Jewish Federation of Southern NJ is thankful for all our community leaders. We were overwhelmed by the responses to our inaugural Love Impact Awards. We have struggled for over a year to come to terms with the loss of Don Love, z"l and often fall back on lessons we learned from him. As Jewish Federation CEO Jennifer Dubrow Weiss said, "There was rarely a day or week that went by where I didn’t turn to Don for help, advice, or brainstorming.  Don taught me that volunteers lend their expertise to us and it is up to us to engage them and learn from them and make sure we value their time and energy."  

 

Don always led by example. He served as President of JCF, was a member of several boards and committees, and he was a trustee of the Saltzman Foundation. Through it all, he was a visionary and sought to make an impact. To honor Don's legacy, we established the Love Impact Awards to acknowledge those in our community who follow in his footsteps, innovating and making an impact in the sacred work they do.

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Thursday, June 9


6:30 pm  |  Katz JCC, Lahn Social Hall

or Virtually

 

Cost: $136

Cocktails, dinner, and dessert reception

Kicking off a series of events to celebrate Federation’s 100th anniversary, the Love Impact Awards will feature:
 

  • A special display of Don Love’s personal artwork, generously donated by his family
     
  • An auction for one of Don’s art pieces, for which proceeds will go towards the vital work the Jewish Federation and our family of agencies continue to do through our Areas of Impact
     
  • Highlights about each of the evening’s six honorees, showcasing the important work they are doing for our community
     
  • An engaging exhibit telling the story of our 100-year history as a Federation 

Event Registration

RSVP by May 27.

Committee:

Lauren Bell

Stacy Lewin Farber

Lori Goldstein

Cyndee Kotler

Stacy Levin

Judy Love

Ellen Lowenberger

Ellen Molotsky

Bob Schwartz

Heidi Silverberg

 

Questions? Please contact Ronit Boyd at rboyd@jfedsnj.org or call 856.673.2588.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 HONOREES

OLDER
ADULTS

Zev Rose

Zev is currently the solicitor for the Federation and has been a champion of the Jewish community in Southern NJ for decades. His passions include children, day schools, and seniors. His service on the board of Jewish Senior Housing & Healthcare Services included every officer position. Zev has made an impact ensuring that the older adults in our community can age with grace and dignity. 

SPECIAL
NEEDS

Brad Molotsky

Brad was instrumental in the development of Weinberg Commons, our affordable housing community for older adults (55+) and adults with special needs. Brad's impact includes bringing the required resources together to help address the severe lack of support facilities, especially housing, for adults living with special needs. 

GLOBAL
CONNECTIONS

Richard Goldstein

Consistent with how he fulfilled his many previous leadership positions at Jewish Federation, Rick passionately continues to be a champion of our relationship with Israel, ensuring that our connections overseas stay strong. Rick's involvement continues to further the impact that our Federation makes in the global Jewish community. 

COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT

Alison Bell Keim

As the former chair of the Jewish Women's Foundation Grants Committee, Alison brought new ideas to the process. She is passionate about ensuring that all members of the Foundation are involved in making the grant-making process equitable and meaningful for both the grantors and grantees. Under her leadership as the JWF Chair, the Foundation has seen growth and continues to impact numerous programs locally and around the world.

COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT

Miriam Feldman

Miriam has held leadership roles as past president at Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern NJ and at her synagogue, Temple Beth Sholom. Miriam inspires others to get involved, is an extraordinary fundraiser for our community, and her impact is demonstrated by her willingness to lead by example, volunteering for every committee and task.

FAMILY
& YOUTH

Evan Zweben

Evan is a board member of the Katz Jewish Community Center and his portfolio includes serving as the JCC Camps at Medford Committee Chair. This is no small task during the easiest of times, but during COVID, Evan's leadership made a significant impact on families, enabling camp to endure during these challenging times.

  • FedFest100 | Sunday, June 12

    Join us as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary! This fun fill day will include booths showcasing our family of agencies, local organizations and synagogues, music, games, food, and so much more!

Thank you to our Federation 100 Community Partners

AREAS OF IMPACT

Our Jewish Federation and Family of Agencies distribute our resources into five areas so that we make an impact in a big way to help everyone!


The heart of our mission is to serve the Jewish people of Southern New Jersey, reaching all ages and supporting diverse needs and interests. Our five areas of impactOlder Adults, Special Needs, Global Connections, Community Engagement, and Family & Youth – and their related programs and services offer comprehensive support to our community.

OLDER ADULTS

We keep older adults engaged in the community with social, recreational, and cultural programming infused with Jewish heritage and values.

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SPECIAL NEEDS

When it comes to members of our community with special needs, we are committed to enhancing their quality of life, and giving everyone opportunities to achieve their highest potential to lead independent and fulfilled lives.

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GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

We advocate for Israel and every Jewish community around the world to ensure that the safety, security, and well-being of Jews is maintained globally. 

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We foster relationships within the Jewish community and between people of all faiths and cultures to help build a better world today.

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FAMILY & YOUTH

We provide family and youth services that enrich both the mind and body through comprehensive, caring social services, along with recreational, cultural, and educational programming.

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JFED AND OUR FAMILY OF AGENCIES

JFED Family

Through our local family of agencies and network of overseas partners, we offer programming for children, teens, adults, older adults, and individuals with special needs. Programming such as counseling; food assistance; low- and moderate-income housing; social, cultural, and recreational programs; Jewish education; and Israel advocacy.