Federation Award Recipients and E.B.Hirsh Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients (listed below)

 

101st Convention 2017 Embracer of Change Award Recipients

Adat Chaim Sisterhood - Marcy Wesalo
AMIT Women  –Helayne Ference
Associated Women of The Associated -
Sue Glick Liebman

Baltimore Hebrew Cong.  Sisterhood -
Suzanne Crone
Beth El Sisterhood –Hulane Zolet                    
Beth Israel Sisterhood - Sandy Kirsh
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood– Cheryl King
Brandeis National Committee, Baltimore Chapter- Merle Ann Siegelman
CHANA - Shelley Garten
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood –Dixie Liekach
Covenant Guild, Inc. – Sydell Gould
Hadassah of Greater Baltimore  –
Jill Sapperstein
Har Sinai Sisterhood - CeCe Rund


Israel Bonds Maryland Women's Division -
Betty Reichenberg
Jewish Caring Network - Chaya Amy Drabkin
Jewish Women International –
Betsy Felsenberg

Kappa Guild, Inc.–Sheila Mentz
Levindale Auxiliary –
Esther Jacobson
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc. -
Merle Wolf
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Inc. –Sandie Nagel
National Council of Jewish Women Baltimore Section –Claudine Davison
Ner Tamid Sisterhood –Janet Birman
Rodger C. Snyder Memorial, Ladies Auxiliary -Lorraine Berkowitz
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary –Beverly Penn
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood –
Roz Goldheim
 


100
th Convention 2016 Builder of Unity Award Recipients

Adat Chaim Sisterhood - Cathy Litofsky
AMIT Women  –Rita Malin
Associated Women of The Associated - Liora Hill
Baltimore Hebrew Cong.  Sisterhood -
Karan Engerman
Beth El Sisterhood –Alice Kuryk                    
Beth Israel Sisterhood - Anita Meddin
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood– Sylvia Sklar
Bnai Jacob/Shaarei Zion Sisterhood - Bess
Krivitsky (In Memoriam)
Brandeis University National Women's Committee - Brenda L. Cohen
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood – Lynne Lichtig
Covenant Guild, Inc. – Beatrice Yoffe
Hadassah of Greater Baltimore  – Linda Roedel
Har Sinai Sisterhood - Arlene Burman
Israel Bonds Maryland Women's Division -
Betty Samuels Seidel

Jerish Caring Network - Stacey Goldenberg
Jewish Women International – Sandra Shannon
Kappa Guild, Inc.– Miriam Stern
Levindale Auxiliary –
Joan Askin
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc. -
Linda Barton
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Inc. –
Marlene Greenebaum
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah  Sisterhood - Iris Friedman
National Council of Jewish Women Baltimore Section –Ferne Rogow
Ner Tamid Sisterhood –Estelle Levitas
Rodger C. Snyder Memorial, Ladies Auxiliary -Rose Haransky
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary –Negin Hariri
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood – Joan Zimmerman
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood – Arlene Mazer

 

   


99th Convention 2015 Woman Who Lift their Voices Award Recipients

Adat Chaim Sisterhood - Adrienne Frager
AMIT  –Selma Kolodkin
Baltimore Hebrew Cong.  Sisterhood - Ann Fishkin
Beth El Sisterhood –Ilene Merenbloom
Beth Israel Sisterhood -Leslie Wasserman
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood–Sonia Maltinsky
Bnai Jacob/Shaarei Zion Sisterhood -
Margaret Guggenheim
Brandeis University National Women's Committee - Ramona Berman
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood –Marcia Scherr
Covenant Guild, Inc. –Norma Wolod
Hadassah of Greater Baltimore  –Harriet Rubinson
Har Sinai Sisterhood -Micki Sibel
Israel Bonds Maryland Women's Division -
Dr. Loryn Lesser
Jewish Women International –Faye Klempner
Kappa Guild, Inc.–Wilma Samuelson
Levindale Auxiliary –Marcia Bornfriend
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Inc. –Phyllis Avis
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah  Sisterhood
–Judith Raphaeli
National Council of Jewish Women Baltimore Section –Jo-Ann Orlinsky
Ner Tamid Sisterhood –Gabrielle Burger
Rodger C. Snyder Memorial, Ladies Auxiliary - Peggy Singer
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary –Judy Rosenberg
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood–Lisa Simon Jablon
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood –Dorothy Poiley
The Associated Women -Alyson Friedman
True Sisters, Inc. Baltimore #35 Leslie Sandler
 

