Still time to nominate Young Woman of Distinction
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, the annual Women of Distinction award ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
Each honoree is nominated by a different Jewish organization, except for the Dawkins award winner who can be nominated and voted on by anyone if the community. The name of the Young Woman of Distinction is kept secret until the announcement at the ceremony.
The Dawkins Young Woman of Distinction honors a woman in her 30s who has become a wonderful example of leadership. The award commemorates the vision that Karen and Jim Dawkins had in the creation an sustenance of the Jewish Press in the Tampa Bay area. People can nominate a woman for this award by visiting www.jewishpinellas.org until April 21. At that time finalists will be revealed and voted on during April 24-26 on Facebook and the winner will be announced at the event. Go to www.facebook.com/jfed.pinellas to vote on the finalists.
Those receiving Women of Distinction awards are: Kelli Rolfe of Benjamin Tower Foundation, Ahava Levy VanCamp of Chabad of St. Petersburg, Maya Lazarus of Chabad of Pinellas County, Nurit Siegel of Chabad of Clearwater, Caren Evans of Congregation Beth Shalom, Hazel Wolf of Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Susan Marger LeVine of Congregation B’nai Israel, Kathleen Buns of Congregation B’nai Israel Women’s League, Gladys Schutz of Florida Holocaust Museum, Judy Benjamin of Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, Harriet Stein of the St. Petersburg chapter of Hadassah, Stephanie Rosenbaum of the Lylah Pinellas chapter of Hadassah, Gerry Berman of the North Pinellas chapter of Hadassah, Frances Chinsky of the Pasco County chapter of Hadassah, Stephanie Stein of Israel Bonds, Pam Cohn of Jewish Women International, Phyllis Schoenberg of Menorah Manor, Gayle Maller of Temple Ahavat Shalom, Debby Rosen of Temple Ahavat Shalom Sisterhood, Raida Goldman of Temple Beth-El, Nina Worshofsky of Temple B’nai Israel, Sandi Sunter of Temple B’nai Sisterhood and Rachel Worthington of TOP Jewish Foundation.
About the event
Orthodox Jewish mom and comedian Talia Reese will be featured at the awards ceremony (see related story, Page 11), which will be held in the Margarete Heye Room at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. There will be snacks and refreshments for those attending. Ticket prices range from $36 to $118. RSVP by April 21 at www.jewishpresspinellas.org.