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Outstanding Jewish Communal Professional Award

This award recognizes mid-level career professionals currently serving the greater Baltimore Jewish community who have been in the field of Jewish communal service for at least four years but no more than ten. The recipient must be professionally employed in the field of Jewish communal service at least 20 hours per week at the time of nomination and may not have previously received the Daniel Thursz Award or a Friedman Fellowship. The recipient must show exceptional promise and a commitment to a career in Jewish communal service. The recipient will be awarded a $1,250 grant to subsidize his/her attendance at professional development opportunities.

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:
2005  – Hannah Shapiro, Jewish Family Services
2006  – Allison Baumwald, THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
2007  – Alison Wielechowski, Goucher Hillel
2008  – Leah Berry, THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
2009  – Mary Drey Haar, THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
2010  – D.J. Schneider-Jensen, Macks Center for Jewish Education
2011  – Ashley Pressman, Jewish Volunteer Connection
2012  – Renée Dain, THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
2013  – Paul Lurie, Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
2014  – Gila Haor, Shemesh
2015  – Erica Bloom, Jewish Volunteer Connection
2016  – Chana Siff, The ASSOCIATED

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