JCSA to Honor Four Communal Professionals

The Jewish Communal Service Association of North America will honor a veteran leader and three young professionals all of whom have distinguished themselves through exemplary service in their agencies and communities:

Marsha F. Hurwitz, the newly-appointed COO of the San Francisco Jewish Federation and Endowment Fund, will be honored with the Mandelkorn Distinguished Service Award that annually recognizes significant and sustained contributions to Jewish community organization practice.

The JCSA Young Professional Award, presented to Mindy Eklove and Daniel Septimus, recognizes the exemplary service to their agencies and communities by talented individuals, nominated by their colleagues, who are dedicated to professional careers in the Jewish community. Mindy is Director of Coast to Coast Israel and Overseas partnership program of the Jewish Federation of Canada UIA. Daniel is CEO of MyJewishLearning, Inc.

The Norman Edell Scholarship, given this year to Meredith Grabek, sends a young professional from a small or intermediate federation or national agency to the General Assembly, giving her national exposure to Jewish leaders, colleagues and best practices, and motivation to continue a career in Jewish community work. Meredith is the Campaign and Outreach Associate for the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans,

The award ceremony will take place during the upcoming GA.