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Daniel Thursz Distinguished Jewish Communal Service Award

In 2000, Dr. Daniel Thursz was honored posthumously in recognition of his achievements as former Dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work and co-founder of the Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development (formerly BIJCS). He also had served as former Executive Vice President of B’nai B’rith International.

This award recognizes an individual who has worked in the field of Jewish communal service for at least 20 years and is currently serving the greater Baltimore community. The individual should have demonstrated leadership and exemplary professional skills and a lifelong commitment to the field.

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Please note: Save the blank nomination form first, before filling it out. Then send as an attachment by email to Cindy at cgoldstein@thedfi.org. Also, save your responses in a word document as back-up before sending.

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Previous recipients of the award include:

2001  – Janet Kurland, Jewish Family Services
2002  – Rena Rotenberg, Macks Center for Jewish Education
2003  – Lou Jacobs, Jewish Big Brother Big Sister League
2004  – Steve Solomon, Jewish Family Services
2005  – Carol Pristoop, Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center
2006  – Ken Gelula, CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
2007  – Nancy Kutler, THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
2008  – Louis “Buddy” Sapolsky, Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
2009  – Joan Grayson Cohen, Jewish Community Services
2010  – Dale Busch, Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
2011  – Leora Pushett, Macks Center for Jewish Education
2012  – Dr. Paul Schneider, Krieger Schechter Day School
2013  – Karen Nettler, Jewish Community Services
2014  – Michael Friedman, The Associated
2015  – Debra S. Weinberg, ACHARAI The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute
2016  – Cindy Goldstein, The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center

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