- This event has passed.
HIAS Pennsylvania’s 2023 Golden Door Awards: United for Immigrants
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2023 Golden Door Awards!
Emcee: Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Executive Director
Welcome by Rebecca Katz, Board President
Blank Rome LLP
Resa Rudney Award
Mishkan Shalom Reconstructionist Synagogue & St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church
The Golden Door Awards is HIAS Pennsylvania’s annual fundraiser. Your generous support helps us serve low-income immigrants from all over the world as they build new lives in our community.
Honoring those who lead the way in support of immigrants and refugees:
a teenager, ripped from her homeland, who has never stopped using her art and her voice to bravely advocate for Afghan girls and women.
a stalwart pro bono partner whose attorneys and staff responded immediately to the Afghan crisis, providing representation to many Afghan clients in their asylum, humanitarian parole, and family reunification matters.
RESA RUDNEY AWARD HONOREE
The inaugural Resa Rudney Award, bestowed for extraordinary community support.
Mishkan Shalom Reconstructionist Synagogue and St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church are the epitome of welcoming the stranger and showing what makes Philadelphia a welcoming community.
The Resa Rudney Award
Resa Rudney was an extraordinary woman—compassionate, devoted to family and friends, giving of herself, and admired by all who knew her. She was passionate about social causes and was always on a mission to do something that would make a difference in someone’s life. Her activism included work with Hadassah, Technion, Israel Bonds, Main Line Reform Temple, and Habitat for Humanity, where at the age of 78, she flew to Mississippi to help build houses for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
She was a strong believer in HIAS Pennsylvania’s mission, passionate about welcoming the stranger and helping refugees to settle in Philadelphia, and relentless in getting others to help. Resa herself was honored at the 2013 Golden Door Awards.
As one refugee from Myanmar described her, “she was the light” that shared love and hope to many who had none.
HIAS Pennsylvania is the registered fictitious name of HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia; tax ID number 23-1405597. The official registration and financial information of HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
GOLDEN DOOR SPONSORS
Duane Morris LLP
In memory of Susan and Kenneth Kaiserman z”l
Irwin Lipton in memory of Adele Lipton z”l
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Dveera Segal & Bradley Bridge, in honor of the Germantown Jewish Centre Refugee Welcoming Team
Carol Thomson & Paul Wheeling
Ballard Spahr LLP
Blank Rome LLP
Clare Kahn Mozes & Sanford K. Mozes
Thomas B. Roberts
Sheila & Daniel Segal
AMERICAN DREAMER SPONSORS
The Hon. Harold Berger
Judith B. Ginsberg
Landau, Hess, Simon, Choi & Doebley
The Meier and Berlinghof Families Fund
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
Andrew Rogoff & Amy Ginensky
Richard Weisbrot & Barbara Shaiman
Larry & Harriet Weiss
Willig, Williams & Davidson
GLOBAL CITIZEN SPONSORS
The Brant Family
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Victor Bustos Dominguez & Mayrel Hesiquio Vargas
Judy Drasin & Bob Washburn
Michael & Paula Dvorak
Galfand Berger, LLP
Carol A. Gantman, PhD
Wendy & Steven Hess
Bud & Betty Hirsch
Holland & Knight LLP
Michael Horn & Susan Storb
Main Line Reform Temple
Maureen Pelta & Alan M. Feldman
Esta R. Schwartz
Alice & Michael Solomon
Margret Trotzky, MD & Dennis Murphy
Wayne Immigrants Sponsor of Hope (WISH)
David & Betsy Wice
Roger & Lillian Youman
PASSPORT PARTNER SPONSORS
Connie & Dick Berman
Judith Bernstein-Baker & Karl Baker
Ann Cohen & Stuart Davidson
Dr. & Mrs. Steven Cohen
Matthew I. Hirsch
In honor of Wayne Immigrants Sponsor of Hope (WISH)
Eve Biskind Klothen & Kenneth L. Klothen
Langer, Grogan & Diver P.C.
Dr. Adele Lindenmeyr
The Hon. Frederica Massiah-Jackson
Kathy Ochroch & Peter Hilton-Kingdon
Rina & Ivan Rosenberg
Enid & Michael Rudney
Daniel Schwarz, Ph.D.
Mindy & Carl Silver
Robert, Jamie, Scott, Alexandra & Wyatt Solomon
Ilene Wasserman & Mark Taylor
The Wenger Family
Mitchell & Bonnie Benson
Emily M. Cohen, Esq.
Suzanne & Norman Cohn
Maria Giraldo Gallo & Juan Castrillón
Mary L. Goldman
Rabbi Alan Iser & Sharon Liebhaber
Richard & Paula Mandel
Denise & Jeffrey Portner
Cantor Marshall Portnoy
Karyn L. Scher
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Marsha Weinraub & Stuart Schmidt