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.
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]
The Dora and Charles Mesnick z”l Award for Achievement in Senior Adult Programming
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.
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-Reznik, 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 Los Angeles
Leah Kitz z"l, New Community Jewish High School
Ayana Morse, Silverlake JCC
Ronnel Conn, Westside JCC
Ashley Waterman, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles
Bailey London, USC Hillel
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.
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.
Ben Cohen z"l
Adine Oberlander-Forman &
Miriam Prum Hess
Charles Mesnick z”l
Al Mellman &
Hillside Memorial Park
Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management