Last month, the North Suburban Jewish Community Center held its annual meeting via Zoom. Ben Weiss, president of NSJCC welcomed more than 70 attendees. Early Childhood Director Susan Novak recognized teachers and staff who have reached milestone years of service. They include Carol Zamansky (20 years of service), Andrea Zecha (10 years), and Alyssa Kischel, Mimi Levy (5 years). Executive Director Sue Callum honored Sophie Cohen with the Beverly Finn Scholarship Award. Todd Levine received the Glen Yanco President Award. Liz Kutryb was given the Shining Star Award.
Prior to the Installation of the Board of Directors for 2020-2021, Marc Baker, executive director of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, delivered a d’var Torah which included personal memories of his family’s involvement at NSJCC and the pride he felt with his sister, Kim Baker Donahue stepping up as incoming president of the agency. Shelley Baker thanked the outgoing 2019-20220 Board of the Directors for their service and installed the new Board of Directors. They include President Kim Baker Donahue; Executive Vice President Heather LeDoyt; Treasurer Jason Golub; Secretary Heather Gravelese; Immediate Past President Ben Weiss, and Amy Feinberg, Cassie Bruner, Kristen Swartz, Todd Levine, Erica Mazza, Debbie Krinsky, Sara Luria, Allison Donahue.
As part of their family commitment to the NSJCC, Ben and Tami Weiss established the Weiss Family Community Service Scholarship to be given to a NSJCC alum upon their graduation from High School.