Jewish Nevada, a non-profit organization that serves as the representative organization for the more than 70,000 Jews in Nevada, hosted its Annual Meeting on Jan. 17 to announce new board members and honor outstanding Jewish leaders throughout Nevada.
Governor Joe Lombardo was in attendance to give remarks, expressing support to the Jewish community and addressing concerns of growing antisemitism throughout the state.
Among the award recipients was Sydney Murdock, who was recognized with the Young Leadership Award, sponsored by the David L. Simon Foundation, which recognizes a young professional who has demonstrated commitment to the Jewish community through involvement, leadership, and personal achievements.
Jewish Nevada also recognized three local community members: Jewish Community Center (JCC) Program Director Neil Popish was awarded the Jewish Communal Professional of the Year Award, which is presented to an outstanding community professional; Judy Schumer was named the Mensch Volunteer of the Year for being an outstanding volunteer for Jewish Nevada, specifically through her work on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Education Related to the Holocaust; and Sharon Beeman received the Jewish Educator of the Year Award for being an outstanding Hebrew teacher at Shenker Academy.
Also on the program, Jewish Nevada, together with Rosov Consultin, shared preliminary results of the Nevada community study. Conducted in partnership with UNLV, Jewish Nevada embarked on a community study over the last 18 months, the first one conducted since 2005. The study will help to uncover the demographic makeup of Nevada’s statewide Jewish community as well as to highlight specific needs in the community.
At Jewish Nevada’s Annual Meeting, the nonprofit announced Hannah Alterwitz, Justice Michael Cherry, Susan Nissenbaum, Ilana Shapiro, Scott Stolberg and Elimelech Tennenbaum joined the board.
“Our annual meeting is a time for us to not only say ‘thank you’ to our amazing community members and celebrate their efforts over the past year, but to also look forward to what new, exciting initiatives we have on the horizon with our newly appointed board members,” said Jewish Nevada President and CEO Stefanie Tuzman. “We have a tremendous, supportive community here in Nevada, and we encourage others to learn more about our efforts statewide.”
For more information, contact Jewish Nevada at 702-732-0556 or email email@example.com.
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