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Thank you for an amazing


Thank you to everyone that joined or supported us on Sunday for

Lunch With A View

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What an impactful day!

First, we are so grateful to our event chairs Julie Isaacson and Louanne Smolin. Both devoted ORTists, each spoke so beautifully of their own ORT legacy, and the enduring impact of an ORT education.

Thank you to our other amazing speakers ORT America CEO and COO Allison Weinger, ORT Chicago Advisory Council President Lori Fink, and ORT America Board Member David Eaton. ORT Chicago is so grateful to have such a spectacular community of eloquent leaders.

Louanne Smolin and Julie Isaacson

We were delighted to present longtime, passionate ORT supporter Roberta "Bobbi" Teitelbaum, with the Tikkun Olam Leadership Award.

Bobbi is an inspiration to so many at ORT. Her commitment to this community, and to making the world a better place, is remarkable.

As Julie said in her opening comments, if you looked up "mensch" in a dictionary, you'd find a picture of Bobbi.

Bobbi Teitelbaum

Judy Levin, Shaina Feinberg and and Julia Rothman

The conversation with our guest authors, Shaina Feinberg and Julia Rothman was engaging and meaningful. And, as always, they were expertly interviewed by Judy Levin.

 Their book, "How We Got By", is hopeful and moving, and the theme of resilience through hardship is so pertinent to ORT's every day work: giving students, teachers and schools the resources they need to thrive through adversity.

We were all so inspired and moved by Mila Finkelshtein, CEO of ORT Ukraine. The situation in her country, for thousands of students, teachers and their families, is unthinkable. She shared with us that even as her communities continue to face the trauma of war, they are working tirelessly to ensure their students have access to education whenever possible.

Mila and ORT Ukraine Students

And, your support for Lunch With A View not only provides this uninterrupted education, but also financial assistance, medical supplies, safety updates and urgent mental health resources - whatever each of our school communities needs to not just survive, but thrive. If you haven't yet, please consider donating.

Thank you again to everyone that made this year

such a resounding success!

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Thank you to our Event Sponsors

Champion Sponsor

Shelley and Marvin Fagel

Advocate Sponsors

Merle Cowin and Larry Ordower David Eaton and Louanne Smolin Gail and Howard Lanznar

Judy and Stephen Levin

Bobbi and Harvey Teitelbaum

Toni and Bob Werner

Partner Sponsors

Ellen and Bob Doppelt

Barb and Don Hoffman

Lori and Mitch Kahn

Susan Wallerstein

Diane and Loren Weil

Friend Sponsors

Fred Teitelbaum Construction Company

DLA Piper

David and Carol Golder

Ronald Heftman

Julie Isaacson

Linda Kirschbaum

Alice Kohn

Toby and Mitch Kriss

Bonnie Lovitt

Dr. Susan Rubin

Susan Sack

Sheryl Solomon


Thank you to the Lunch With a View 2024 Host Committee

Merle Cowin​

Linda Cutler​

Judy Deutsch​

Ellen Doppelt​

Susan Dorn​

Shelly Dreifuss​

Shelley Fagel​

Karen Fine​

Lori Fink​

Holly Ginsburg

Valerie Golbus​

Roberta Goodman​

Mindy Gordon​

Barbara Hoffman​

Julie Isaacson​

Barbara Kahan​

Lori Kahn​

Jill Katlin ​

Linda Kirschbaum​

Alice Kohn​

Jessica Kornblatt

Shelley Kreiter​

Toby Kriss​

Gail Lanznar​

Judy Levin​

Bonnie Lovitt​

Shari Rabin​

Lynn Reiner​

Jeri Rothman​

Louanne Smolin​

Shery Solomon​

Barb Statland​

Bobbi Teitelbaum​

Harvey Teitelbaum​

Diane Weil​

Lynn Weitz​

Sarah Weitz​

Toni Werner​

Laura Zimmerman

Contact Hannah Wolod at (847) 291-0475 or hwolod@ortamerica.org with questions. For more information about ORT, visit ortamerica.org

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