Ronda and Barry Lippman have an abiding bond with the Jewish Community and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For nearly three decades, they have helped to propel AFHU’s mission through their support and participation in national and Los Angeles Region events. Ronda and Barry have helped to further an array of philanthropic causes in the United States and Israel. They co-chaired the 60th Gala for the Guardians of the Jewish Home for the Aging and twice co-chaired the Jewish Federation’s Real Estate and Construction Dinner.
A Hebrew University governor, Barry Lippman is a member of AFHU’s national board and previously served as president of the Los Angeles Region board. He is president of West Coast Roofing, Co, a company he created in 1969, and which today specializes in industrial and commercial roofing. Barry also devotes considerable time to the real estate business, managing commercial and industrial properties. Earlier in his career, he worked at Merrill Lynch while attending UCLA. After graduation, he was a bookkeeper for a small roofing company.
A well-admired leader within the Los Angeles Jewish community, Barry Lippman has served on the boards of the Brentwood Country Club and the Guardians of the Jewish Home for the Aging, where he was a member of the Admissions Committee. He is a past president of the Ambassadors of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and the JNF’s Los Angeles Region. He served on the Real Estate and Construction Cabinet of the United Jewish Fund (UJF) for more than 30 years. Barry has participated in more than a dozen missions to Israel with AFHU, the Jewish Federation and JNF. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, golf, camping, fly fishing, and sailing.
Barry earned his BA in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, California, and a Degree Elementaire from the Sorbonne in Paris. He completed one year of graduate work in finance at Cal State, Northridge.
Ronda Lippman has built a successful sixteen-year career as a travel agent with Plaza Travel/Calig. She has maintained a longstanding commitment to AFHU and to the well-being of Hebrew University students. Among her many leadership activities, Ronda has served on the event committee for the Los Angeles Region’s elegant student scholarship fundraiser, A Chocolate Affaire.
Devoted to diverse humanitarian causes, Ronda Lippman serves as a board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and as a co-chair of its Women of Distinction luncheon. She is a proud Lion of Judah with the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
Ronda and Barry have been married for more than 35 years. They have four adult children, Yumi, Adam, Scott and Alissa, and are devoted grandparents of four.