We are privileged to recognize outstanding members in our community. Their contributions are worth noting.
Board Chair's Award is given for outstanding leadership on the Board of Directors and in our community.
2012 – Corey Salka
2011 – Robin Boehler
2010 – Andrew Cohen
2009 – Iantha Sidell
2008 – David Ellenhorn
2007 – Ronald Leibsohn
2006 – Robert B. Spitzer
Pamela Waechter Jewish Communal Professional Award recognizes professionals working at a Jewish communal institution in the greater Seattle community for significant and/or ongoing contributions to the general good of the Seattle Jewish community.
2012 – Marcie Wirth
2011 – Amee Huppin Sherer and Ilana Cone Kennedy
2010 – Rivy Poupko Kletenik – Seattle Hebrew Academy
2009 – Amy Wasser-Simpson – Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
2008 – Tziviah Goldberg – Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder
2007 – Donald Armstrong – Jewish Family Service
Spitzer Young Leader Award is given to young individuals who demonstrate leadership and vision for the community.
2012 – Zane Brown, Jr. and Kim Fisher
2011 – Dan Lowen and Elizabeth Siegal
2010 – Alexa Huggins and Jack Almo
2009 – Aaron Kiviat and Aric Bomsztyk
2008 – Tammy Federman
2007 – Shelley Bensussen and Suzi LeVine
2006 – Albert Israel and Tana Senn
Tikkun Olam Legislative Tribute honors legislators who embody the essence of tikkun olam and seek to "repair the world" through their work in Olympia or Washington, DC.
2011 – Senator Ed Murray
2009 – Representative Jamie Pedersen and Senator Joe McDermott
2008 – Representative Eric Pettigrew
2007 – Secretary of State Sam Reed
Grinspoon-Steinhart Award is a national award given to recognize educators who make a lasting effect on Jewish education in their local communities.
2012 – Shoshana Stombaugh (SJCS)
2010 – Sonya Basseri (SHA)
2009 – Gail Ben Meir (JDS)
2008 – Janine Rosenbaum (SHA)
2007 – Rita Zohav (JDS) and Kaden Oppenheimer (SHA)
2006 – Rabbi Menachem Goldberg (SHA)
2005 – Rabbi Tuvya Peromsik and Elizabeth Saul (JDS)
2004 – Beth Fine and Sharon R. Morrison (JDS)
Excellence in Jewish Teaching Award honors complementary school teachers who by and large cannot qualify for the Grinspoon-Steinhardt award.
2008 – Sandy Cobel, Temple De Hirsch Sinai
2007 – Karen Zeno, Temple Beth Am