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.

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.

For more information about the St. Paul Legal Aid Clinic, please contact Greg Arenson at

Find out more about the Twin Cities Cardozo Society

Please contact:
David Kaplan |

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.

Click here to see a list of award winners from our annual Cardozo Dinner or nominate someone for a future award!

Steering Committee Chairs
Robin Landy, David Krco

Program Chairs
Alexandra Michelson, Judah Druck

Public Service Chairs
Greg Arenson

23rd Annual Dinner Chairs
David Krco, Jenny Gassman-Pines, Shira Shapiro

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

Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award Selection Committee Chair
Robert Barrows

2024 Steering Committee

David Krco, Chair

Robin Landy, Chair
Leigh Abrams-Waterman
Greg Arenson
Dan Berlinger
Amy Boley
Justin Boschwitz
Marty Chester
Alexandra Michelson
Judah Druck
Jenny Gassman-Pines
Josh Hasko
Steve Hunegs
Jesse Kibort
Alexandra Klass
Barry Landy
Betty Meerovich
Alan Milavetz
Susan Minsberg
Charlie Nauen
Jill Oleisky
Ethan Roberts
Steve Rubin
Shira Shapiro
Hon. David Stras
Melissa Weiner

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