How do we thank our community volunteers?
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.
This year's Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony took place on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 7:30pm at Temple Israel Center of White Plains.
Click here to view photos from the 2019 Awards ceremony.
The 2019 DSA honorees are:
Beverly Rosenbaum - AJC Westchester/Fairfield
Anthony Pisciotta - Community Alliance for Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries
Pamela Millian - Congregation Kol Ami
Joan Taback Frankle - DOROT
Rachel Freedman - Hadassah-Westchester
Judy Grant - Hebrew Institute of White Plains
Gary Joseph - Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center
Tara Slone-Goldstein - Jewish Education Project
Mark Oster - Larchmont Temple
Eileen Schnitzler - Lincoln Park Jewish Center
Howard Blitman - Reconstructing Judaism
Donna Vitale Ruskin - Scarsdale Synagogue-Temples-Tremont and Emanu-El
Lisa Cohen - Shames Jewish Community Center
Joel Iskowitz - Temple Beth Am
Judith Grand - Temple Israel Center of White Plains
David Itzkowitz - Temple Israel of New Rochelle
Warren Newcorn - UJA-Federation of NY/Westchester Region
Pearl Quarles - United Hebrew of New Rochelle
David Eppinger - Westchester Jewish Council
Michael Muss - Young Israel of Scarsdale
Leo Goldstein - Young Israel of White Plains
For a history of past Julian Y. Bernstein Award Recipients please click here.