On Monday, October 31st JFCS will honor three couples who exemplify the true spirit of giving and performing acts of loving kindness.  The JFCS Inaugural Legacy Awards Luncheon will celebrate and thank community leaders who have tirelessly and continuously worked to empower the most vulnerable among us, leaving a meaningful legacy for generations to come.

JFCS congratulates the following recipients:

  • Esther & Bob Heller:  Sidney J. Berkowitz Building Community Award

Recognizes continued, outstanding voluntary service to the community reflecting improvement of the human social condition. 

  • Ora & Joe Mendels:  Rabbi Sanford E. & Leah Saperstein Hope and Healing Award

Recognizes devotion to Jewish continuity, education and service to those in need.

  • Margie & Chuck Barancik:  Gloria & Louis Flanzer Philanthropy Award

Recognizes philanthropic and community commitment to empowering individuals and families toward self-sufficiency.

Passion & Compassion: This is Your Legacy! is the keynote topic which will be presented by Alina Gerlovin Spaulding.  Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, Alina and her family immigrated to the United States in 1979 with the help of many Jewish agencies funded by the generosity of the Jewish community.   Alina is a motivational speaker.  Her story will inspire and educate others how easy it is to make a global impact on the world.

The Inaugural Legacy Awards Luncheon is chaired by Steve Seidensticker, Board Chair of JFCS.  The exclusive event sponsor is the law firm of Williams Parker.