Mensch of the Year


Every year, Solomon Society awards the Mensch of the Year to someone who leads by example, is involved “behind the scenes” and serves “beyond the call of duty.” 

Stuart Wolfe


2017 Mensch of the Year

The Orange County Jewish community has indelibly impacted my family. The relationships formed with other community families permeate virtually every aspect of our lives, and they are robust and enduring. For myself, nothing has impacted me more than Solomon Society – the friendships are thick, the travel is equally nourishing and thrilling, and the charitable opportunities are life-changing. And the best thing about this unbelievable community is that its open and available to everyone.  - Stuart


Solomon Society is proud to honor Stuart Wolfe as Mensch of the Year 2017. 


Just a little about Stuart…He is the co-founder of Wolfe & Wyman. Stuart chairs the firm’s Banking, Lending & Finance practice group which represents national banks, Fortune 500 companies, businesses in complex civil litigation.  He is the chair of the Banking & Lending Section of the Orange County Bar Association.

Stuart is very active in many community efforts, including JFFS, Solomon Society and the ADL.  He has twice chaired Late Night and currently is responsible for our significant efforts in raising corporate sponsorships for this event.  He has also been on the board of Temple Beth El and the Orange County School for the Performing Arts.  He also helped to found JFFS’ Jewish Free Loan program.  Stuart, Susanna and their 2 daughters live in Newport Beach and belong to Shir Ha-Ma’a’lot.



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