Event Info

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mandarin Oriental New York

2016 Honorees:

Bob Appel, Harry Belafonte, Jacques d’Amboise, Joy Henshel, Keith Reinhard, Chita Rivera, Liz Smith, Caroll Spinney

Benefit Co-Chairs:

Carol Becker   • Robin and Scott Gottlieb •   Joel and Nancy Hirschtritt • Elissa and Great Neck Richman   •   Tami Schneider


Nearly 500 people came together on April 11, 2016 for The New Jewish Home’s third annual Eight over 80: Celebrating Eight Remarkable Lives. The event raised more than $1.2 million and once again proved that aging is not something to be afraid of. We hope you will join us in 2017 to celebrate eight trailblazers who just happen to be over 80. <read more about the big event>


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




Helen and Robert J. Appel
Carol Becker
Himan Brown Charitable Trust
Margot and Norman* Freedman
Susan H. and Jeffrey P. Goldstein
Robin and Scott Gottlieb
Susan and David Haas
Ruth and David Levine
Melanie Katzman and Russell Makowsky
Rose-Lee and Keith Reinhard
Elissa and Great Neck Richman
Tami Schneider
Elizabeth Grayer and Aidan Synnott


Andron Construction
Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office
C.R. Bard
Lou-Ellen and Mel Barkan
Ann Berman and Daniel Feld
Vivian and Daniel Bernstein
Frederic L. Bloch
Bloomberg Philanthropies
DDB Worldwide
Linda and Ronald Daitz
Debavoise & Plimpton LLP
Helen Matchett Demario Foundation
Valerie and Charles M. Diker
EisnerAmper LLP
Diana and John Engel
Jeannie and Bruce Evans
Lisa and Michael Feiner
Ann Berman and Daniel Feld
Lisa Lippman and Benjamin Finkelstein
Phyllis and Harvey Finkelstein
Francis and Cecele Fraenkel
Ellen and David Freeman
Cheryl Fried
Lee Garfinkel
Peter Georgescu
Susan Glickman
GNYHA Ventures Inc.
Jane Bowling and Woody Greenberg
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jayne Lippman and Robert Goodman
Thomas Gottschalk
Lynn and Martin Halbfinger
Lesley and Michael Heller
Joy Henshel
Debra Kenyon and Peter Hess
Nancy and Joel Hirschtritt
Stacy and Jonathan Hochberg
Hutch Metro Center
Rory and David Jones
Carol and Gershon Kekst
Lauren and Alan Klein
Fran and Bill Klingenstein

Elly Koeppel
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Amy and Steve Lipin
Loeb & Troper LLP
Ellen Reinheimer and Barry Lovell
Judith and Michael Luskin
M&T Bank
Marilyn and Arthur Margon
Joanne and Norman Matthews
Kim and Evan Meyers
Montefiore Information Technology
Thomas E. Moore III
Offit Capital
Lauren G. Heymann and David Orelowitz
Marcey and Stan Pantowich
Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
Patient Care Associates, Inc.
Jill Oberlander and Laurence Penn
Perkins Eastman
Cindy and David Pinter
Soledad O’Brien
Susan and Arthur Rebell
Susan and Gene Resnick
Denise and Jeff Rothberg
Amy and Rob Rothman
Nan and Howard Rubin
Julia and Joshua Ruch
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP
Elizabeth and Joel Serebransky
Elizabeth and David Sherman
Jayne M. Silberman
David Simon Foundation
Jane and James Stern
Unitex & Med-Apparel Services
Audrey S. Weiner and Jeffrey Solomon
Joan and Sol Wachtler
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
Beth and Earle Yaffa
Melissa Yanis-Grand
Howard Zimmerman, Howard L. Zimmerman Architects PC


Celebrating Eight Remarkable Lives


Eight over 80 is celebrating what octogenarians are doing, not just what they’ve done. They are still building, still writing, still experimenting-still making waves. Our honorees show the world that trailblazing is ageless.

By 2030, 30% of the US population will be over the age of 80. And it is for precisely this reason that The New Jewish Home celebrates Eight over 80. Like the teeming energy and diversity of New York itself, the variety of accomplishments and personalities of our eight honorees show us what it is to age like a New Yorker as part of this inspirational annual event.

Honor Role: 2015 Eight over 80 Honorees

Honor Roll: 2014 Eight over 80 Honorees

Your Dollars at Work

Your Dollars  at Work


Provides funding to re-train our nearly 600 caregivers in person-directed care, which has already shown to have a transformative impact on the elders and families within our care. Already proving the impact of this major culture change initiative in Westchester, in this new approach we are moving from one that is institutional to one that is person-directed.


Expands our Jintronix telemedicine platform, which combines evidence-based treatments, virtual games and motion-tracking sensors to offer a fun and effective tool for physical rehabilitation. Jintronix tackles three major issues related to rehabilitation: patient compliance, patient access, and lowering costs, both for orthopedic and stroke recovery patients by finding a way to motivate patients to have fun in their recovery.


Provides life-enhancing therapeutic recreation programs for our long-term residents. Elders take art and dance classes, perform in glee club, attend baseball games, have on-site salon appointments, and attend movie nights. All services are provided by licensed therapists and each campus offers a customized calendar of activities based on personal feedback.


Provides music events and performances in partnership with the Healing Arts Initiative,bringing top talent to our facilities, or transporting residents to events and performances in the community.


Helps train disconnected youth, ages 18-24, in partnership with Stanley Isaacs Center which provides education services to support their paths into entry level positions in healthcare.This workforce development pilot program is for students who have either fallen behind or dropped out of school.

About Us


As the elder population doubles in the next two decades, The New Jewish Home is taking bold action now to create innovative and inspiring choices for our collective elderhood. Our services span the spectrum—from support at home to full-time nursing care for those most in need. The New Jewish Home is leading the transformation of eldercare in America. Adopting the Green House model for the planned Living Center of Manhattan on West 97th Street and currently at Sarah Neuman Center in Westchester, we are setting the standard for the industry.

Founded in 1848, Jewish Home now serves 12,000 individuals annually at our Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester campuses and throughout New York’s nine-county metro area with home care and day care services. As a quintessential New York organization, we are committed to transforming eldercare for New Yorkers so they can live meaningful lives in the place they call home.


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