Women's Philanthropy Spring Brunch 2019

When: June 2, 2019 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: Landerhaven
6111 Landerhaven Drive
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Contact: Joyce Lisiewski at jlisiewski@jcfcleve.org (216-593-2845)
Cost: $42.00
Summary: Featuring Hon. Judge Rachel Freier & Presentation of the Irene Zehman Volunteer Award to Judith Wolkoff.

Event Details


We are excited to invite you to the 2019 Spring Brunch, a new twist on the Women’s Philanthropy annual spring luncheon!

Engage with Hon. Judge Rachel Freier, New York City Criminal Court Judge and first Chassidic woman elected to public office.

Honor Judith Wolkoff, volunteer at Transplant House of Cleveland, 2019 recipient of the Irene Zehman Volunteer Award.

Sunday, June 2, 2019
11:45 am – 1:30 pm

6111 Landerhaven Dr.
Mayfield Heights

Brunch and Program: $42
(not tax-deductible, kosher dietary laws observed)

Tables of 8 may be purchased for $1,000 ($600 tax deductible). Additional benefits include company signage, preferred seating, and VIP check-in.

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is grateful for the sponsorship of:
Benesch (Silver Sponsor)
HW Financial Advisors (Bronze Sponsor)

Pre-registration is now closed. For more information, please contact Rebecca Sattin at rsattin@jcfcleve.org.

About Hon. Judge Rachel Freier:
Rachel “Ruchie” Freier was elected as Civil Court Judge in November 2016 and is currently assigned to Kings County Criminal Court. Prior to becoming a judge, she maintained law offices in Borough Park and Monroe, N. Y. licensed to practice in NY, NJ and Washington DC. She is the first Chassidic woman to be elected to public office.

Rachel worked as a legal secretary and then worked her way up to paralegal while supporting her husband who studied the Talmud in Kollel during the first ten years of her marriage. Subsequently, Rachel attended Touro College, where she majored in Political Science and directed the Women’s Pre-Law Society.

After graduating Touro College with honors, she attended Brooklyn Law School part time so that she would have time to study law while raising her six children. After graduating law school, Rachel founded Chasdei Devorah, Inc. a non-profit charity, in memory of her friend who passed away at a young age. Thereafter she formed B’Derech, a grassroots non-profit organization advocating for education and opportunity for adolescents in the Chassidic community.

When a group of Chassidic female Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in Borough Park asked Rachel to assist them in their desire to serve other women during emergencies, her offer to help them mushroomed into directing a global grassroots all women’s volunteer agency known as Ezras Nashim. In order to be a more effective leader, she became an EMT.

Rachel is a proud, devoted mother and grandmother of a Chassidic Family. She is dedicated to her Chassidic community specifically and reaches out to the general Jewish community.



6111 Landerhaven Drive

Mayfield Heights, OH 44124


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Women's Philanthropy Spring Brunch 2019


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