On December 11, 58 Lions of Judah from Atlanta will travel to Phoenix, Arizona for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Lion of Judah. The International Lion of Judah Conference is a biannual event for women philanthropists who help shape the Jewish world. And this year, Linda Selig will be honored as the recipient of Atlanta’s Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award.
Linda Selig sat down with the Breman Museum and discussed what winning the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award means to her, and the legacy she hopes to leave in Atlanta and beyond. Click here to watch.
“We are thrilled that so many of Atlanta’s Lions of Judah are able to come to this very special 50th Anniversary celebration. Ours will be the 2nd largest delegation, topped only by NYC. Our Lions represent a cross section of our Jewish community – I think it speaks volumes about the passion, commitment and leadership of Atlanta’s Jewish women,” stated Tamer Stern, President of Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy.
The Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award is a national honor bestowed upon a Woman of Valor in Jewish communities throughout North America, as selected by her peers. The honor is bestowed on “extraordinary women who have set a high standard for philanthropy and volunteerism.” The award is named for Norma Kipnis-Wilson and Toby Friedland, the co-founders of Jewish Federations of North America Lion of Judah program.
“Linda Selig is an inspirational champion for Jewish Atlanta and has dedicated much of her life to sustaining our local and international community,” shared Federation President & CEO, Eric Robbins. “She has served as our Federation’s Board Chair and Campaign Chair, and alongside her daughter, Stacey Fisher, has served on the board of Hillels of Georgia. Linda and her husband Steve, have been instrumental in building a thriving Jewish Atlanta!”
At the conference, Atlanta Lions will gather with women from across the world to address the most critical issues facing our domestic and global communities, including rising antisemitism and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The conference is an opportunity to meet philanthropists from across the world and make connections that strengthen our Jewish community today and help us build for tomorrow.