Semifinalists Announced in Second Annual Jewish Community Heroes Campaign


jewish-community-heroesThe results in the Second Annual Jewish Community Heroes Campaign were overwhelming. Over 300,000 votes for more than 200 nominees were received. The votes decided the 20 semifinalists and now it’s up to a panel of judges to select the 5 finalists – all of whom receive a Heroes grant. The judges will evaluate the semifinalists based on their efforts to strengthen the Jewish community and uphold the ideals of tikkun olam – repairing the world.

The 2010 Jewish Community Hero of the Year will be announced at the JFNA General Assembly in New Orleans from November 7-9.

The 2010 Jewish Community Heroes campaign semifinalists are:

1.Mordechai Tokarsky

2.Jay Feinberg

3.Lori Palatnik

4.Rabbi Celso Cukierkorn

5.Stephen Kutner

6.Dmitriy Salita

7.Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel

8.Margie Klein

9.Jodi Samuels

10.Zvi Gluck

11.Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

12.Yisroel Bernath

13.Rabbi Dovid Goldstein

14.Ira Bleiweiss

15.Rivkee Rudolph

16.Laura Baum

17.Vicki Polin

18.Ed Case

19.Fred Taub

20.Daniel Aldrich

{Noam Newscenter}