Join us for this year's NY Lions Lunch, where we'll celebrate our community, connect with friends, and recognize our honorees Beth Altschuler, Staci Barber, and Judy Baum.

We’ll also hear about UJA’s powerful work confronting escalating antisemitism, responding to the ongoing war in Israel, and helping New Yorkers of all backgrounds here at home.

This event welcomes donors who give a gift of $6,000 or more, individually or as a family, to UJA's 2025 Annual Campaign.

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Honoree Portrait

Beth Altschuler

Martha K. Selig Young Leadership Award

Beth remembers coming to Lion of Judah luncheons with her mother when she was in her early twenties. With a strong family tie to Jewish philanthropy from both of her parents, it was instinctual for Beth to get involved in UJA-Federation at a young age. When Beth moved to New York City in 2004, she often participated in young adult programming, including the Women’s Executive Committee Mentorship Program and the Families Division Executive Committee, where she enjoyed connecting with her mentor and learning about UJA’s vast network of nonprofits.

Beth’s involvement in UJA grew after she moved to Scarsdale in 2016....

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Honoree Portrait

Staci Barber

Spirit of Peggy Award

Staci is a retired attorney who left the practice of law in 2004 and has since been focused on volunteer and philanthropic efforts. She was formerly a partner in the litigation department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and after that, worked at GE Capital Corporation as litigation counsel for four years.
She proudly served on the Board of UJA-Federation, and has held many leadership positions in UJA Women, including chair of Manhattan Women, co-chair of KDS Women and vice chair of UJA Women. She has served as co-chair of UJA’s Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors for almost a decade and serves on the CIHS Allocations Committee....

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Judy Baum

Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award

Judy Baum is co-chair of the UJA King David Society major gifts campaign and chairs LEAD — the Leadership Development Committee at UJA-Federation. She is very involved in women’s philanthropy at UJA and serves as a member of the UJA Women’s Executive Committee and the Manhattan Women’s Leadership Board.
Judy has a long history of involvement with UJA. She is a past chair of the UJA Women’s campaign and the Long Island Women’s campaign and was chair of Long Island’s New Leadership campaign. Judy served as a member of the UJA Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. She also served...

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Long Island Chair: Heidi Horowitz
NYC Chair: Sharon Shane
Westchester Chair: Leslie Perelman

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