AJC Westchester/Fairfield 2019 Gala   

Thursday, May 16th
6:00PM to 9:00PM


Join us as we honor Richard W. Cohen and Ruth & Sid Lapidus


Please join the Tribute Committee in their honor.  Benefits include: 

  • Your name listed on the invitation, event program, and AJC website
  • Dinner tickets
  • Journal ad   

Visit ajcwestfair-gala2019.eventbrite.com for complete details and to make your tribute level gift.  Your reply is requested by March 15th. 


  • Richard is the Regional President of AJC Westchester/Fairfield and a member of the AJC National Board of Governors.  He has participated in AJC exchange programs in Germany and Poland, and missions in Lithuania and Estonia and serves on AJC Diplomatic Outreach teams to Colombia, Lithuania and Poland.  Under Richard's leadership our region has grown to be one of the most successful in the country.  Richard is a nationally recognized lawyer in the fields of health insurance and investor rights litigation. Richard and his wife Emily live in Mamaroneck NY, and have two grown children. 
  • Ruth has been involved with AJC for 20 years. She serves on the National Board of Governors and the Project Interchange and Women's Leadership Boards. Ruth graduated from Hunter College and received a graduate degree from Pace University in Public Health Administration. She is actively involved with Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic since 1990, and served as a past president of the organization. Being interested in women’s health, Ruth served on the Advisory Council of Women At Risk, a research, education and support program at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Ruth and Sid live in Harrison and have three children and six grandchildren.
  • Sid graduated from Princeton University and Columbia University Law School. At year end 2007, he retired after forty years as a partner of Warburg Pincus LLC, one of the leading private equity firms.  He is Lead Director of Lennar, the country’s largest homebuilder.  Sid is active on many non-profit boards, including being Chair of the American Jewish Historical Society, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Center for Jewish History.  He has long been involved with UJA-Federation of New York.  Sid also enjoys traveling with Ruth on many AJC overseas trips.

You can also contact Vicki or Sharon for more information at 914-948-5585:

Vicki Kline, Director of Development   klinev@ajc.org
Sharon Saias, Assistant Development Director saiass@ajc.org

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