Terri Schottenstein to receive award at International Lion of Judah Conference

The JewishColumbus is pleased to announce that Terri Schottenstein will be receiving The Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award at the upcoming International Lion of Judah Conference in January 2019, in Hollywood, FL. This award is presented to a woman who is both a Lion of Judah and has a Lion of Judah Endowment. Lions of Judah give at least $5,000 annually to the Federation’s campaign, and a Lion of Judah Endowment establishes a charitable gift of at least $100,000. Terri is the wife of Gary L. Schottenstein, Mother of
Brian Schottenstein, Corey Schottenstein, Brett, and Katie Kaufman, Betsy and Steven Hart, and grandmother to Dylan, Grant, and Ian Kaufman and Tyler, Colby, and Sadie Hart.

Terri is honored to receive the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award. She is motivated by and follows in the footsteps of her parents, Harold and Regene Schottenstein’s leadership and connection to Jewish causes and tzedakah. Terri has a strong commitment to the study and observance of Torah and to funding the Jewish Partnership of Columbus’ efforts to help the vulnerable. She believes this is critical to the survival of Judaism and the strength of our communities.

Throughout their lives, Terri and Gary have been committed to building upon the Schottenstein charitable legacy in both the Jewish and general communities. In addition to being a Lion of Judah in both Columbus and Palm Beach, Florida, Terri has shown her leadership serving on several boards including the Women’s Philanthropy Board of JewishColumbus, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Jewish Historical Society, Hadassah (as an endowed member), and created the Schottenstein fund for the Jewish Historical Society, and the Columbus Jewish Foundation Donor and Insurance Funds. Other local philanthropic gifts include the Columbus Jewish Day School, Agudas Achim Congregation, Torat Emet, OSU Development, James Cancer Hospital, and Hillel Foundation.

“On behalf of the JewishColumbus, I extend my gratitude to Terri for her continuous support of our work in the community. As major donors to our institutions and by establishing a Lion of Judah Endowment, Terri and Gary ensure their family’s legacy in Columbus,” said Audrey Tuckerman, Chair of the Board for the JewishColumbus.

Terri and Gary are natives of Columbus and residents of Palm Beach. In 2015, they became the presenting sponsor of the “Gary and Terri Schottenstein Palm Beach Torah Institute,” part of the Chabad House. Terri has been Vice-Chairwoman of the Cancer Alliance for three years and was recognized as a Palm Beach Synagogue 2017 Gala Honoree. In Florida, other charitable causes Terri has supported include the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County (where she’s also a Lion of Judah), Morse Life, Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, Hebrew University, and Chairman of Play for Pink Breast Cancer.

Terri shares, “I am humbled to be selected for this prestigious recognition from my home community of Columbus, Ohio. While we are fortunate to have residences in two thriving Jewish communities, Columbus is where my roots are, and it will always have a special place in my heart. Being a Lion of Judah and having a Lion of Judah Endowment Fund represent my lifelong commitment and a legacy for my children, grandchildren, and our community.”

Please contact Lisa Wein at 614-559-3207 or lwein@tcjf.org for more information about Lion of Judah, Lion of Judah Endowment, and the International Lion of Judah Conference. Register for the conference online.