Merredith Meyers Levin will be honored next month with the Ruth & Dr. Milton E. Kahn Emerging Leadership Award. She will receive the award at the joint Annual Meeting of the Buffalo Jewish Federation and Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies on Monday, December 6 at 5:30 pm (The event will be live-streamed from Temple Beth Zion’s Sisterhood Chapel – register HERE). The award has been recognizing emerging leaders who demonstrate a commitment to the growth and sustainability of our vibrant and caring Buffalo Jewish community since 1964.
A real estate broker with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Williamsville, Merredith is a 1999 graduate from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Fine Arts & Design. Merredith loves to help sellers stage, market, and sell their homes and help buyers envision what a home could look like – whether it’s changing the decor or knocking down walls. She specializes in residential real estate in the Buffalo area and surrounding suburbs and has locally been nicknamed “The House Matchmaker”.
Born and raised in Buffalo, Merredith was thrilled to come back home 18 years ago after brief stints in Las Vegas and Boston where she taught art and worked in residential and commercial art sales. Prior to entering the real estate industry in 2009, Merredith served as the Assistant Director of the Bureau of Jewish Education, Children’s Program Supervisor at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo and as the Assistant Director of Camp Centerland.
Merredith currently serves on the Board of Governors of Federation and she and her husband Ken are the co-chairs of the 2021 and 2022 Super Sunday fundraising initiative. Merredith feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to be one of the inaugural participants in the Momentum Program which culminated in a 2019 trip to Israel with other women from Jewish Buffalo and in partnership with cities around the world.
The Levins reside in Williamsville and are the proud parents of three children: Parker, Charlie, and Archie. They are also members of Congregation Shir Shalom and are thrilled that their children share their love of Jewish life and culture through their involvement with the Buffalo Jewish Teen Initiative, Camp Seneca Lake and the Madrachim program at the Community Religious School.
Update on December 8, 2021 – To watch a recording of the full event honoring Merredith, the other award recipients, and the LIFE & LEGACY showcase, please visit: https://buffalojewishfederation.org/annual-meeting-2021/