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January 12, 2018  RSS feed
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2 to receive honor for devotion to profession, local Jewish community

Barry Kanner of Pinellas County will receive the Cardozo Society’s Leadership Award and Sam Linsky of Tampa will be presented with the Montefiore Society’s Leadership Award when the two Tampa Bay area professional organizations host their second annual collaborative program.

The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave., Tampa.

Each award recipient will be honored for their professional contributions and their commitment to the Tampa Bay Jewish community throughout their career.

Barry Kanner

Kanner is an attorney of counsel at the law firm of Englander Fischer in St. Petersburg and has specialized in community litigation, personal injury and insurance disputes for more than 40 years. He is AV® peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell for his strong legal ability and high ethical standards.

Kanner is involved in Jewish causes across Tampa Bay and currently serves at Menorah Manor as chairman of the board of trustees and chair of the environment committee. He was the Menorah Manor board’s vice chair from 2012-2014.

Sam Linsky

Linsky is the president of RFLP Group, a private family investment company with a focus on commercial real estate located throughout the Southeast. He is responsible for developing and executing the company’s overall strategic direction while managing all aspects of their investment activities. Linsky also serves as a director of RFLP Group’s corporate general partner.

Prior to his employment with RFLP Group, Linsky served as an executive director at the J.P. Morgan Private Bank, leading a multidisciplinary team in advising ultra-high net worth families throughout the state.

Linsky will be recognized not only for his professional achievements, but also for his unwavering commitment to the Jewish community. He previously served as a board member of the Tampa JCCs and Federation and was co-chair of the capital committee responsible for the development of the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. He has also served on various committees in support of the Tampa Museum of Art, the Tampa Bay History Center and All Children’s Hospital. He and his wife Stacie support various organizations both inside and outside of the Jewish community.

The event

The event, chaired by Bonnie Wise and Hal Hershkowitz, will begin with a dessert reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7:15 p.m. In addition to the presentation of awards, the evening will include a panel discussion featuring local legal and financial leaders on the topic: “Ethical Behavior Through a Jewish Lens: Contending with Economic, Social and Cultural Issues.”

The Cardozo Society is an honorary society for Jewish attorneys in the Tampa Bay area that aims to celebrate the legal profession’s commitment to the principles of the Federation. The Montefiore Society serves a similar purpose with a mission to strengthen relationships among Jewish financial service professionals in the community through education and leadership.

The Montefiore Society was created to augment the reach of the existing professional societies and provide an opportunity for community members to foster and grow professional relationships within the financial industry. Montefiore Society membership is open to all Jewish accountants, stock brokers, bankers, financial planners and advisors, insurance brokers, investment consultants, wealth management advisors and others in financial services in the Tampa Bay area who contribute a minimum of $1,000 to a local Federation’s annual campaign. Financial service representatives age 35 and under must contribute a minimum of $360 to the annual campaign. Events sponsored by the Montefiore Society are open to all members and their guests.

The objective of each society is to support the activities of the Tampa Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, assisting to maximize Federation gifts to preserve and enhance Jewish life in Tampa Bay, the U.S. and worldwide.

The Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties and the Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation are jointly presenting the event, which is sponsored by the Bank of Tampa. It is open to the community and free for all Federation donors; $25 per person for all non-donors. Tampa community members may visit or call (813) 739-1687 to register. Pinellas/Pasco community members may RSVP by visiting or by calling (727) 530-3223. The Glazer JCC is located at 522 N. Howard Ave., Tampa.

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