Mike and Honoree Kim Sport, Event Chair Mimi Schlesinger and NCJW President Barbara Kaplinsky


Each year, the “Hannah G. Solomon Luncheon” honors an individual who has exemplified the values and spirit of NCJW founder Hannah Solomon. Kim Sport, community activist, was selected to receive this prestigious award in 2017.

Sport joins more than 50 past recipients of the award who also exemplified Hannah Solomon’s bold aspirations. Those attending HGS Award recipients were Florence Schornstein, The Honorable Miriam Waltzer, Diana Lewis, Julanne Isaacson, Hugo Kahn, Madalyn Schenk, Carol Good, Carol Wise, Joan Berenson and Ana Gershanik.

The luncheon featured four close associates of Sport who paid tribute to her accomplishments and character: Dr. Frank Dellacroce, Barbara Turner Windhorst, Charmaine Caccioppi and Timothy Madden. Mimi Schlesinger, the Chair of the Hannah G. Solomon Award Selection Committee, presented proclamations from both the New Orleans City Council and Jefferson Parish Council in addition to the Hannah G. Solomon Award.

Along with the welcoming speech from NCJW President Barbara Kaplinsky, and the four testimonials, the event featured a sit-down lunch with Rabbi Deborah Silver sharing thought-provoking words and the chanting of the Hamotzi.

Ensuring that the luncheon went smoothly from its inception to its fruition were the committee members, including NCJW Luncheon Committee Chair Sue Singer, NCJW President Barbara Kaplinsky, Vice President Sarah Covert, Vivian Cahn, Millie Kohn, Joyce Pulitzer, Loel Samuel, Dana Shepard, Kathy Shepard, Ann Thompson and Liz Yager.


Event at a Glance

What: “Hannah G. Solomon Award Luncheon,” benefiting National Council of Jewish Women
When: Monday, October 16
Where: Marriott New Orleans