The Pioneer Chapter of Hadassah

Honored 2018 Woman of the Year

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff
Photos By: Patrick mcMullan

Jean Shafiroff

The Pioneer Chapter of Hadassah presented philanthropist, activist and author Jean Shafiroff with the 2018 Woman of the Year Award at the 24th Annual Fundraiser Luncheon on Monday, August 6th, 2018 at Oceanbleu at the Bath & Tennis Hotel on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. The 2018 event was chaired by Elisa Greenbaum and Linda Stoll Pearlman.

Elisa Greenbaum With Jean Shafiroff And Linda Stoll Pearlman

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Elisa Greenbaum, Linda Stoll Pearlman, Rabbi Michael Rascoe, David Walker, Michael Hard, Melissa Mitchell, Deborah Halpert, Julie Ratner, Ruth Miller, Michel Piranesi, James Scher, Ruth Vered.

Ruth Vered
A volunteer fundraiser, leader, and spokesperson for several charitable causes, Jean Shafiroff adds Hadassah to her extensive list of philanthropic efforts and honors. After accepting the Woman of the Year award, Jean spoke passionately about her ideas on philanthropy. She also shared her fashion views as guests enjoyed an avant-elegant fashion installation by Carolina Herrera New York. Guests were treated to an exclusive preview of Carolina Herrera’s gowns and dresses from the Fall 2018 collection.

The 24th Annual Woman of the Year Luncheon included a cocktail hour, and a three-course, gourmet kosher lunch served by Regal Caterers. A boutique of vendors as well as a silent auction and raffles were open throughout the luncheon’s program. The fundraiser benefitted the Hadassah Medical Organization, a diverse organization of healthcare professionals and medical researchers dedicated to finding innovative solutions to complex medical problems.

Jean Shafiroff‘s impact improves the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare, and resources for children in need. It is her passion for the land and people of Israel that has brought her to the forefront of the Jewish community and to receive Hadassah’s highest honor.

Hadassah, Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. is a volunteer organization committed to strengthening the connection to Israel and Jewish values and continuity in America. By advocating for women’s rights, health and well-being the organization promises to connect and empower Jewish women to effect change.