 

98th Convention 2014 Woman of Action Award Recipients

Adat Chaim Sisterhood - Cathy Litofsky
AMIT  –Selma Mosgin
Baltimore Hebrew Cong.  Sisterhood - Paula Cohen
Beth El Sisterhood –Janet Penn
Beth Israel Sisterhood - Sheila Stern
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood–Rosalie Klotzman
Bnai Jacob/Shaarei Zion Sisterhood -
Paulette Kamelgard
Brandeis University National Women's Committee - Gail Gelber
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood –Ruth Silber
Covenant Guild, Inc. –Bert Dinkin
Hadassah of Greater Baltimore  –Julie Bernstein
Har Sinai Sisterhood -Judy Handelman
Jewish Caring Network -
Ellyn Dannenbaum
Jewish Women International –Elaine Kimmel
Kappa Guild, Inc.–Royce Tucker
Levindale Auxiliary –Linda Roedel
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc. –
Gail Coppel
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Inc. –Maxine Solomon
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah  Sisterhood
–Sam Stone
National Council of Jewish Women Baltimore Section –Sonya Dillon
Ner Tamid Sisterhood –Sonia Ostrow
Rodger C. Snyder Memorial, Ladies Auxiliary - Dolores Snyder
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary –Feigi Oberstein
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood–Sue Brown
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood –Rochelle "Shelly" Banks
The Associated Women -Janet Livingston
True Sisters, Inc. Baltimore #35 –Phyllis Udoff, in memoriam    
 


97th Convention 2013 Women of Strength Award Recipients

Adat Chaim Sisterhood Tina Asher
AMIT  –Beatrice (Bede) Schapiro
Baltimore Hebrew Cong.  Sisterhood - Phyllis G. Lederman
Beth El Sisterhood –Barbara Berkowitz
Beth Israel Sisterhood - Gloria Friedman
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood
–Charlene Schimberg
Bnai Jacob/Shaarei Zion Sisterhood - Rose Miller 
Brandeis University National Women's Committee - Eva Silversmith
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood –
Ruthanne Kaufman
Covenant Guild, Inc. –Phyllis Glassman (of blessed memory)
Dorothy Friedman Caplan Guild - Tami Fruman
Hadassah of Greater Baltimore  –Marcia Greenfield
Har Sinai Sisterhood - Elaine Friedman
Jewish Caring Network -Liz Lefkowitz
Jewish Wostevmen International –Mildred Tannenbaum
Kappa Guild, Inc.–Marianne Wolff
Levindale Auxiliary –Rochelle Bohrer
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc. –Jodie Silver
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Inc. –Eileen Caplan
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah  Sisterhood
–Sylvia Stone
National Council of Jewish Women Baltimore Section –Sheryl Reicher
Ner Tamid Sisterhood –Estelle Keilson
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary –JoAnn Nagy
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood–Linda Leffman
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood –Arlene Mazer
The Associated Women -Beverly Kalus
True Sisters, Inc. Baltimore #35 –Iris Littman      
 


96th Convention 2012 Tzedek Award Recipients

Adat Chaim Sisterhood – Linda Boteach
AMIT  –Pearl Greenbaum
Baltimore Hebrew Cong.  Sisterhood - Shirley Simon
Beth El Sisterhood – Marlene Siegel
Beth Israel Sisterhood - Judi Dickman-Narrow
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood – Ina Legum
Bnai Jacob/Shaarei Zion Sisterhood - Lea Fischer
Brandeis University National Women's Committee -
Anita Potemkin
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood – Edna Crystal
Covenant Guild, Inc. – Phyllis Gold
Dorothy Friedman Caplan Guild - Wilma Alpert
Edith Rosen Strauss, Org. - Sylvia Gamerman
Hadassah of Greater Baltimore  – Ruth B Hurwitz
Har Sinai Sisterhood - Suzy Robinson
Jewish Caring Network - Musia Bibliowicz
Jewish Women International – Jacqueline Wilen
Kappa Guild, Inc.– Rusty Heyman
Levindale Auxiliary – Barbara Hyatt
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc. – Lynn Fram
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Inc. – Norma Samson
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah  Sisterhood – Toba Falk
National Council of Jewish Women Baltimore Section – Anne London
Ner Tamid Sisterhood – Charlene Jacobson
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary – Diane Stoler
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood– Elizabeth Yarsky
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood – Bunny Kravitz
The Associated Women -Allison Magat
True Sisters, Inc. Baltimore #35 – Seema Goldbergh
 

