The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women presented Madeleine M. Landrieu, Dean of Loyola University College of Law, with the prestigious 2019 Hannah G. Solomon Award. Dean Landrieu has spent a large part of her career advocating for improvements in laws and policies relative to children who come before the courts as a result of abuse or neglect.

The award was presented October 17, at a luncheon at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. NCJW President Susan Hess opened the luncheon with a tribute to NCJW Founder Hannah G. Solomon, who created an organization that would combine both service and activism to improve the community. Madeleine’s husband Paige Sensenbrenner presented his wife with a magnificent bouquet.

In presenting the award to Landreiu, 2019 HGS Committee Chair Ana Gershanik said that improving the quality of life for women, children and families has been a strong motivation in Madeleine’s life, and that she “serves as a leader and great role model for many young (and old) people entering the legal profession and wanting to make a difference in the lives of others.”

The tributes poured in from around the city and state. New Orleans City Councilmembers Joe Giarrusso and Jason Williams presented Landreiu with a Proclamation from the City of New Orleans. First Lady of Louisiana Donna Bel Edwards wrote a beautiful letter to Landreiu extolling her life of service. Alice Glenn, Legislative Director to Representative Walt Leger, presented Landreiu with a commendation from the House of Representatives.

Committee members were President Susan Hess, Carol Asher, Sarah Covert, Jessica Frankel, Lis Kahn, Barbara Kaplinsky, Joyce Pulitzer, Madalyn Schenk, Flo Schornstein, Dana Shepard, Kathy Shepard, Sue Singer and Eileen Wallen.


Event at a Glance

What: “Hannah G. Solomon Award Luncheon,” benefiting National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section

When: Thursday, October 17

Where: Sheraton Hotel


Philanthropic Fun: A Legal Legend

Committee Member Sue Singer, Committee Chair Ana Gershanik, Barbara Greenberg and President Susan Hess 

Philanthropic Fun: A Legal Legend

Diana Lewis and Committee Member Barbara Kaplinsky