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C’mon, C’mon Now, Tisch Me, Babe

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Michael Priest and Aurora Rose/PMc
Thursday, May 3, 2018
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At its 29th annual spring gala at the Plaza Hotel last week, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (aka The Jewish Board) honored Alice Tisch, outgoing president, and Stephanie Bernheim, long-standing Trustee of the organization. The event attracted more than 350 guests and raised $1.5 million for the programs of The Jewish Board, which serves more than 45,000 New Yorkers of all faiths, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds each year.


“We’re tremendously grateful for the tireless efforts of Alice Tisch and Stephanie Bernheim on behalf of The Jewish Board,” said David Rivel, CEO of The Jewish Board. “Both Alice and Stephanie have been passionate promoters of access to quality mental and behavioral health services, and we look forward to their work for many years to come.”


John A. Herrmann, Jr. and Jenny Lyss presented the honorees with their awards. Guests included Ronald  and Jo Carole Lauder, Mark Rachesky, the Chairman of Lionsgate Films, Thomas Tisch, Dr.  Ralph Wharton, Dr. Paul Eric Hammerschlag and his wife Shelley Erlich Holm, trustee Laurie Lindenbaum,  and her husband Bob Horne, Erica and  Steven Tishman, Ann and Andrew Tisch, Lizzie and Jon Tisch.


Alice Tisch received the Saul Cohen Leadership Award for both her tenure as President of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Board and fifteen years as a board member. She also serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Museum of Modern Art where she also chairs of the museum’s Acquisitions Department of Architecture & Design; She serves as trustee of the NYU Langone Health, and has led their pediatrics initiative, KiDS of NYU, for over twenty years.


Stephanie Bernheim received the Madeleine Borg Lifetime Service Award, for her service as a trustee for the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services for almost twenty years. An artist, Ms. Bernheim’s work has been exhibited and collected in galleries and museums including P.S.1 Museum in Long Island City, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Princeton Museum, and A.I.R. Gallery, where she founded the A.I.R. Fellowship Program for emerging and underrepresented women artists.


The Saul Cohen Leadership award is named for a former president of The Jewish Board.  Better known as Bud Cohen, his vision and dynamism led to the merger of the Jewish Board of Guardians with Jewish Family Service, creating the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. 


The Madeleine Borg Lifetime Service Award is named for Madeleine Borg, a lifelong advocate for children and for greater access to mental health services. From 1942 to 1952 Ms. Borg served as President of what became The Jewish Board. She was an early organizer and leader of the Jewish Federation and the founder of America’s Big Sister movement.


 


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