Meyer and Sylvia Kwitko
Friends introduced Meyer to Sylvia Kazanovitz and they were married in 1943.
Meyer and Sylvia had four things in common---their love for family, their love for Yiddishkite, their love for Israel and their love for giving tzedakah. Meyer worked as a stockbroker at Mesirow Financial for over 50 years, and believed in sharing of this success. He and Sylvia supported five synagogues and were involved in all Jewish charities: social welfare, education, synagogue and JUF --- which was always their favorite. Between them, they served on the JUF Congregations Steering Committee, Pacesetters, Financial Division, Treasurer's Committee, Collections Committee, Phonothon and chaired their synagogue events. They were honored by JUF, Israel Bonds, JNF, Hadassah, and Friends of Jewish Education.
Meyer and Sylvia instilled their beliefs in their children and grandchildren. They had two daughters and sons-in-law - Ruth and Glenn Lym and Zenia and JUF Senior Vice President of Campaign Jeffrey Cohen - and four granddaughters.
Meyer and Sylvia contributed to the JUF Annual Campaign for more than 50 years, and left a bequest to JUF to establish the Meyer and Sylvia Kwitko Campaign Continuity Fund to forever perpetuate their gift and support the community they loved.