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October 6, 2017  RSS feed
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Ludin, Schick awards to honor 2 young women

Becca Tieder Becca Tieder The Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties will present two prestigious honors – the Dr. Edward N. Ludin Young Leadership Award and the Alfred Schick Scholarship, at its newly created signature event, Catalyst 2018.

Honorees are Rebecca (Becca) Gross Tieder, who will receive the Ludin Award, and Arielle Radin, the recipient of the Schick Scholarship.

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, will be the guest speakers for the Catalyst 2018 event Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Largo’s Central Park Performing Arts Center.

Ben and Jerry will present a tribute to America’s entrepreneurial spirit, full of anecdotes and radical business philosophy. Catalyst 2018 also will mark the beginning of the Federation’s 2018 Annual Campaign.

The Campaign opener and Ben & Jerry talk will begin with a VIP cocktail reception at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 8 p.m. The cost for those attending the reception is $118.50 and includes open bar and preferred seating. For those attending the program only, the cost is $54.50. Tickets are available through the center box office or by calling (727) 587-6793.

Arielle Radin Arielle Radin Ludin Award

In keeping with past tradition, the Dr. Edward N. Ludin Young Leadership Award will be awarded to a recipient who not only is actively involved with the Federation, but also in the broader Jewish and general communities.

In a departure from tradition the honoree, Becca Tieder, is being announced beforehand to provide an opportunity for her family and friends to kvell alongside the community.

Tieder has been an active member of the Pinellas Jewish community for more than a decade and in the past several years has held key leadership roles with the Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy. With the Federation, Tieder has served as chair for Women of Distinction event, as well as volunteered with a special project to revamp and revitalize young adult programming.

Beyond the Federation, Tieder is an active member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater, serving as event chair for the sold-out women’s event that hosted Glennon Doyle Melton in 2016. She also serves as the founder of the OneStudent organization that seeks to eradicate sexual violence on college campuses and promote consent culture. She has been called upon to share ideas with officials at the White House as part of efforts by the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

The Ludin Award was established in 1994 by Arlene Ludin to honor the memory of her late husband. The Ludin Award recognizes a young leader between the ages of 25-45 who demonstrates significant leadership ability in the Jewish community and has the potential for greater leadership responsibility in the future. All nominees for the award demonstrate significant involvement and financial support for the Federation’s Annual Campaign.

The winner of the award receives a cash award to be used within five years as a subsidy to attend a Jewish conference or experience of significance, such as the Jewish Federations of North America Washington Young Leadership Conference.

Alfred Schick Scholarship

Previously the prestigious Schick Award annually honored a healthcare professional and member of the Federation’s Maimonides Society in the Pinellas and Pasco County region. But earlier this year the Maimonides Society leadership converted the initiative into a scholarship.

Arielle Radin, a doctoral student at UCLA pursuing work in health psychology, will be the recipient of the first Alfred Schick Memorial scholarship to recognize a future medical leader. Radin grew up in Seminole, where her parents still live. She became a bat mitzvah and was confirmed at Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater.

A worthy recipient of the scholarship, Radin has done extensive research and authored publications related to the exploration of microbiomes, gut diseases, and related therapies.

For five months of 2017, Radin participated in a Young Judea Internship program, which placed her at Tel Aviv University where she researched the psychological effects of breast cancer.

She received a MASA scholarship award, and has previously received a variety of awards including the AmGen Scholar Award, the American College of Gastroenerology Poster Award, a UCLA Alumni Fellowship, and an honorable mention from the National Science Foundation Research Fellowship program. She graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor of arts in psychology and spent four years on the Dean’s List.

The scholarship’s namesake, Alfred Schick was the first Jewish doctor in Clearwater, moving here with his family in 1960. During his career, he was chief of radiology at Morton Plant Hospital. He also served as president of Temple B’nai Israel and was active in the Jewish Federation. The award was established by his wife, Lisl Schick, in an effort to honor the significant work her husband had done in the medical community and to keep his memory alive.

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