On Sunday, June 12, the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore (JCCNS) celebrated its 110th Annual Meeting. JCCNS leadership, members, and other members of the community gathered to honor this year’s outstanding award recipients and to witness the installation of new board members and the new 2022-2023 Board Officers. Sara Winer will remain president of the board.
This year, the following members of the North Shore community were honored:
Helaine Hazlett received the Samuel S. Stahl Community Service Award, which was established in honor of Samuel S. Stahl, who represented the finest in Jewish life and left a legacy of love for his family, service to his community, and a heritage characterized by a deep devotion for all mankind. This prestigious award is presented annually to an individual or couple whose service to the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore and other communal institutions reflects the highest level of integrity, commitment to community service, and devotion to the ideals of Jewish life.
Ralph Rotman received the Presidential Award, with gratitude and appreciation in recognition of outstanding service to the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore.
Joyce Colahan, Creator, DancEnergy, received the Bea Paul Professional Staff Award which was established to reward staff excellence, in honor of Bea Paul, a dedicated and outstanding employee of the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore. This award is presented annually to a staff member who exemplifies the characteristics demonstrated by Bea Paul during her tenure at the JCCNS: dedication, loyalty, going the extra mile, professionalism, team spirit and service to the community.
JCCNS Executive Director Marty Schneer spoke on the theme of gratitude, thanking the community of members, users, and donors who have supported the J during the most recent unexpected difficulties. “The concept of gratitude,” he said, is critical to understanding Jewish traditions and wisdom.” Schneer continued, “Gratitude for our blessings is key to living a truly happy life, and to weathering the inevitable challenges that life presents with good cheer and optimism.” He also encouraged the crowd to stay involved in helping to make the JCC and our community better and stronger now.
President Sara Winer concluded the meeting and a festive brunch was served.