Elaine Savinar was recently awarded the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. Elaine has been an active member, volunteer, and philanthropist in our Jewish community for decades.
The Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award was created as a tribute to Norma Kipnis-Wilson and Toby Friedland, who co-founded the Lion of Judah program in 1972. Today, more than 18,000 Lions of Judah around the world contribute $5,000 or more annually in their own names to a Jewish Federation Annual Campaign. The Award honors extraordinary women who have set a high standard for philanthropy and volunteerism and who have a lifetime of commitment to the Jewish world.