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UJA-Federation of New York mourns the passing of Elaine Winik, a past president of UJA of Greater New York. Elaine was a pillar of the Jewish community, with a deep passion for and commitment to Israel. An extraordinary and admired leader who inspired generations, Elaine leaves behind a loving family to carry on her tradition of exceptional values, dedication, and service to the Jewish community. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Elaine's children, Penny Goldsmith (Robert Meyerson), Peter Siris (Barbara Wyckoff), Margot Helphand (Kenneth); her grandchildren; her great- grandchildren; and the entire family. Jeffrey A. Schoenfeld, President; Robert S. Kapito, Chair of the Board; Eric S. Goldstein, CEO

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Published in New York Times on Sep. 8, 2017.
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September 2, 2019
Elaine was one of the best. She was always there for everyone and she knew how to be a fabulous friend. Everyone adored her especially my parents. I thought that she was so wonderful and an amazing spouse to Norman. They had such a special bond and a great marriage. Elaine had such a charismatic personality and everyone thought the world of her. I feel very fortunate that I had the opportunity of knowing her and she will be forever missed.
Susan Fisch
September 22, 2017
A space in the world of the living is now a void
Her smile and encouragement are now gone
Even the punctuation is now lacking
Memory takes over....
Thank you, Elaine for that!!!!
My love,bj
bj golboro
September 10, 2017
My heart is so heavy and sad once I learned about the loss of Elaine. Elaine was one of my parents dearest friends. It seems as if Elaine was always in my life and I considered Elaine a relative and definitely a part of my family. My parents adored Elaine and she made Norman truly happy. It always seemed as if Elaine had more than 24 hours in her day as she was able to wear many hats and be an amzaing friend, along with being the very top in her professional position. Elaine's shoes will never be filled as she was unique and she did so much for everyone and I was always impressed how she could handle all of her roles and she made it look so easy. She was forthright, honest, kind, loving and when I think of the friendship she shared with my mother and I will miss Elaine as she was always there to give you stories, support and the care and the concern. Being one of the guests who shared Passover with Elaine and Norm always was one of my favorite times. I will cherish my memories of times spent with Elaine. She will be missed with more feelings which words cannot express. My heartfelt emotions go out to all of Elaines's family. All of my love and deepest condolences, Susie (Eisenberg) Fisch
Susie Fisch
September 8, 2017
Elaine was a great lady. hearing her speak at my first UJA dinner in the early '70s inspired me. Later I had the privilige and pleasure of serving with her on The Legacy Committee for several years and trips to Israel.She was strong committed but always a very classy lady,I ,along with so many others ,will miss her and remember her.Penny keep up the good work.
Ira kellman
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