Paula Gottesman has been named the 2018 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award recipient from National Women’s Philanthropy (NWP). She will represent Greater MetroWest at the International Lion of Judah Conference in Miami, January 13-15, 2019.
This award, given every two years, marks the extraordinary contribution of Norma Kipnis-Wilson and Toby Friedland (z”l), the founders of the Lion of Judah program. It honors a woman of distinction from every Federation community and is given to women who embody the spirit and vision of the Lion of Judah through their commitments to tzedakah and tikkun olam.
Paula has been at the forefront of transforming our Greater MetroWest community in extraordinary ways for the past five decades. She is a past president of our Women’s Division and of the Jewish Community Foundation. She and her husband, Jerry (z”l), created model programs in Jewish day school education that have greatly impacted Greater MetroWest and helped shape the national landscape in the areas of day school affordability and endowment development. She is a nationally known supporter of Jewish summer camp and of many innovative programs in Israel.