Lydia Sarfati with Jessica Abo, Reporter for NY1 News and Consultant for JICNY
Lydia Sarfati with Jessica Abo, Reporter for NY1 News and Consultant for JICNY

The Jewish International Connection of New York (JICNY), hosted its annual Gala in New York City, where they presented four prestigious awards to community members including, Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati, who was granted the Tower of Light Award. Other honorees included: Sasha Krasny, Jacob Kimchy and Dana and Sasi Elya.

Held at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan, attendees gathered in support of the JICNY organization. JICNY is a multi-faceted, New York-based Jewish community for thousands of international and American members. JICNY’s mission is to serve as a gateway into the Jewish experience and the first point of contact for individuals relocating to New York. JICNY provides participants with the resources and opportunities they require to secure a soft landing in New York, develop personal relationships with likeminded Jewish professionals, and connect with Jewish observance at an optimal personal level.

JICNY selected Lydia Sarfati as an honoree for this year’s 11th Annual Gala, granting her the Tower of Light Award for her accomplishments as a Jewish woman in the United States, and commitment and service to the Jewish people through JICNY.

“This year’s gala was truly a wonderful evening and I am so proud to be honored by JICNY, such a distinguished organization that serves the Jewish community of New York,” said Sarfati.

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