Annual Awards

 

2018 Annual Awards Luncheon

2018 Award Recipients

  Honorable Cynthia Ming-Mei Lee, Judge of the San Francisco   County Superior Court     - hannah g. solomon award

Honorable Cynthia Ming-Mei Lee, Judge of the San Francisco County Superior Court - hannah g. solomon award

  ABBY SNAY,   Chief Executive of Jewish Vocational Services -  INSPIRING LEADERSHIP AWARD

ABBY SNAY, Chief Executive of Jewish Vocational Services - INSPIRING LEADERSHIP AWARD

  PATSY GREENSTEIN, vice president of the national council of jewish women san francisco  - OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

PATSY GREENSTEIN, vice president of the national council of jewish women san francisco - OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  Dr. Gena Castro Rodriguez, Chief  of Victim services and parallel justice programs of the office of the san francisco district attorney george gascon  - Keynote speaker and 2018 Outstanding Advocate for Human Dignity and Freedom Award

Dr. Gena Castro Rodriguez, Chief  of Victim services and parallel justice programs of the office of the san francisco district attorney george gascon - Keynote speaker and 2018 Outstanding Advocate for Human Dignity and Freedom Award

 

Judge Cynthia Ming-Mei Lee, was the first Asian American woman Presiding Judge in San Francisco history. A single mother who raised two sons in San Francisco, she is committed to providing equal access to the court for all citizens and ensuring equal justice...MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abby Snay, began her career with JVS in 1975 and served as Assistant Director before becoming Executive Director of JVS in 1984. Since then she has become JVS’s Chief Executive Officer, and under her leadership, the JVS budget has increased from $300,000 to close to $13 million, the staff has grown from 15 to a team of almost 100...MORE

 

 

 

Patsy Greenstein, has been an active volunteer in non-profits since coming to the Bay Area in 1973. Over the years she has served in the following leadership positions: Board President of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) San Francisco section; President of the San Francisco Hadassah Chapter...MORE

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Gena Castro Rodriguez is a clinical psychologist and licensed marriage and family
therapist. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Sacramento State
University, a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San
Francisco... MORE

 

 

 


2017 Annual Awards Luncheon

 

 

 

June 11, 2017 | Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, San Francisco 

Dedicated to Our Members, Volunteers & Supporters

 

Keynote Speaker

Senator Leno - photo.JPG

Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, 11th Senate District, was elected to the California Senate in 2008. During his tenure in the Legislature, Senator Leno has fought for better schools and access to higher education, foster youth, a cleaner and sustainable environment, affordable health care, improved transportation and renewable energy, safer streets and equal rights for all Californians...MORE

2017 Award Recipients

  Amy RASSEN  - HANNAH G. SOLOMoN AWARD

Amy RASSEN - HANNAH G. SOLOMoN AWARD

  LYNN BUNIM  - INSPIRING LEADERSHIP AWARD

LYNN BUNIM - INSPIRING LEADERSHIP AWARD

  LINDA KURTZ  - OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

LINDA KURTZ - OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  DENA GARDI  - OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

DENA GARDI - OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Amy Rassen is a recognized leader in non-profit management with extensive experience developing and overseeing highly complex non-profit organizations.  For the past 40 years, Amy has pursued her vision of social justice...MORE

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Burrows Bunim currently serves as Director – Special Projects for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).  Following a forty-year career in government and community relations at “the phone company”, commencing with Pacific Telephone and concluding with AT&T, Lynn brought her coalition building and public policy experience to WIPP...MORE

 

 

 

Linda Kurtz is a member of NCJW SF Section since 1982 and recipient of the 2012 Hannah G. Solomon Award. Representing NCJW she specialized in issues of family safety working with Shalom Bayit and JFCS Task Force on Domestic Violence, and California Family Action... MORE

 

 

 

 

 

Dena Gardi is a SF native and lives in San Francisco with her husband, John, three children and a big, happy dog.   She is a graduate of SF State University and holds an elementary teaching credential.  She taught briefly, then, entered the corporate world... MORE

 

 

 

 

 


2016 Annual Awards Luncheon

 

May 15, 2016 | Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, San Francisco

Dedicated to Our Members, Volunteers & Supporters

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker

Aaron Peskin, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 3.