95th Convention 2011 Women Who Inspire Award Recipients


Adat Chaim Sisterhood – Lynn Ruddie
AMIT Women –Zelda Schuman
Baltimore Hebrew Cong.  Sisterhood - Ann Veditz
Beth El Sisterhood – Betty Dahne
Beth Israel Sisterhood - Edith Meyers
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood – Phyllis Neuman
B'nai Jacob/Shaarei Zion Sisterhood - Yetta Herman
Brandeis University National Women's Committee -
Rochelle Savetman
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood – Miriam Golob
Covenant Guild, Inc. – Dale Roth Levitz
Edith Rosen Strauss, Org. - Paula Scherr
Hadassah of Greater Baltimore  – Deverah Routman
Har Sinai Sisterhood - Eilene Cohen
Jewish Caring Network - Leah Pinck
Jewish Women International – Sonia Blumberg
Kappa Guild, Inc.– Sheila Mentz
Levindale Auxiliary – Eve Vogelstein
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc. – Barbara Bernstein
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Inc. – Terry Lusk
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah  Sisterhood – Marlene Resnick
National Council of Jewish Women Baltimore Section – Debbie Shpritz
Ner Tamid Sisterhood – Dr. Suzanne Keilson Friedman
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary – Linda Haas
Temple Emanuel Women of Reform Judaism– Caryn Scher
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood – Virgina Levin
The Associated Women -Wendy M. Miller
True Sisters, Inc. Baltimore #35 – Janset Nahum

 

94th Convention 2010 Gimelut Chasadim Award Recipients

Adat Chaim Sisterhood – Janet Korba
AMIT Women –Ruth Meyers
Associated Women - Ann Neuman Libov
Baltimore Hebrew Cong.  Sisterhood - Sally Palmbaum
Beth El Sisterhood – Sara Berger
Beth Israel Sisterhood - Beth Horton
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood – Helen Gordon
B'nai Jacob/Shaarei Zion Sisterhood - Florence Brill
Brandeis University National Women's Committee - Barbara Barr
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood – Linda Levy
Covenant Guild, Inc. – Anita Goldsmith
Edith Rosen Strauss, Org. - Beverly Stappler
Hadassah of Greater Baltimore  – Donna Wolf
Har Sinai Sisterhood - Lillian Strauss
 
Jewish Caring Network - Stacey Goldenberg
Jewish Women International – Ruth Klein
Kappa Guild, Inc.– Gloria Cissell
Levindale Auxiliary – Rina Janet
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc. – Alisa Ostrow & Jody Sandler
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Inc. – Jane Davis
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah  Sisterhood – Mindy Laufer
NA'AMAT USA – Helen Gold
National Council of Jewish Women Baltimore Section – Sylvia Katzel
Ner Tamid Sisterhood – Irma Pretsfelder
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary – Deborah Baer
Temple Emanuel Women of Reform Judaism– Tina Ehrenreich
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood – Adele Cohan
True Sisters, Inc. Baltimore #35 – Donna Garfield
 

 

93rd Convention 2009 Woman of Vision Award Award Recipients

Adat Chaim Sisterhood – Cathy Litofsky
AMIT Women –Selma Mosgin
Baltimore Hebrew Cong.  Sisterhood - Carol J. Caplan
Beth El Sisterhood – Yvonne Daniel
Beth Israel Sisterhood - Zelda Zaben
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood – Roselyn Kalb
B'nai Jacob/Shaarei Zion Sisterhood Senior Group – Ruth Hoffman
Brandeis University National Women's Committee - Ruth Casper
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood – Charlee Sterling
Covenant Guild, Inc. – Elyse Caplan
Dorothy Friedman Caplan Guild, Inc. – Miriam Kahn
Edith Rosen Strauss Organization - Dorothy "Dotsey" Roth
Hadassah of Greater Baltimore  – Sheila Derman
Har Sinai Sisterhood - Joanne Goldsmith
Jewish Women International – Fay Klempner
Kappa Guild, Inc.– Jackie Klein
Levindale Auxiliary – Iris Miller
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc. – Nadene Goldman
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Inc. – Beverley Kahn
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah  Sisterhood – Naomi Proper
NA'AMAT USA – Bluma Shapiro
National Council of Jewish Women Baltimore Section – Diane Markman
Ner Tamid Sisterhood – Genny Gamson
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary – Beverly Penn
Temple Emanuel Women of Reform Judaism– Cecelia Butler
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood – Arlene Mazer
True Sisters, Inc. Baltimore #35 – Selma Klein
Women's Department Associated – Annette G. Saxon

