Previous JCPSC Honorees

The Career Achievement Award 

First presented in 1985, the Career Achievement Award is the premier award of the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California. This award recognizes outstanding achievement and accomplishments by a tenured professional who has served a minimum of ten (10) years in the field. It acknowledges a lifetime of contributions to the organized Jewish Community. The award is funded out of the Jewish Community Foundation and comes with a stipend.

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
Dr. Florabel Kinsler z"l
Bea Chankin z”l
Gerald Bubis z”l
Neil Sandberg
Morris Grumer z”l
Jerry Weber z"l
Rabbi Zalman Ury & Charles Mesnick z”l
Doris Hirsch & Rita Lowenthal
Arnold Saltzman
Dr. Steven Windmueller
Ethel Taft
Sally Weber
H. Ted Kanner z"l
Jack Mayer, Ph. D.
Michael Harris & Mark Meltzer
Sandra King
Rabbi Richard Levy
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
David Lehrer
Evelyn Schecter
Michael Hirschfeld
Carol Koransky
Paul S. Castro
Lois Weinsaft
Larry Baum
John R. Fishel
Dr. Gil Graff
Rabbi Gary Greenebaum
Carol Levy z”l
Phil Liff-Grieff
Dr. Ron Wolfson
Richard Siegel and Beryl Geber
Deborah Goldfarb


The Alan J. Kassin Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement 

The Outstanding Professional Achievement Award is the oldest of the JCPSC awards, initiated in 1982 and named in memory of our colleague Alan Kassin. It recognizes an individual whose recent (during the previous 1-5 years) professional leadership, creativity and accomplishment have significantly enhanced an agency or expanded a service within an agency. The award is funded out of the Jewish Community Foundation and comes with a stipend.

Remembering Maxine F. Meyer (z"l) September 12, 1945-January 20, 2017

[Recipient of the Alan J. Kassin Award in 2000]

   



1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
Deborah Friedman Messenger
Meyer Lightman z”l
Reuben Pannor
Betsy Giller z"l
Judith A. Schultz
Ilene Blaisch
Dolly Arond
Rachel Andres
Veta Doctors
Harriet Rossetto
Sheryl Goldman
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell &
Rabbi Laura Geller
Berta Sklansky
David Lehrer
Esther Netter
Carol Koransky
Jody Moss
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Alla Feldman
Maxine Meyer z"l & Diane Schneider z”l
Sherri Kadovitz
Jeff Kaplan
Rhoda Weisman
Molly Forrest
Dr. Eric Gordon
William “Bill” Kaplan
Leslie Friedman
H. Eric Schockman, Ph.D.
Miriam Prum Hess
Monise Neumann & Karen Rosenthal
Tzivia Schwartz Getzug
Brian Greene
Ahuva Ron
Jonathan Schreiber
Rabbi Yechiel Hoffman
Alisha Pedowitz

The Dora and Charles Mesnick z”l Award for Achievement in Senior Adult Programming

Initiated in 1992, the Dora and Charles Mesnick z”l Award for Achievement in Senior Adult Programming recognize a professional who has initiated or further developed a senior adult program servicing the ever-growing Jewish senior populations of Southern California. The award is funded by the Dora & Charles Mesnick Fund and comes with a stipend.
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Dorie Gradwohl z”l
Evelyn Alexander
Sandra King
Leslie Friedman
Sally Edelist
Vivian Sauer
Shirley Srery
Kay Ginsberg
Bea Gordon
Ian Murray
Susie Forer-Dehrey
Doreen Klee
Paula Fern
2005
2006
2007
2009
2010
2011
2013
2014
2015
2016
Susan Alexman
Bronetta “Bernie” Gruenbaum
Joan Mithers
Karen Leaf, MSW, LCSW & Susan Leitch
Susan Mendlowitz-Belgrade
Rosalie Fromberg
Kristen Price
Elinor Marks-Gordon
Sheila Moore
Heather Angel

The Mark Meltzer Young Professional Award 

(Previously,  The Mark Meltzer New & Innovative Programming Award 2001-2013)

Endowed by Mark Meltzer, Former Executive Director of the Jewish Free Loan of Los Angeles, the Mark Meltzer Young Professional Award acknowledges a young professional — under 45, with a minimum of 10 years in the field — who has made impact in their work in The Jewish Community.  It recognizes the creative initiative prevalent in our professional community and comes with a stipend provided by the Meltzer Endowment Fund.

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Elaine Albert, KOREH L.A.
Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Carol Koransky and Sally Weber, The Safe Spot
Debbie Fox, Keeping our Children Safe
Sally Weber, The Social Worker/Rabbi Roundtable
Michelle Wolf, Jewish Federation Planning & Allocations Programming
Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis z”l and Janice, Kamenir-Resnik, Jewish World Watch
Tali Pressman, Jeremiah Fellowship and Phil Liff-Grieff, Sulam
Elias Lefferman, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
Marsha Katz Rothpan, MSW, MAJCS, STAR/Synaplex Initiatve
Rachel Donitz Kaplan & Debra Markovic, BJE Concierge Service
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein, Jewlicious
Sarah Blitzstein, HaMercaz, Jewish Family Service
Randy Schwab, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters
Leah Kitz, New Community Jewish High School
Ayana Morse, Silverlake JCC
Ronnel Conn, Westside JCC

The Award for Professional Excellence in Fundraising 

Established in 2003, the Excellence in Fundraising Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the specific field of fundraising. This award is sponsored by the JCPSC and comes with a stipend.

2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Lee Rosenblum
David R. Levy
Annabel Goldstein
Eileen Aroesti
Mike Sirota
David S. Sacks
Karen Schetina, MSW
Elliot Friedland
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
John Magoulas
Ira Schreck
Lori Tessel, Randy Lapin
Maggie Howard, Amy Popkin
Allison Lee
Karen Sternfeld

The Bobbi Asimow Award for Professional Mentorship 

Established in 2006 in memory of our colleague, Bobbi Asimow, the Bobbi Asimow Award for Professional Mentorship recognizes an individual who has served as a mentor to other Jewish communal professionals or lay leadership and who has nurtured, effectively supervised, or otherwise served as a model for professionals in the Jewish communal field. In particular, this award recognizes personal mentorship that impacts more than one individual and goes beyond one’s job description. The Asimow Award stipend is provided by Michael Asimow through the Bobbi Asimow Memorial Fund.

2007
2008
2009
2010
Bobbi Asimow z"l
Marla Abraham
Rhoda Weisman
Lori Klein
2011
2012
2013
2015
Miriam Prum Hess, MSW, MAJCS
Hillary Selvin
Mark Meltzer
John Magoulas

Special Awards

1982
1990
1993
1994
1995
1997

Ethel Taft
Frayda Rembaum
Mark Meltzer
Ben Cohen z"l
Marla Abraham
Adine Oberlander-Forman &
Miriam Prum Hess 

2001
2003
2004
2005
2010
2011

2014

David Lash
Maya Segal
Charles Mesnick z”l
Jessica Toledano
Dan Rothblatt
Al Mellman &
Hillside Memorial Park
Lilia Arbona


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