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HIAS Pennsylvania’s 2023 Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards

Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step

up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

Wednesday, October 18th
5PM to 7PM
In Person at the Philadelphia Ethical Society

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.




Recipient of the Adele Lipton Award for Extraordinary Community Service



Arlene Freiman

For her help with clients preparing to take their citizenship test

and supporting Pre-K to 8th Grade English language learners

About the Adele Lipton Award for Extraordinary Community Service

Adele Lipton

Through her nearly 40 years of Board service, Adele (pictured left) exemplified tikkun olam. Adele‘s mother was only 15 years old when she was helped by HIAS, Inc. in New York after arriving from Poland. Their aid to her mother made such a profound impression that Adele chose to share her gifts with HIAS Pennsylvania in service of immigrants and immigrant justice. 

The Adele Lipton Award is given to the person who best exemplifies her extraordinary commitment to education, social justice, community service and tikkun olam – repairing the world.


Honored for Their Pro Bono Legal Services






Michael Donnini, Esq. & Kiersten McMonagle (Comcast)

For their representation of clients seeking green cards and temporary protected status







Karen Maxim, Esq.

For her exceptional pro bono representation of youth clients

Honored for Extraordinary Service to the Refugee Community






Les Weiss

For providing custom-made beds for refugees