92nd Convention 2008 Yad B' Yad  Award Recipients


Adat Chaim Sisterhood – Israella Meyerstein
AMIT Women – Robbie Pearlstein
Baltimore Hebrew Cong.  Sisterhood - Cantor Judith Kahan Rowland
Beth El Sisterhood – Sonia Obstler
Beth Israel Sisterhood - Rheta Rosen
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood – Jean Burgan
Bnai' Jacob – Ruth Glazer
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood – Beverly Levy
Covenant Guild, Inc. – Fran Gimbel
Dorothy Friedman Caplan Guild, Inc. – Reva Suffel
Hadassah, Baltimore Chapter – Shirley Blumenfeld
Har Sinai Sisterhood - Janice Babitt
Kappa Guild - Miriam Stern

Levindale Auxiliary – Chaya Lasson
 

Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc. – Rita Shemer
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Inc. – Evelyn Landau
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Sisterhood – Lillian Gerstein
NA'AMAT USA – Linda Baker
National Council of Jewish Women Baltimore Section – Nancy Tobias
Ner Tamid Sisterhood – Ruth Leibowitz
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary – Judy Mehlman
Temple Emanuel Women of Reform Judaism– Evelyn Hillman
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood – Gwyn Sirota
True Sisters, Inc. Baltimore #35 – Marian Waldman
Women's Department Associated – Anne King
91st Convention 2007 The Artful Woman Award Recipients
 
Adat Chaim Sisterhood, Joyce Clark
AMIT Women, Miriam Benjamin
Baltimore Hebrew Sisterhood, Sylvia Beser
Beth El Sisterhood, Mary Order
Beth Israel Sisterhood, Beatrice Krouss
Beth Jacob Sisterhood, Zelma Klein
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood, Donna Belsky
Bnai'Jacob Sisterhood, Marna Walter
Brandeis University Nat'l Com., Suzanne Strutt
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood, Julie Applebaum
Convenant Guild, Shirley Goodman
Dorothy Friedman Caplan, Terri Goldbloom
Hadassah, Ilene Moses
Jewish Women's Int'l,, Sandra Shannon
Kappa Guild, Thelma Levy
Levindale Auxiliary, Betsy Narrow
Mildred Mindell Cancer Found, Marian Shuman
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B, Helen Eisenstein
Moses Monefiore Anshe Emunah, Sylvia Stone
Nat'l Council of Jewish Women, Amy Slutkin
NA'AMAT USA, Arline Nitzberg
Ner Tamid Sisterhood. Marilyn Sherr
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary. Betsy Frahm
Temple Emunuel Sisterhood, Gail Jacobs
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood, Phyllis Udoff
True Sisters Inc., Ruth Denick
Women's Department of the Associated, Judy Langenthal

90th Convention 2006 Carrier of the Flame Award Recipients
 
Adat Chaim Sisterhood, Harriet Meier
AMIT Women, Sonia Diamond
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood, Helene Waranch
Beth El Sisterhood, Rae Shalowitz

Beth Israel Sisterhood, Sandra Zaben
Beth Jacob Sisterhood, Lottie Lattin
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood, Sylvia Tulkoff
B'nai Jacob/Shaarei Zion, Marna Walter
Brandeis University Nat'l Com., Marcia Snyder
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood, Marcia Scherr
Covenant Guild, Inc., Patsy Gilbert
Hadassah, Jackie Cohen
Har Sinai, Miriam Lavender
Jewish Women's International, Hope Chapter, Hilda Yankelov
Kappa Guild, Phyl Cherry
Jewish Women International, Lillie Straus Chapter, Rosalind Asch
Levindale Auxiliary, Sora Greenlinger
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Nancy Goldberg
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Myra Satisky
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Sisterhood, Dottie Finkelstein
NA'AMAT, Gilda Kahn
National Council of Jewish Women, Elayne Fedder
Ner Tamid Sisterhood, Adele Maier
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary, Caryl and Bob Odenheimer
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood, Carole  Needle
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood, CaroleWilder
True Sisters, Janice Gold
Women's Department of The Associated, Nancy B. Gertner

