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Agency Volunteers Honored for Excellence

Published in the UJA Federation of New York

Twenty-five volunteers from UJA-Federation of New York’s network of agencies were nominated by their organizations as 2010 Volunteers of Excellence and honored as part of National Volunteer Recognition Week.

“Volunteerism is a vital aspect of the Jewish community and its continued growth,” said Louise B. Greilsheimer, UJA-Federation’s senior vice president of Agency and External Relations. “Each volunteer, who is truly excellent in his or her own right, is also representative of the thousands of agency volunteers engaged throughout the network.”

Read more about National Volunteer Recognition Week.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Dottie Angerman, Westchester Jewish Community Services
  • Shifra Apter, Jewish Community Council of Washington Heights-Inwood
  • Eileen Cabasso, Sephardic Community CenterLaurie Cagnassola, Met Council on Jewish Poverty
  • Laurie Cagnassola, Met Council on Jewish Poverty
  • Martha Carbajal, Jewish Home LifecareAnna Chernyak, Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach
  • Anna Chernyah, Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach
  • Gerald Cohen, Hebrew Educational Society
  • Jim Cohen, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
  • Anita Epstein, YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
  • Ruchi Glattstein, Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush
  • Shirley Gold, Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
  • Avi Greenberger, Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College
  • Pearl Grumet, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
  • Angela Krips, Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
  • Alla Leventul, Kings Bay YM-YWHA
  • Paul Levy, New York Legal Assistance Group
  • Ellen Maher, Jewish Association for Services for the Aged
  • Nancy Mattis, F•E•G•S Health and Human Services System
  • Andrea Moskowitz, Bronx Jewish Community Council
  • Susan Perel, Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
  • Lotte Retig, DOROT
  • Stephanie Spiegel, Jewish Child Care Association of New York
  • Leonora Wallace, Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Jane Wohlgemuth, Jewish Community Center of the Greater Five Towns
  • Herbert Zolty, The Educational Alliance

Information on the work of each Volunteer of Excellence can be found in a booklet published by UJA-Federation. The volunteers were honored at an April 21 program where they were given certificates.

UJA-Federation invited each of the more than 100 agencies in its network to nominate a volunteer to be honored, based on criteria such as time volunteered and the breadth of involvement. Those agencies that have not responded can contact  Alaine Waldshan, director of Volunteer Services for UJA-Federation, for more information on the annual program.