Twin Cities Cardozo Society

What is the Twin Cities Cardozo Society?

The Jewish legal community coming together to advance the philanthropic mission of the St. Paul and Minneapolis Jewish Federations, in order to ensure the security and vitality of the Jewish people.

The Twin Cities Cardozo Society is a place for Jewish attorneys, judges, and law students to network and serve the community. We strengthen bonds among legal professionals through educational, social and philanthropic activities, and offer opportunities for communal involvement and leadership.


If you are a practicing or retired attorney, judge or law student who is Jewish, you’re eligible to become a part of the Cardozo Society! A gift to either the Minneapolis Jewish Federation or the St. Paul Jewish Federation is suggested.

Save the Date for the 21st Annual Cardozo Dinner!

21st Annual Cardozo Dinner
Thursday, June 23rd at the Nicollet Island Pavilion
Join us to celebrate our honorees:

2022 Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award Recipients: Andy Luger and Jon Parritz

2022 Arthur T. Pfefer Memorial Award Recipient: Barry Landy

Purchase tickets here

Pro Bono Opportunities

Seeking volunteers for the Cardozo Society legal aid clinic among attorneys who live and/or work in St. Paul! We have formed a wonderful partnership with both Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Aid Services (SMRLS) and Interfaith Action. The Cardozo Society will now be able to provide pro bono legal advice to the St. Paul community from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoons at the Morning Star Baptist Church located at 739 Selby Avenue in St. Paul.

For more information about the St. Paul Legal Aid Clinic, please contact Susan Minsberg at

Find out more about the Twin Cities Cardozo Society

Please contact:
Dan Mogelson |

Tslil Shtulsaft |

Sign up for more information! Click here for the Minneapolis newsletter, or here for St. Paul’s, and be sure to select “Cardozo” in your preferred subscriptions.

Steering Committee Chairs
Robin Landy, Charlie Nauen

Campaign Chairs
Alan Milavetz, Drew Zamansky

Program Chairs
Alexandra Michelson Connell, Ben Gerber

Public Service Chairs
Susan Minsberg, Shira Shapiro

21st Annual Dinner Chairs
Melissa Weiner, Karen Schanfield, Barry Landy

Arthur T. Pfefer Award Selection Committee Chair
Jenny Gassman-Pines

Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award Selection Committee Chair
Robert Barrows

2020-2021 Steering Committee

Robin Landy, Chair
Charlie Nauen, Chair

Leigh Abrams-Waterman
Greg Arenson
Dan Berlinger
Justin Boschwitz
Marty Chester
Alexandra Michelson Connell
Ben Gerber
Jenny Gassman-Pines
Marlene Goldenberg
Stuart Goldenberg
Hon. Myron Greenberg
Josh Hasko
Steve Hunegs
Jesse Kibort
Alexandra Klass
David Krco
Barry Landy
Hon. Jonathan Lebedoff
Rick Linsk
Michael Lorberbaum
Andy Luger
Betty Meerovich
Alan Milavetz
David Milavetz
Susan Minsberg
Jill Oleisky
Ethan Roberts
Steve Rubin
Marsha Schoenkin
Shira Shapiro
Hon. David Stras
Howard Tarkow
Alex Tselos
Melissa Weiner
Ed Winer
Drew Zamansky

Cordozo Society Steering Committee Emeritus Members
Steve Brand
Jerry Ingber
Phyllis Karasov
Scott Lifson
Hon. Rosanne Nathanson
Les Novak
Andrew Parker
Jon Parritz
Tom Sanders
Ron Zamansky


20th Annual Cardozo Dinner Honoree – Scott Lifson

20th Annual Cardozo Dinner Honoree – Randi Ilyse Roth

Twin Cities Cardozo Society Dinner - Rise Up Again

20th Annual Cardozo Society Dinner Live Stream