On Thursday night, May 28, The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and Richmond Jewish Foundation held their Joint Annual Meeting at the Weinstein JCC attended by approximately 125 community members. The meeting featured awards to volunteers from both agencies, remarks by President Richard Samet of the JCFR and Chairman Jim Weinberg of the RJF, and installation of Officers and Board of Directors to both agencies by longtime community leader Richard November.
Dan Siegel received the Federation’s Distinguished Community Service Award by Mark Sisisky, a former recipient. Brian and Ruth Greene received the President’s Award by Richard Samet. Campaign Chair Ellen Renee Adams presented the Sam E. & Virginia V. Binswanger Young Leadership Award to Ashley Noell and the William B. Thalhimer Sr. Young Leadership Award to Matt Kaplan.
For RJF, Charles and Yvonne Gold were honored with the Anne & S. Sidney Meyers Endowment Achievement Award by Steve Markel, a former recipient; Seth Kaplan received the first Jack Paul Fine Mitzvah Society Award from Frances Goldman, Chair of the RJF Professional Advisory Committee; and Frances Goldman received the Chairman’s Award by Jim Weinberg.
State of the Agency reports were given by Federation Immediate Past-President Nathan Shor, who read the report by CEO Samuel Asher (who was not able to attend due to recent surgery); and RJF President Robert Nomberg.
Federation Officers installed are: President, Richard Samet; President-Elect Nannette Shor; Vice President, Stuart Siegel; Vice President, Seth Kaplan; General Campaign Chair, Nannette Shor; Secretary/Treasurer, Mike Sievers; Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Deane Dubansky; Immediate Past President, Nathan Shor; and Honorary Vice Presidents, Ric Arenstein, Jerry Gumenick (obm), Neil November and Mark Sisisky.
RJF Officers installed are: Chairman, Jim Weinberg; Vice-Chair, Adam Plotkin; Secretary; Miriam Davidow; and Treasurer, Beth Long.
Full coverage of the Joint Annual Meeting will be included in July Reflector.