Goodman JFS of Broward celebrated our
56th Annual Meeting
on Wednesday, May 16th at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El. The occasion provided an opportunity to honor our outgoing and incoming Board Members, thank our dedicated volunteers and recognize our Employee of the Year.
"Ladies and gentlemen, the men and women standing before you are my giants,” said Dr. Sheldon Ross, Chairman of the Board, "Through them, I have been able to see further to understand what our community needs in social services. On their shoulders, I have been able to lead the agency in this direction. It is by their vision and commitment that Goodman Jewish Family Services has been able to accomplish all that it has in the past two years.”
The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the Esther Lowenthal Community Service Award to
whose vision and courage has been an integral part of the changes made to the infrastructure of GJFS.
In addition, the following special people were presented with awards for their tireless commitment to the organization:
- Sharlene Glassman, recipient of the Employee of the Year Award
- Amaturo Family Foundation, recipient of the Appreciation Award
- Karen "Chani" Dennis, recipient of the Woman of Valor, "Aishet Chayil" Award
- Douglas Jacobs, recipient of the Chairman’s Award
- Missy Maio, recipient of the GJFS Volunteer of the Year Award
- Heather Love, recipient of The Cupboard Volunteer of the Year Award
- Dr. Sheldon Ross, recipient of the Outgoing Chairman of the Board Award
The new Board of Directors includes:
Stephen Jackman, Jodi Berman, Doug Cohen, Alan Cohn, Richard Drath, Ivy Feinstein, Jack Fintz, Benjamin Genet, Barbara Goldberg, Marcy Hoffman, Zachary Hoffman, Doug Jacobs, Jane Levy, Marc Lowell, Ronit Neuman, Wendi Norris, Gary Press, Dr. Sheldon Ross, Eris Sandler, Sharon Schwartz, Ellen Sredni, Amy Stolberg, Steve Topel, Diane Weinbrum and Seth Wise.
“I am honored by the opportunity that has been entrusted to me, but at the same time in awe of that responsibility,” said
incoming Board Chairman
“This past year was really hard on all who were part of the Agency - stress of the hurricane, change in our leadership and a community tragedy like nothing we have ever faced. So many of our people did double duty. Throughout the entire journey, people just did what was needed. I am so proud of the way everyone pulled to get the job done for the people who depend on us.”