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The Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards (DSA), which are given annually to outstanding volunteer  community leaders from the Council’s member organizations. The awards will be presented on Wednesday, May 14th  at 7:30 p.m. at the JCC of Harrison.

The 2014 recipients and their nominating organizations are:

  • New Rochelle residents Haina Just-Michael (American Friends of Magen David Adom) and Alyssa Erber (Beth El Synagogue Center)

  • Mamaroneck resident Paula Markowitz Wittlin (Bet Am Shalom Synagogue)

  • Mt. Kisco resident Andrew Weissman (Bet Torah)

  • Hartsdale residents Robin Blum (Bronx Jewish Community Council), Joel Taman (Dorot), Larry Genser (Sinai Free Synagogue), Pam Goldstein (Solomon Schechter School of Westchester), and Michal Kellner (United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism/METNY – United Synagogue Youth)

  • White Plains residents Arlene Cole (Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester) and Alan Schulman (Hebrew Institute of White Plains)

  • Ossining resident Judy Boehr (Congregation Sons of Israel – Briarcliff)

  • Montrose resident Mindy Steinholz (First Hebrew Congregation)

  • Somers resident Vicki Prusnofsky (Hebrew Congregation of Somers)

  • Scarsdale residents Wendy Hollander (JCY-Westchester Community Partners) and Susan Rozin (UJA-Federation of NY in Westchester)

  • Tarrytown residents Melissa and Herb Baer (Temple Beth Abraham)

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.  In tribute to his passion and devotion to the Jewish community, we honor those who follow in his footsteps.

The annual meeting is free and open to the public. A kosher dessert reception will follow. ASL interpretation is available upon request to the Westchester Jewish Council.  For more information, please contact Donna Bartell at donna@wjcouncil.org or (914) 328-7001.

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