2021 Annual Meeting & Celebration

You are invited to the JFB 2021 Annual Meeting & Celebration on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 6:30pm at Firebrook Clubhouse (4740 Firebrook Blvd).

Join us as we acknowledge this year’s deserving award recipients, thank our outgoing board members, and install our new board of directors for the 2021-2022 year. We’ll enjoy a delicious meal together and the opportunity to shmooze with your Jewish Lexington friends.

Please note that we will be following CDC guidelines for COVID-19 and requesting that those who are unvaccinated continue to wear masks during our event. 

The board slate for 2021-2022 is as follows:

Executive Committee:
Angie Ornstein – President
Seth Salomon – Vice President
Justin Sadle – Treasurer
Josh Shapiro – Secretary
Fran Mandel – At-Large

Board of Directors:
Ray Archer – At-Large
Rachel Belin – Ohavay Zion Synagogue
Evalyn Block – Temple Adath Israel
Bruce Broudy – B’nai B’rith
Jane Chaput – Hadassah
Aaron Ann Cole-Funfsinn – Temple Adath Israel
Kathy Grossman – Havurah
Adam Parritz – Ohavay Zion Synagogue
Aaron Rothke – At-Large

Nancy Hoffman – Past President/Campaign Co-Chair
Ricki Rosenberg – Past President/Campaign Co-Chair

Registration is required. Please click here to register by Monday, June 14 at 11:59pm ET.

For questions, contact Mindy Haas at mindy@jewishlexington.org.

 

Congratulations to our Award Recipients!
JFB is proud to acknowledge this year’s award recipients for their incredible commitments to the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass and the central Kentucky Jewish community.

Please help us celebrate by making a contribution to JFB in their honor today!

Community members who give in honor of our award recipients will be recognized at the Annual Meeting.

JFB President’s Award
Gail Cohen

Cookie Wenneker Volunteer of the Year Award
Ken Slepyan

Young Leadership Award
Josh Shapiro

Outgoing Presidents
Nancy Hoffman & Ricki Rosenberg

JFB’s Annual Meeting

Each year at the Federation’s Annual Meeting new Board members are voted in or appointed and special awards are given to those who have made significant contributions to the Federation as volunteers. Below are lists of past award recipients.

Cookie Wenneker Volunteer of the Year Award

The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a volunteer who has distinguished him or herself in the prior year with outstanding service to the Jewish community and, in particular, to the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass. The recipient is selected by the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation.

Past Recipients

2001 Aviva Bowling and Ruth Poley
2002 Lowell Nigoff
2003 Evelyn Dantzic Geller
2004 Vinnie Dubilier
2005 Barbara Barr
2006 Angie Ornstein
2007 Patricia Shraberg
​2008 Dan Rosenberg and Dan Liebman
2009 David Feinberg
2010 Odette Kaplan
2011 Janice Newman
2012 Connie Loventhal
2013 Hanna Smith
2014 Marcia Blacker
2015 Jane Chaput
​2016 Gayle Bourne
2017 Ricki Rosenberg and Simone Salomon
2018 Lisa Satin
2019 Kathie Kroot
2020 Angie Ornstein

President’s Award

The President’s Award is given every year to a volunteer who has distinguished him or herself in long-term dedication to the Jewish community and, in particular, to the goals of the Jewish Federation. The recipient is selected by the President of the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass.

Past Recipients

2000 Ellie Goldman and Leon Cooper
2001 Sue Ezrine and Judy Levine
2002 Rabbi Uriel H.D. Smith
2003 David Wekstein
2004 Marty Barr
2005 Ruth Poley
2006 Gail and Ernie Cohen
2007 Evelyn Dantzic Geller
2008 Carole Wilson
2009 Ricki Rosenberg
2010 Michael Grossman
2011 Simone and Art Salomon
2012 Linda Ravvin
2013 Kathy Feinberg
2014 Robert Grossman
2015 Leon Cooper
2016 Hanna Smith
2017 Michael Ades
2018 Mimi Kaufman
2019 Tamara Ohayon
2020 Daniel Baker

Young Leadership Award

The Young Leadership Award is presented to a volunteer, between the ages of 25 and 45, who has distinguished him or herself through dedication to the Jewish community and, in particular, to the goals of the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass. The recipient is selected by the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation.

Past Recipients

2002 Bret Caller
2003 Lisa Miller
2004 Rachel Belin
2005 Sandy Goldberg
2006 Mimi Kaufman
2007 Judy Levey
2008 David Levine
2010 William Lucas
2011 Tamara L. Ohayon
2012 Elissa Weinstein
2013 Amy Faust Mayer
2014 Seth Salomon
2015 Joseph “Mickey” Hernandez
2016 Jenn Garlin
2017 Talia Smolkin
2018 Daniel Baker
2019 Aaron Rothke

Annual Meeting Photos

Images from past Annual Meetings