89th Convention 2005 Who is Wise Award Recipients
 
Adat Chaim Sisterhood, Myra Wittik
AMIT Women, Sarah Ribakow/Tikvah Chapter, Selma Mosgin
Balt. Hebrew Sisterhood, Mildred Sheff
Beth El Sisterhood, Frida Fraiman
Beth Israel Sisterhood, Tami Ehrlich-Fine
Beth Jacob Sisterhood, Clara Block
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood, Loryn Lesser
Bnai' Jacob Sisterhood, Deborah Alper
Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Florence Berdann
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood, Anne King
Convenant Guild, Inc., Bernice Kessler
Dorothy Friedman Caplan Guild, Sandy Feldman
Hadassah,  Mona Arzt
Har Sinai Sisterhood, Sara Lee Jacobson
Jewish Women's Int'l Lillie Straus Chapter, Betsy Felsenberg
Kappa Guild, Florell Epstein
Levindale Auxiliary, Maxine Cohen
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Eileen Chiat
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Ruth Sommer
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah, Sarah Solomon
Nat'l Council of Jewish Women, Diane Markman
NA'AMAT USA, Annie Schoenfeld
Ner Tamid Sisterhood, Elaine Westreich
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary, Harry Zemel
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood, Tina Ehrenreich
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood, Bunny Kravitz
True Sisters, Inc., Helen Gann
Women's Dept.of the Associated, Laura Black

88th Convention 2004 Tikkun Olam Award Recipients

Adat Chaim Sisterhood – Marilyn Goldstein
AMIT Women –  Isabel Levinson
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood - Lee Egerton
Beth El Sisterhood – Betsy Narrow
Beth Israel Sisterhood - Diana Kaufman (deceased)
Beth Jacob Sisterhood - Lottie Latin
Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood – Sheila Mentz
Bnai' Jacob Sisterhood – Bess Krivitsky
Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood – Miram Foss
Covenant Guild, Inc. – Gerrie Highto
Dorothy Friedman Caplan Guild, Inc. – Bernice Manstoff (deceased)
Hadassah, Baltimore Chapter – Lynne Lichtig
Har Sinai Sisterhood - Joanne Goldsmith
Jewish Women International, Lillie Straus Chapter – Rosanne Dunn
Kappa Guild – Eleanor Chernikoff
Levindale Auxiliary – Janine Frier
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc. – Carol Pondfield
Miriam Lodge, K.S.B., Inc. – Shirley Talles
Moses Montefiore Woodmoor Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood – Margaret Stern
NA'AMAT USA – Miriam Fromberg
National Council of Jewish Women Baltimore Section – Beryl Gottesman
Ner Tamid Sisterhood – Priscilla Demb
Sinai Hospital Auxiliary – Florence Wartow
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood – Leah Valentine
Temple Oheb Shalom Sisterhood – Arlene Mazer
True Sisters, Inc. – Shirley Fradin
Women's Department Associated – Erma Caplan

The E.B.Hirsh Lifetime Achievement Award
Created in honor of our past Federation President E.B.Hirsh

E.B.Hirsh
   E.B. Hirsh followed her own advice throughout the years. When asked what she would offer today’s youth, she replied, “Participate! Get Involved! Study! Attend Religious Services!”
And get involved, she did! E.B. served as President of The Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations of Maryland in 1963. Because she inspired not only  those who preceded her but also the many women who followed her, Federation honored her memory with the E.B. Hirsh Lifetime Achievement Award. She continued in an active role in Federation after her term in office. She created and edited "Leadership Logic," a manual for the presidents of our umbrella organizations. E.B. also was the author of Federation's "The 3'I," Invocation, Introduction, and Installation.
    E.B. made her mark on the community as well as her synagogue, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. She served on many committees and boards. In addition to Federation, she held various offices, including President of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood, and the Baltimore Guild. One of her proudest achievements was helping create Baltimore Hebrew Congregation's Pre-School.
    E.B. graduated from Goucher College with a major in early childhood education, and dedicated herself to the Jewish youth of Baltimore. She served as a religious school teacher, was involved with various youth groups, organized and directed Mt. Washington Cooperative Nursery School, and helped found the Council of Cooperative Nursery Schools. She was the author or co-author of numerous books, including a children's version of the Bible.

