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”? We celebrated eight remarkable lives that answer that question at our fourth annual “Eight Over 80” benefit at the Mandarin Oriental, raising over $1.1 million to support the Jewish Home’s vital programs. “Eight Over 80” 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.




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



Carol Becker

$25,000 – $49,999

Margot Freedman
Susan H. and Jeffrey P. Goldstein
Susan and David Haas
Himan Brown Charitable Trust
Ruth and David Levine
Offit Capital

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

$15,000 – $24,999

Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office
Lou-Ellen and Mel Barkan
Frederic L. Bloch
Debevoise & Plimpton LLC
Jeannie and Bruce Evans
Lisa Lippman and Ben Finkelstein
Ellen and David Freeman
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Helen Hatchett Demario Foundation
Joy Henshel
Stacy and Jonathan Hochberg
Fran and Bill Klingenstein

LI Script
Ellen Reinheimer and Barry Lovell
Judith and Michael Luskin
M&T Bank
Morrison Community Living
Betsy and Paul Polivy
Susan and Arthur Rebell
Beth and Joel Serebransky
Audrey S. Weiner and Jeffrey R. Solomon
Elizabeth Grayer and Aidan Synnott
Elise Wagner / Kramer Levin

$5,000 – $14,999

Alton Health Advisors
Andron Construction Corp.
Ellen and Bill Blumstein
David Geffen Foundation
Linda and Ronald Daitz

Eisner Amper LLP
Lisa and Michael Feiner
Ann Berman and Daniel Feld
Lisa and Adam Friedlander
Sally Froelich

$2,500 – $4,999

Donna Katzin and Alan Altschuler
Reina and Emilio Bassini
Amy and Jonathan Bergner
Vivian and Daniel Bernstein
Lauren and Richard Brody
Crystal & Company
Valerie and Charles M. Diker
Carole and Richard Eisner
Diana and John Engel
Susan Glickman
Lesley and Michael Heller
Nancy and Joel Hirschtritt
Hutch Metro Center
Medline Industries Inc
Joseph M. Peixoto and Paul Meyeroff
The New York Academy of Medicine

Nicor Construction
Optum Health
Lauren Heymann and David Orelowitz
Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and
Tracey and Robert Pruzan
David L Reich, MD /
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Jeffrey Schoenfeld
Lori Semlies /
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Elsa and Stephen Solender
Tobin Parnes Design
Joan and Sol Wachtler
Howard Zimmerman /
Howard L. Zimmerman Architects PC

$1,500 – $2,499

Marissa Allen
Paul Balser
Elizabeth Fine
Gabrielle Genauer
Jayne Lipman and Bob Goodman
June and Jerry Gottlieb
Elliot Hagler
Frances and Jack Harris
Karen Smoler Heller
John A. Hermann
Jintronix Inc.
Elly Koeppel
William Kummel
Joann and Robert Lang
Ruth and Sidney Lapidus
Arlene and Jerry Levine

Tammy Marshall
Regina Melly
Hilary Meyer / SAGE
Sandra Mundy
Audrey and Bruce Nathanson
Stephen Novick
Judith Stern Peck
Perkins Eastman
Marie Rosenthal
Jay M. Sackman
Nancy Stoddard
Jacob Victory
Audrey Wathen
Elizabeth and James Weingast
Beth and Earle Yaffa

Supporter list current as of 3/24/17


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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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