32nd Annual Founders Celebration

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JCC Rockland

Founders Celebration

Standing Up

Sunday, May 3, 2020 • 5PM

New City Jewish Center
Old Schoolhouse Road
New City, NY

HONOREES:

JCC FOUNDERS AWARD
Evan Karzhevsky
Rabbi Justin Schwartz
RUBIN JOSEPHS COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD
Dr. Edward Fisher
“J” AWARD
Brooke Malloy

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Dr. Edward Fisher

Dr. Edward Fisher will receive the Rubin Josephs Community Leadership Award. A retired pediatric dentist, Ed has stood up for numerous nonprofits throughout Rockland County. He is past chair of United Hospice of Rockland, serves as secretary of the Montefiore Nyack Hospital Foundation board, chaired the Sunrise walk to provide free camp to children with cancer and has served on many other boards including that of JCC Rockland, the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland, the Children’s Museum, Reform Temple of Rockland and more.

Evan Karzhevsky

Evan Karzhevsky, a strong advocate for social justice, will receive the Founders Award. Evan has stood up against anti-Semitism in the community and nationally through her Facebook page, “Rockland Is One”. Additionally, Evan serves on the Jewish Federation and Foundation’s Community Relations Council and she serves on the board of Beth Am Temple.

Brooke Malloy

Brooke Malloy will receive the “J” award given to nonprofit organization leaders who make a difference. Brooke “Stands Up” for social justice through her work at the Pride Center serving the LGBTQ+ community, which recently celebrated its first year anniversary at its new home in Nyack. Additionally, Brooke can be counted on to stand against intolerance anywhere it takes place in our community.

Rabbi Justin Schwartz

Rabbi Justin Schwartz, will receive our Founders Award. Justin chairs the Rockland County illegal housing and illegal private school task force. He is an active member of the Hillcrest Fire Department as well as life member of the Spring Valley Hook and Ladder where he serves as the company’s Jewish chaplain. Additionally he provides mashgiach services at no cost to Lillian’s Café in the Rockland Jewish Community Campus.