E.B. Hirsh Award Recipients


Debra "Debs" Weinberg (2017)
Debra Silberman Weinberg is a person who has successfully been able to serve as both a volunteer leader and a professional leader in the Jewish community. Debra is proud to be a leader in a number of organizations both locally and internationally, many reflecting the diversity of the Jewish people and her love of Israel. She has spent all of her adult life strengthening Jewish communities locally and around the world. She considers herself "a connector" and a "builder".
Professional pursuits: From 2005-2015 "Debs" served as the Executive Director of ACHARAI: The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute, a community-wide bridge-building program for incoming presidents of boards of Jewish organizations. Prior to ACHARAI, "Debs" served for ten years as the Director of The Darrell Friedman Institute for Professional Development (DFI) known formerly as the Baltimore Institute for Jewish Communal Service, which cultivated and trained professionals for work in the Jewish community.

Debra is also a certified leadership coach, a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching certificate program, with particular interest in board development for not-for-profit organizations, and leadership development for volunteers and executives.

Volunteer passions: As the incoming Chair of The Associated, Debs has worked her way up the leadership ladder, Debra served as the international Chair of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI), which explores fresh ways of thinking about Judaism and gender worldwide and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan Hillel.

She earned an M.A. in Modern Jewish History from the Baltimore Hebrew University and an M.S.W. from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work with a certificate in Jewish Communal Service from the Baltimore Institute for Jewish Communal Service (BIJCS), now separated into DFI and the Baltimore Hebrew Institute (BHI) at Towson. A lifelong learner, Debra earned a certificate in "Women, Leadership and Change" through the Johns Hopkins University and participated in the first class of the Weinberg Fellows Program: Leadership Training for Executive Directors of Non-Profit agencies in 2001.

She is happily married to Joe Weinberg, her high school sweetheart, and they have successfully raised three children, Jenna, Daniella and Ben to be "upstanders".

Rochelle "Rikki" Spector (2016)
Former City Councilwoman Spector was the dean of the Baltimore City Council, serving her seventh elected term since her appointment in June 1977.She is a member of numerous boards and commissions including the Maryland Science Center, Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI), Chimes Maryland Foundation, Park West Medical Center, Women's & Children's Advisory Board of Sinai Hospital, and University of Maryland Harambee Treatment Center Community Advisory Board. Councilwoman Spector is the City Council Representative to the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), the City Council Liaison to the Mayor's Task Force for Annapolis, and the Vice Chair of The Transportation Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo). She is a former President and current Legislative Committee member of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) and National Association of Counties (NACo).Councilwoman Spector is a graduate of Baltimore City Public Schools and attended Baltimore Hebrew University and the Returning Women program at Goucher College. She is the mother of three sons; the grandmother of three girls, four boys; the great-grandmother of one boy.


Beth Goldsmith (2015)
Beth H. Goldsmith was born in Philadelphia, raised in Baltimore, and is a cum laude graduate of Goucher College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Education. She also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Education from the Johns Hopkins University. Beth's involvement with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, began in 1978 when she joined Young Women's Leadership, and continued as she took on a series of campaign roles, from Worker Training to Super Phone Day Chair. She served as Women's Campaign Chair for the 1986 Campaign. Beth, and her late husband, Harold Goldsmith, moved to Aspen, Colorado, in 1987 where she continued her community involvement as a member of the boards of The United Jewish Appeal Aspen Valley Campaign, and the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation. She also served as Chair of the Board of The Aspen Country Day School, and as President of Les Dames d'Aspen, and the Aspen Youth Center. Returning to Baltimore in 2006, she became reengaged with The Associated through her work with the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership (CCEL), serving on its Executive Committee and Co-Chairing Chapter Two. After graduating from ACHARAI: The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute, Beth served as General Campaign Chair for The Associated's 2012 Annual Campaign. A member of The Associated's Board of Governors and Board of Directors, she now serves as Co-Chair for Israel and Overseas. She is a member of the Board of Governors of The Jewish Agency for Israel, and the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America where she serves on the Development Cabinet. She also serves on the boards of Goucher College Hillel, and Chizuk Amuno Congregation. Beth is Chair of the Board of Eastern Savings Bank and President of The Goldsmith Family Foundation.

