JFSA Recognizes And Honors Volunteers

April 20, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

(L to R) Dee Kleinman, Chair, Volunteer Advisory Committee, Don Zaas, Alice Fingerhut

Delivering meals, making a friendly house call to a Holocaust Survivor or educating local teens about healthy teen relationships are just some of the ways JFSA volunteers make a difference in our community. Volunteers were honored at the 2011 Volunteer Recognition Brunch on April 10th at the Beachwood Community Center. Two volunteers were given special awards for their service and dedication to JFSA. The Lois Zaas Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Alice Fingerhut for her work with JFSA and the Hebrew Shelter Home. “I think this is a marvelous award. I was very honored and humbled,” Alice says. “I really enjoy the work I do at JFSA, so to be recognized for my work is amazing.”

Shira Barron, a senior at Beachwood High School and member of JFSA’s Expect Respect Advisory Panel, was awarded the Kim Chapman Young Adult Volunteer of the Year Award. This new award recognizes volunteer contributions from young adults in the community. It was named after Kim Chapman (of blessed memory) who volunteered with JFSA’s YouthAbility program and passed away in 2010 at the age of 22.

(L to R) Marshall Barron, Shira's father, Shira Barron, Norma Barron, Shira's grandmother, Rabbi Rosie Barron Haim, Shira's mother.

“Winning this award was a huge honor for me,” Shira says. “It made me realize how much impact I’ve had on Expect Respect and how much I’ve been able to give back.”

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