Trachten to Receive Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is pleased to announce that Stacey Trachten is the newest recipient of the prestigious Kipnis- Wilson/Friedland Award which will be presented at the International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC), January 13-15, 2019, in Florida.

Since 2004, the Kipnis- Wilson/Friedland Award has honored extraordinary women who have set a high standard for philanthropy and volunteerism. The prestigious, internationally recognized award is given to Lions of Judah who have demonstrated the highest ideals of leadership and involvement. Winners are chosen by their communities as “women of valor” with a lifetime of commitment to the Jewish world. The award was established in recognition of Norma Kipnis-Wilson and Toby Friedland (z”l), co-founders of The Jewish Federation of North America’s Lion of Judah program. Trachten, a long time Lion of Judah, has been an invaluable and extraordinary philanthropist in the Greater New Haven community. Her leadership has spanned many years and organizations, including Ezra Academy Jewish Day School, the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven, and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, both as a lay leader and staff member. Trachten’s strategic direction in outreach and engagement and Women’s Philanthropy has paved a path for others to follow in Greater New Haven. In her roles as Women’s Philanthropy Chair and later as a young adult professional, Trachten has infused our community with her energy and wisdom, setting a wonderful example for all. She currently serves as Greater New Haven’s Women’s Philanthropy Lion of Judah Endowment Chair and is a member of the Jewish Federation’s Planning & Allocations Committee. Trachten has been the recipient of the Harry Lender Young Leadership Award, the Ezra Academy Community Service Award, and the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award, which was presented to the Trachten family. Trachten has been a proud Lion of Judah since 1998 and an endowed Lion since 2008. She is married to David and has three children, Samantha, Perry and Max. A delegation of Lions of Judah will travel together to participate in the conference and honor Trachten. Registration for the conference is now open. Register at Questions? Contact Assistant Director of Development for the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Jennifer Bayer at


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