 

Peggy K. Wolf (2014)
Peggy Kaufman Wolf is the immediate past president of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. She is currently Director of Admissions and Financial Assistance at Roland Park Country School but will step down at the end of this school year. Peggy has been a member and officer of many boards in the Jewish community as well as the wider Baltimore community, including the Baltimore Jewish Council, Baltimore City Commission on Community Relations, Central Scholarship Bureau, Hillel of Greater Baltimore, and the Baltimore Jewish Community Center.
A native Baltimorean, Peggy grew up at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. She is the daughter of the late Dr. Clementine and Judge Frank A. Kaufman and the granddaughter of the late Pauline and Rabbi Morris Lazaron. Rabbi Lazaron served as rabbi of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation from 1915 until 1946. Pauline Horkheimer Lazaron was president of The Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations of Maryland from 1927 until 1929.
Peggy graduated from The Park School and continued her education at George Washington University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and then a Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education with honors. Her entire career has been spent in the education field.
She is married to attorney Fred Wolf III and has two children and four grandchildren.

 

Ellen Lightman (2013)
  Ellen Lightman is a co-chair of the Baltimore Israel Coalition and a past president of ACHARAI: the Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute. She is a past chairperson of AIPAC's Leadership Council of Baltimore and serves on the organization's National Council. She is a vice president of the Louise and Morton Macks Center of Jewish Education. She serves on the board of the Baltimore Jewish Council and served on the board of the Shoshana S. Cardin High School.
A member of Congregation Shomrei Emunah since its early days in 1971, she co-founded its sisterhood and facilitated the synagogue's becoming a member of the Baltimore Jewish Council. She was a participant in The Associated's Young Women's Leadership Council in the 1970s.
Ellen and her husband Dr. Noah Lightman are past Chairpersons of NCSY, Atlantic Seaboard Region. One of the few women to have done so, she served on the executive committee of the Orthodox Union.
A native of Newport News, Virginia, from a young age Ellen witnessed the necessity and the reality of Jews from various parts of the Jewish community coming together for the benefit of the entire community. In 1997, she was a co-founder and creator of The Twain Shall Meet: a Program for Jewish Interaction, under the auspices of Shomrei Emunah. Its overall purpose was to foster enduring interaction and understanding among the diverse segments of the Baltimore Jewish community. It provided a forum for Jewish leaders of different backgrounds and affiliations to share experiences, values, and perspectives.
Ellen is a retired clinical social worker. She was the founder and principal of Professional Image Consultants, serving individuals as well as Fortune 500 companies. She is a graduate of Stern College for Women and received her MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. She is a graduate of Goucher College's Women in Management Program and a participant in the Yaffe Scholars of Mercaz at Beth Tfiloh.
She and Noah have a son Ezra who lives with his family in New Jersey and a daughter Tammy who lives with her family in Singapore. All six of their grandchildren have visited Israel.



Lynda A. Hurwitz (2012)
   Linda L. Hurwitz is the immediate past chair of National Women’s Philanthropy of The Jewish Federations of North America. She has served as the 2009 Campaign chair for The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, as well as their Young Women’s Leadership chair, Women’s Department Campaign chair, Major Gifts, New Gifts, and Upgrade chair. Ms. Hurwitz is a founding co-chair of the Ashkelon Partnership with Baltimore’s sister city and serves as chair of The Associated’s Commission on Israel and Overseas. Ms. Hurwitz is president of the Board of Trustees of the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community Day School. She is the recipient of all three of The Associated Young Leadership Awards as well as a graduate of The Wexner Heritage Foundation, and ACHARAI: Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute. Linda is a graduate of Duke University, Phi Beta Kappa in education, and earned a degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Administration and Supervisor of Education.
    Linda is the proud mother of three beautiful children and one son in law.  She is also married to her perfect partner, Steven.


