This year, our annual Palm Beach Reception will honor Penny and John Wallerstein, two longtime members of our community whose philanthropic commitment enriches UJA’s powerful work. 

Right now, our collective support of UJA is helping us confront the defining crises of the moment: rising antisemitism; war in Ukraine; and increased poverty, hunger, and mental health struggles after the pandemic. 

We hope you’ll come together with your New York UJA community to recognize Penny and John and pay tribute to UJA’s work that’s fueled by your generosity.

Event Chairs
Jeffrey Lane and Lynne Tarnopol

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

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Honoree Portrait

Penny and John Wallerstein

Penny and John Wallerstein are deeply involved in a variety of Jewish causes. Together, they have supported UJA-Federation for many years. John served on the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds board, which led to his advisory role with Sunrise Association Day Camps, day camps for children battling cancer. John also sat on a UJA fundraising advisory committee. Penny has supported the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and today serves on the board of Temple Emanu-El in New York City. Penny and John’s commitment to Jewish philanthropy extends to their two adult daughters, one of whom is involved with UJA in New York, while the other is involved with the Jewish Federation of Greater...

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