Temple Emanuel's Annual Meeting took place on Monday, May 21. It gave us the opportunity to give thanks to the members who help keep our Temple strong by providing us with so much of themselves.
Volunteerism is at the heart of our Temple. Our large cadre of volunteers are always eager and willing to help. We honor them at our Annual Meeting for all that they do to keep our Temple family strong.
Please join us in congratulating and thanking all of our deserving and hardworking volunteers, some of whose pictures appear below. Photography by Steve Ehrlich, Temple Emanuel member.
Rabbi Jerry David (left), Adrienne Hoffman Mintz, Temple Emanuel President (third from left) with Mark Friedenthal and Amy Salcedo, recipients of Temple Emanuel's Emerging Leadership Award
Stan Deitch, this year's recipient of Temple Emanuel's Lifetime Achievement Award is congratulated by Adrienne Hoffman Mintz and Rabbi Jerry David.
Lauren Waite (left) and Jessica Chasen (right), Temple Emanuel's Volunteers of the Year receive Shabbat candlesticks from Adrienne Hoffman Mintz.
Sheila Stern (left) and Paula Levine (right) were the 2012 honorees for the Torah Orah Award.
Debbie Adams and Sandy Gordon receive Temple Emanuel's Shomrei Ha'Or (Keeper of the Light) Award from Adrienne Hoffman Mintz and Rabbi Jerry David.
Rabbi Jerry David (left) and Adrienne Hoffman Mintz (third from left) present Temple Emanuel's Avodah Award to Ian Amsterdam, Lisa Eichen, Sue Bookman, Lauren Firstenberg, Suzanne Young, Randi Solden, Ruth Scott, Richard Selznick and Jimmy Sell.
Mayda Clarke, Temple Emanuel's Executive Director (left) with this year's recipients of the 2012 Unsung Hero Award. From left they are Robin Allen, Joanne Cohen, Dave Filan,Donna Friedman, Alan Clarke, Susan Witte, Lisa Lanter, Mitch Levin, Beth Hurwitz, Wendy Levin, Adrienne Hoffman Mintz (President), Stacey Rivkin, Ed Rivkin, Selma Solomon, Betsy Morgenstern, Diana Soberman and Phil Wasdick.
Temple Emanuel's 2012 Education volunteers are from left: Joe Sokolic joined by his daughter Allison, Audrey Litto, Felice Friedmna (VP/Education), Joan Finch, Adrienne Hoffman Mintz (President), Andy Finkel, Michael Firstenberg, Julie Schwartz, Susan Kaufman, Ellen Gaber Grill, Beth Zanetich and Lisa Soler.
Rabbi Geri Newburge presented the Teen Volunteer award to Gabrielle Eisenberg, Zack Eisenberg, Erica Goodman, Victoria Kalbacher, Katarina Konefsky and Victoria Young. Temple Emanuel President Adrienne Hoffman Mintz is 4th from the left.
Each year Nadline and Kurt Bomze (left) present the Janusz Korczak Award to students who exemplify the traits and values of Janusz Korczak. Joined by President Adrienne Hoffman Mintz with this year's recipeients, Lexi Denenberg and Sydney Forman.
Here are pictures of some of the members of Temple Emanuel who gathered to applaud these volunteers.