Martha Weiman (2011)
   Martha is currently the President of the Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC). She’s been involved with the BJC for about 10 years and currently co-chairs the Council’s dialogue with the MD Muslim Council. She also serves on the board of Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel and the Israel Advocacy Executive Committee. In the past, she has chaired the BJC’s Yom HaShoah event and the Holocaust Commission.
Martha is also actively involved with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. She currently serves on the Executive committee of the Women’s Giving Foundation, and the Leadership Services and Israel and Overseas committees. She is also a past Chair of the Women’s Department Campaign. Martha has been a life-long volunteer within the Baltimore community at-large, currently serving as the Secretary of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, on the board of the Darrell Friedman Institute, as a board member of Everyman Theatre, and on the Executive committee of Governing Members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Martha has been married to her husband Stanley for 55 years, and they have three daughters and four grandchildren. Two of her daughters remain in Baltimore and all three are very involved in the Jewish community.



Myrna Cardin (2010)
   Myrna Edelman Cardin is an educator, an active community leader, and the esteemed wife of U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin. Born and raised in Baltimore City, she attended Baltimore City public schools, graduated from Towson University, and was an elementary school teacher in Baltimore County. 
    Myrna served for eight years as the Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Non-Public Special Education Facilities.  She also worked as the Director of Parent Relations at The Park School in Baltimore and served on the Board of the Dyslexia Tutoring Program.
Recognizing the importance of giving back to the community, Myrna has maintained leadership positions with numerous organizations.  She is currently a board member of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and Hillel of Greater Baltimore. She served as president of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore from 1993-1995 and was the President of the Baltimore Jewish Council from 1996-1998. In 1999-2000, she co-chaired the March of Dimes Gala, in Washington, D.C. From 1997-2002, Myrna served on the American Red Cross Advisory Committee on Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center. Additionally, Myrna was Volunteer Coordinator for the Baltimore City Life Museums and a Trustee of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation,
On Capitol Hill, Myrna has been active in the Congressional Wives for Soviet Jewry, the Democratic Spouses Forum and the Congressional Club.  Since 1997, she has been a member of the advisory board of Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness.
Myrna has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership, among them: the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s Distinguished Citizen Award, the Maryland Democratic Party’s Distinguished Leadership Award, the Hannah Moore School Award, and the Israel Bonds Golda Meir Award.
    Myrna and Ben are the proud grandparents of Madeline and Julia children of daughter Deborah Cardin and son-in-law Jonathan Willis. In her free time, Myrna enjoys hiking, reading and, most of all, spending time with her family.



Lois Rosenfield (2009)
   Lois has been Executive Director of the Baltimore Chapter, American Jewish Committee for 37 years. In addition, she has a long history of community volunteerism. Lois was instrumental in establishing a day care program and a “Parenting Center” at Towson State College (now University). She helped create “Groceries NCJW,” which provides weekly groceries to those who don’t qualify for other food assistance programs.
    As Chair of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Towson University, Lois helped to establish a permanent collection of a variety of Maryland art forms for display throughout the University. While Chair of the Salvation Army Board, she ran an eight million dollar capital campaign to expand their homeless shelter, build a new Boys and Girls Club, and improve other existing facilities. In addition to personal visits to CEO's of every major bank, insurance companies and utilities, she was instrumental in obtaining government support for these projects.
    Lois is a past president of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and National Council of Jewish Women, Baltimore Section. She chaired the Baltimore Jewish Leaders Assembly and served on the board of ACHARAI:The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute and was a Trustee of Baltimore Hebrew University.
    Lois is listed among Maryland’s Top 100 Women and Baltimore's Most Influential Women by local media. She had an audience with Pope John Paul II in the Vatican and attended the prayer service at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen when the Pope visited Baltimore in 1995.
    She is married to Mark and is the proud mother of Jimmy and Laura Rosenfield, Stuart and Vicki Rosenfield and grandmother of Emily, Will and Danny.


PROUD WINNER OF THE 2011
GOVERNOR'S SERVICE AWARDS


Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism Chair,
Maurice "Mac" Nachlas with President Lynda S. Weinstein

"Since it's formation in 1916, the group has transformed from a small group of women that realized the mutual benefits of cooperation and exchange to a group of 30 organizations that have joined forces to address major social issues.  In 2011, the Federation celebrated it 95th anniversary.  Through its membership, the Federation participates in a variety of volunteer activities including tutoring, stocking food pantries, community cleanups, clothing drives, and training sessions  The newly formed Social Action Committee informs constituent organizations of ways to integrate social action into their activities and serves as a model by participating in social action activities. From the Governor Service Award Publication 2011

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