Community Awards - Jewish Federation

Creating a more vibrant, thriving community is the vision we are pursuing at the Federation, thanks to your generous support. Community building is a collaborative effort that succeeds when there is an unwavering commitment to the whole. Where there are strong leaders and advocates, a community can flourish. We believe that it is vital to honor the people who are helping to build a strong Jewish community. That is why each year we honor a select group of individuals through our community awards, including:

Jack J. & Charlotte Spitzer Young Leadership Award, honoring up-and-coming community leaders who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to service in the Jewish community. 

Pamela Waechter z”l Jewish Communal Professional Award, honoring a professional in a Jewish organization who embodies the qualities of leadership and service Pamela Waechter z”l brought to Jewish Puget Sound.

Dr. Charles & Lillian Kaplan Board Chair’s Award for Outstanding Service, recognizing extraordinary commitment and impact to the Jewish community.

Each year, we recognize our award recipients at our Annual Meeting. We are pleased to announce our 2018 Community Awards recipients. Each was honored at our 2018 Annual Meeting, held June 21.

Spitzer Award Pamela Waechter z”l Award Kaplan Award
Alyssa Bobman Pamela Lavitt Lisa Brashem
Nathan Wasserman

From time to time, we honor leaders who have rendered exemplary service to the Jewish community, including:

Tikkun Olam Award for Public Service, honoring public servants for distinguished service to Jewish Puget Sound.

Althea Stroum Woman of Distinction Award, recognizing outstanding dedication and service to the Jewish community.

View past award winners here.



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In Ignition and Small Agency Sustainability grants awarded in 2018 through the Special Initiatives Fund.