Katz Jewish Community Center Hosts Annual Board Installation & Award Reception Monday, May 18

MARGATE – On Monday, May 18 the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center of Atlantic County hosted its annual Board of Directors installation and award reception.

New Katz JCC Board Members Sarah Beth Johnson of Margate, Dr. Howard Axelrod of Margate and Brad Jacobson of Margate with Vice President Eric Share of Ventnor.

New Katz JCC Board Members Sarah Beth Johnson of Margate, Dr. Howard Axelrod of Margate and Brad Jacobson of Margate with Vice President Eric Share of Ventnor.

Newly installed board members included Sarah Beth Johnson of Margate, Dr. Howard Axelrod of Margate and Brad Jacobson of Margate.

Vice President Eric Share of Ventnor and President Elect Marc Neumann of Margate

Vice President Eric Share of Ventnor and President Elect Marc Neumann of Margate

Eric Share of Ventnor was installed as the 2015-2016 Vice President and Marc Neumann of Margate was installed as the 2015-2016 President Elect.

The Judge Gerald Weinstein Community Leadership award was presented posthumously to the late Hank Herskowitz with his daughter Renee Herskowitz accepting the award.

The Judge Gerald Weinstein Community Leadership award is awarded to an individual who has great integrity and whose personal, professional, and ethical conduct are valued in the community and held as a model for others; who as an individual has consistently involved him or herself in the interests and institutions of the Jewish community and who has been actively helpful in meeting the needs of the community; who strives for the betterment of the total community through personal participation and by doing so brings credit to the Jewish community; and who, by word and deed, encourages others to become and remain actively involved in promoting the general welfare of the Jewish community.

Katz JCC CEO Jack I. Fox with Renee Herskowitz accepting the Judge Gerald Weinstein Community Leadership award on behalf of her father Hank.

Katz JCC CEO Jack I. Fox with Renee Herskowitz accepting the Judge Gerald Weinstein Community Leadership award on behalf of her father Hank.

According to Chief Executive Officer Jack I. Fox, Herskowitz’s dedication to the betterment of the community and the individual people who make up the community will truly be missed.

The Susan Braunstein Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Cliff and Janine Haines of Ventnor.

According to Fox, the JCC has been very fortunate to have leaders who have had the vision to lay the foundation for the future.  None have had a greater impact than Susan Braunstein, who was President between the years of 1994 to 1996.

“Susan is a role model for all of us, but especially for the women who serve in leadership positions at the JCC.  In recognition of her leadership and service to the community, we have created the Susan Braunstein Volunteer of the Year Award recognizing annually one individual who brings to the JCC the same spirit that Susan has offered for well over a decade.”

Cliff and Janine Haines of Ventnor were presented with the Susan Braunstein Volunteer of the Year Award by Board Member Sam Wolf.

Cliff and Janine Haines of Ventnor were presented with the Susan Braunstein Volunteer of the Year Award by Board Member Sam Wolf.

The Haines’ have dedicated themselves to the success of the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series, a program managed by the Katz JCC.

The Sadie Nauy Older Adult Service Award was granted to John Voigt of Margate.           “Every generation has a beloved leader who teaches people by example the meaning of leadership and T’zedukah.  In my career I have never met a leader who taught me more and touched my life than Sadie Nauy.  I only had the pleasure of meeting Sadie in the last six years of her 100 year life.  She was a powerful force even at 100 and helped me learn about community and leadership.  She was selfless and kind but always spoke her mind.  We all miss her so much and as a result we created this award in her name, “the Sadie Nauy Older Adult Service Award,” Fox said.

Voigt was recognized for his dedication and hardwork in teaching computer classes to seniors.

Staff recognitions included Raina Williams an Early Childhood Education Center teacher and Tom Henrich the graphic designer.