(Courtesy of WJC) The Westchester Jewish Council will recognize 19 outstanding community volunteers at the 2018 Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards (JYBDSA) ceremony on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel Center of White Plains, 280 Mamaroneck Road, White Plains.
The 2018 recipients and their nominating organizations are:
New Rochelle resident Sarra Lorbert, Westchester Day School
New Rochelle resident Ron Burton, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
White Plains resident Bobbi Baker, Bet Am Shalom Synagogue
New Rochelle resident Mark Silver, Beth El Synagogue of New Rochelle
White Plains residents Stephen and Joan Kass, Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester
Briarcliff Manor resident Fred Shulman, Congregation Sons of Israel Briarcliff
Harrison resident Steven Chill, Congregation Sulam Yaakov
Cortlandt Manor resident Mark Stern, First Hebrew Congregation
Scarsdale resident Deborah S.K. Jagoda, Greenburgh Hebrew Center
Yorktown Heights resident Robert Fischer, Hebrew Congregation of Somers
Rye resident Jonathan Franklin, Hillels of Westchester
Mount Kisco resident Edward Sperling, Pleasantville Community Synagogue
Scarsdale resident Adar Gurvitch, Solomon Schechter School of Westchester
Scarsdale resident David Shatz, StandWithUs
Brewster resident Evelyn Cohen, Temple Beth Elohim
Mahopac resident Joel Greenberg, Temple Beth Shalom
Briarcliff resident Richard Leroy, Temple Shaaray Tefila of Westchester
Mount Kisco resident Mindy Unger, Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester
New Rochelle resident Marc Klee, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism – METNY
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 160 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.
The evening will include a kosher dairy dessert reception. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested at www.wjcouncil.org.
The Westchester Jewish Council connects Westchester’s Jewish communities and strengthens relationships among Jewish organizations and other ethnic and faith-based groups, elected officials, Israel and the community at large. For more information, visit www.wjcouncil.org.