Sunday, October 2, 2022

Cocktails at 6:30 PM
Dinner & Program at 7:15pm


The Four Seasons Hotel
Aria Room (3rd floor)
60 Yorkville Avenue
Toronto, ON


Ticket Price: $140/person

Women's Philanthropy Signature Sponsor:

BMO logo




We are pleased to invite you to our Lion of Judah Signature Event featuring keynote speaker Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. A second-generation Holocaust survivor, Suzi will be sharing her incredible journey to co-founding OPI, becoming globally recognized as the First Lady of Nails, and building up future leaders with her strong Jewish values.


The Four Seasons Hotel
Aria Room (3rd floor)
60 Yorkville Avenue
Toronto, ON
Complimentary Valet Parking


Ticket Price: $140/person
Cocktails: 6:30 PM
Dinner & Program: 7:15 PM
Kashrut Observed


Thank you for your interest in the Lion of Judah Signature Event. Registration is now closed but we still have a few spots left. To inquire about availability, please contact Jodie Burko at


Please note, our office is closed for the holidays and will open on Wednesday, September 23rd. Shana Tova!


Women’s Philanthropy Chair 2022:
Sara Gottlieb


Women’s Philanthropy Vice-Chair 2022:
Beth Singer


Lion of Judah Co-Chairs:
Diana Naiberg & Lauren Wise


Lion of Judah Event Committee:
Janet Hockstein, Gillian Berens, Renat Reubeni-Zaltz


Atarah Co-Chairs:
Bonnie Goodman Bloom, Elianne Koschitzky, Adina Bloom Somer


We are following all government guidelines regarding COVID-19. We respect that there are many factors that inform one’s personal decisions when it comes to masking. While masking is not required at this event, visitors who choose to wear a mask are fully welcomed and encouraged to do so. Protecting the health of our guests and staff remains a foremost priority. If you are feeling ill, we kindly ask that you stay home.


SUZI WEISS-FISCHMANN, Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador, OPI Products Inc.

Known worldwide as the “First Lady of Nails,” OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann initially made her mark on the beauty industry in 1989, when she created the first 30 OPI nail lacquers. In her 40+ years at OPI, Suzi has continued to set trends for the nail industry, including igniting the dark nail revolution with ‘Lincoln Park After Dark’, the first to add real diamond dust to nail lacquer, as well as mainstreamed nail art with Shatter by OPI. One of her best known colours, ‘I’m Not Really a Waitress’, was inducted into Allure’s Beauty Hall of Fame in 2011 after winning the Best Nail Polish award nine times.

Suzi has pioneered the development of OPI partnerships, guiding OPI to become the first nail care brand to collaborate with Hollywood’s top films and celebrities, as well as iconic companies including Coca-Cola, DELL, and Ford Mustang. As Brand Ambassador, she is the go-to authority for beauty editors and fashion designers alike, and is continuously featured in numerous magazines, including W, Marie Claire, Forbes and Martha Stewart Living, as well as appearances on top television programs including Today Show (NBC) and Nightline (ABC).

Hungarian-born, Suzi cultivated her instinct for colour and style in the garment industry of New York City, where she also attained a degree from Hunter College. Now, Suzi lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. In 2019, she released her memoir, I’m Not Really A Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Color at a Time.

Click here to read Suzi’s full bio.

Event Sponsors:

Gillian & Barry Berens, Can Rad Beauty, Gee Beauty, Biologique Recherche and Quaffed logos

Product Sponsors:

OPI and Wella Logos