Celebrating Eight Remarkable Lives
Eight Over 80
Celebrating Eight Remarkable Lives
Eight Over 80
Celebrating Eight Remarkable Lives
Eight Over 80
Celebrating Eight Remarkable Lives
Eight Over 80

Event Info

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Style icon Iris Apfel, dancer/choreographer/actress Carmen de Lavallade, civil rights attorney Vernon Jordan, television luminary Norman Lear, culinary legend Jacques Pépin, business & philanthropic leaders Morris W. Offit and Barbara and Donald Tober

What does it mean to “Age Like a New Yorker”? Find out when we celebrate eight remarkable lives that answer that question at our fourth annual “Eight Over 80” benefit at the Mandarin Oriental. The event lauds the creativity and significance of the over-80 generation—something our honorees demonstrate every day. All this, and a special centennial toast to UJA-Federation of New York — our first salute to an over-80 institution.

Come be a part of this fun, heartfelt celebration!




Carol Becker
Lisa Lippman and Benjamin Finkelstein
Nancy and Joel Hirschtritt
Kate Lear and Jon LaPook, MD
Judith and Michael Luskin
Amanda and Ned S. Offit

Stefanie and Daniel W. Offit
Susan and Arthur Rebell
Marcia Riklis
Tami Schneider
Sofia & Mike Segal
Claudine Pépin and Rollie Wesen

Benefit Committee

Carol Becker
Margot Freedman
Susan and David Haas
Himan Brown Charitable Trust
Amanda and Ned S. Offit
Stefanie and Daniel W. Offit
Nancy and Morris W. Offit

Offit Capital
Jill Oberlander and Laurence Penn
Tami Schneider
Schwartz Sladkus Reich
      Greenberg Atlas LLP
Sofia and Mike Segal
Barbara and Donald Tober

Dinner Committee

Alton Health Advisors
Andron Construction Corp.
Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office
Lou-Ellen and Mel Barkan
Amy and Jonathan Bergner
Frederic L. Bloch
Ellen and Bill Blumstein
Valerie T. and Charles M. Diker
Diana and John Engel
Jeannie and Bruce Evans
Lisa and Michael Feiner
Elizabeth Fine
Lisa Lippman and Benjamin Finkelstein
Ellen and David Freeman
Jayne Lipman and Bob Goodman
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Lynn and Marty Halbfinger
Halis Family Foundation
Helen Matchett Demario Foundation
Lesley and Michael Heller
Joy Henshel
John A. Hermann
Debra Kenyon and Peter Hess
Nancy and Joel Hirschtritt
Stacy and Jonathan Hochberg
Rory and David Jones

Fran and Bill Klingenstein
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
William Kummel
Arlene and Jerry Levine
Amy and Steve Lipin
Loeb & Troper LLP
Ellen Reinheimer and Barry Lovell
Judith and Michael Luskin
M&T Bank
Melanie Katzman and Russell Makowsky
Medline Industries Inc
Marcey and Stan Pantowich
Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care
      and Rehabilitation
Betsy and Paul Polivy
Susan and Arthur Rebell
David L. Reich, MD/The Mount Sinai Hospital
Susan and Gene Resnick
Jeffrey Schoenfeld
David J. Simon
Elsa and Stephen Solender
Audrey S. Weiner and Jeffrey R. Solomon
Elizabeth Grayer and Aidan Synnott
Unitex & Med-Apparel Services
Joan and Sol Wachtler


Media Coverage

Harry Belafonte and Liz Smith Among ‘Eight Over 80’ Honorees at New Jewish Home Gala (Forward)

The city’s daily life (New York Social Diary)

Eight over Eighty Honorees Celebrate Passion Behind Lengthy Careers (NY1 News)

Chita Rivera, Harry Belafonte & More Turn Out for New Jewish Home’s 8 OVER 80 Benefit (Broadway World)

The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets to Celebrate: Eight Over Eighty (Dance Enthusiast)


Photos from the 2016 Eight over 80 Gala

Your Dollars at Work

Your Dollars at Work

The New Jewish Home is committed to transforming eldercare for New Yorkers so they can live meaningful lives in the place they call home.

“Eight Over 80” celebrates life and aging in an entirely new way, just as The New Jewish Home is transforming eldercare as we know it. Serving New Yorkers of all faiths and ethnicities for nearly 170 years, we are one of the nation’s largest and most diversified not-for-profit geriatric health and rehabilitation systems.

We are dedicated to providing high-quality care and nurturing meaningful life, and we do more than you know to bring excellence to the areas of short-term rehabilitation, long‐term care, senior housing, and home health programs — including operating the nation’s only substance abuse recovery program in a long-term care setting.

We’re forging new ground in applied research and technology and models of care, and we’re training the next generation of healthcare workers — helping hundreds of young New Yorkers graduate high school, go to college, obtain certification, and begin meaningful careers.

And all of this needs your support to succeed. All of this is what distinguishes us from other eldercare providers. And all of this is what “Eight Over 80” helps to sustain.

uja_soa_proud_partner  We are a proud partner of UJA-Federation of New York, now celebrating its centennial year.

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