This year’s 26th Annual Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony took place virtually on March 16, 2021. You can view the event here in its entirety – DSA 2021 Video.
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Every spring, the Westchester Jewish Council honors deserving member organizations and their leaders with the Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award (DSA). Julian Y. Bernstein was a former Westchester Jewish Council board member, who was a visionary communal leader. Julian believed that doing tzedakah was just as important as giving tzedakah. In tribute to his passion and devotion to the Jewish community, we honor those who follow in his footsteps. Member organizations are invited to nominate an honoree from within their organization whose dedication and leadership has enriched our Westchester community.
2021 Honorees List:
|AJC Westchester/Fairfield||Richard W. Cohen|
|Bet Torah||Dr. Jill Ratner|
|Beth El Synagogue Center||Brian P. Bosworth|
|Community Synagogue of Rye||Dr. Bruce Reidenberg|
|Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester||Hedy Cardozo|
|Congregation Kol Ami||Elizabeth Ilberg|
|Greenburgh Hebrew Center||Andrew Michael Goldstein|
|Hadar||David J. Gilberg|
|Hebrew Free Burial||Wendy Linderman|
|Hebrew Home of Riverdale||Isaac Ohrenstein|
|Hebrew Institute of White Plains||Rena Fredman|
|The Jewish Education Project||Karen Everett|
|Larchmont Temple||Michele Metsch|
|The Leffell School||Jerry Goldman|
|Mount Kisco Hebrew Congregation||Robin Tanzman|
|Rosh Pinah Chavurah of the Rivertowns||Rabbi Halina Rubinstein|
|Shaarei Tikvah||Judith L. Spanier|
|Temple Beth Shalom – Mahopac||Andy Milkis|
|Temple Israel Center of White Plains||Judah Aber|
|UJA Federation of NY/Westchester||Lily Deitelzweig|
|Westchester Jewish Center||Cindy Heller|
|Westchester Jewish Council||Irwin S. Davison|
|Young Israel of New Rochelle||Tamar Weinberg|