 

 

 

2016 Award Recipients

  Sylvia Yee  - Hannah G. Solomon Award

Sylvia Yee - Hannah G. Solomon Award

Sylvia Yee is Vice President of programs at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, which works to advance rights and create opportunities so that all people can live with dignity… MORE





 

  JaMel Perkins  - Outstanding Advocate for Human Dignity & Freedom Award

JaMel Perkins - Outstanding Advocate for Human Dignity & Freedom Award

 

 

JaMel Perkins has been a community volunteer and activist for the past 40 years. Her arias of interest are education, women and children's empowerment and human rights. For the past 25 years since moving to California, she has been directly involved with the issue of domestic violence with the past four years focusing on human trafficking…MORE

  Robin Brasso  - Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award

Robin Brasso - Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Brasso. An experienced educator and advocate for equality in education, Robin dedicated 37 years of teaching at three inner city middle schools. In addition to her impressive career in education, she is being recognized for her extraordinary community service…MORE


2015 Awards Luncheon, Board Installation & Annual Meeting

May 31, 2015 | Presidio Golf Club

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2015 Awards Luncheon last Sunday! We honored our award recipients for their outstanding achievements and celebrated our 115 years of compassionate and courageous community service! 

The Presidio Golf Club was packed with over 100 guests, among them were leaders of our partnering community-based organizations, city agency representatives, community advocates, and local legislators. Congressman Michael Honda and Supervisor Jane Kim sent congratulatory letters on the occasion of our celebration. Senator Mark Leno honored our award recipients with special certificates of recognition. 

Rabbi Doug Kahn's highly inspirational and uplifting Keynote address was momentous! You can see it attached HERE.

To top off our event we presented our guests with  a copy of the brilliant NCJW-SF 115-year history book authored by Victoria Cooper.

We congratulate our officers and directors on their installation and look forward to a very successful term of our newly elected Board.

Thank you to all of our fantastic sponsors and everyone in attendance!


2014 Luncheon Awards and Annual Meeting

Sunday, June 15, 2014 | Presidio Golf Club

Local legislators, city and consular officials, community activists, and NCJW friends attended our annual membership meeting to honor the NCJWSF 2014 Award Recipients:

  • Senator Mark Leno -  Hannah G. Solomon Award
  • Jerilyn Gelt - Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award
  • Theresa Sparks - Outstanding Advocate for Human Rights Award

Supervisor Scott Weiner presented the awards and delivered a key speech. Congratulatory addresses were made by Rabbi Doug Kahn, JCRC’s Executive Director; Becky Buckwald, New Israel Fund’s Executive Director; Linda Janourova-Tang, Vice Consul General of the Czech Republic; Nancy Goldberg, JFCS’s Board Member and SFCAHT Co-Chair; and Randi Fields, Director of Bay Area Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Guests were entertained by live classical music. 


2013 Annual Awards Luncheon and Installation of Officers and Directors

June 30, 2013 | Presidio Golf Club

Featured Speaker: Dr. Andy David - Consul General of Israel

Award Recipients: 

  • Nancy Goldberg - Hannah G. Solomon Award for extraordinary community involvement and action
  • Emma Mayerson - Outstanding Advocate for Social Change Award
  • Emily Murase, Ph.D. - Outstanding Advocate for Women's Rights
  • Sue Warburg - Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award

2012 Annual Awards Luncheon

June10, 2012 | Presidio Golf Club, San Francisco

Hannah G. Solomon Award presented to Linda Kurtz for extraordinary dedication and leadership

Five outstanding women awarded:

  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier for her work in reproductive rights
  • Sharmin Bock for her work in anti-trafficking
  • Naomi Tucker, Shalom Bayit, for her work in family safety
  • Kim-Shree Maufas, SF School Board for her work in girls in education
  • Ruth Morgan for her work in restorative justice

2011 Annual Awards Luncheon and Installation of Officers and Directors