June 2020 -- Sivan-Tammuz 5780,  Volume 26, Issue 6

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Westchester Jewish Council Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers at 25th Annual Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards

The Westchester Jewish Council will honor twenty-two outstanding community volunteers at the 2020 Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards (JYBDSA) Ceremony on Thursday, June 4th via Zoom.  Donald Fleishaker is the special honoree this year. He was a member of the first class of honorees in 1996 and remains an active, vital volunteer, continuing to share his leadership and wisdom.


The 2020 recipients and their nominating organizations are: Laura Solomon – Bet Am Shalom Synagogue; Nina Luban – Beth El Synagogue Center; Marlene Lerner – Congregation Anshe Sholom; Linda Portnoy Goldberg – Congregation Sulam Yakov; Deborah Bleiweis – First Hebrew Congregation; Stacey Rosenkranz – Greenburgh Hebrew Center; Alan Most – Hebrew Congregation of Somers; Rachelle Rosenberg – The Hebrew Home at Riverdale; Herman Dinkin – Jewish Community Center of Harrison; Lynn Jacobs – Jewish National Fund; Maria Kessler – The Leffell School; Michael Safranek – Pleasantville Community Synagogue; Esther Mildner – Rosh Pinah Chavurah of the Rivertowns; Tim Bayless – Sinai Free Synagogue; Diane Gross – Temple Beth Abraham; Bob Karpel – Temple Shaaray Tefila; Hillary Rosenthal – Temple Sholom; Faith Berland – Tzahal Sholom; Amy Gutenplan – UJA-Federation of NY/Westchester; Eli Makaron –United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism/USY; Mark Berger – Westchester Jewish Center; and Louise Albin – Westchester Jewish Community Services.



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar


The Event will also be streamed Live on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/wjcouncil/?ref=bookmarks


The Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award is named after Julian Y. Bernstein (z”l), a former Westchester Jewish Council board member, who was a visionary communal leader.  “This evening is an opportunity for the Westchester Jewish Council, the connecting body for 140 Jewish organizations across Westchester, to honor a very special group of individuals who make their own communities stronger through their volunteerism and dedication”, said Lisa Roberts, President of the Westchester Jewish Council.


As Westchester’s Jewish community relations organization, the Council unites Westchester Jewry with the State of Israel, fosters communication among Jewish organizations and cultivates and strengthens relations with other ethnic groups, elected officials and the community at large. For more information, visit www.wjcouncil.org.