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JFS 2nd Annual Mensches and Mimosas with Benita Zahn and Mimosas

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Jewish Family Services is excited to host the 2nd Annual Mensches & Mimosas communitywide celebration of mensches —the most dedicated volunteers and unsung heroes of our partner organizations who selflessly give their time, passions, and hard work to the community. Twenty-two mensches from 20 Capital Region organizations will be honored at a virtual event on Sunday, May 23 at 11 a.m. Herman M. Ungerman, of Ungerman Electric, will be receiving the Anschel Weiss Community Builders Award. The event will be emceed by Benita Zahn, award-winning cohost for the 4 p.m. newscast on WNYT.

JFS has a long history of meeting the needs of our community. This year, the pandemic’s impact challenged us to significantly expand our essential and social services. Like the Mensches we are honoring, JFS is passionate and committed to leading and responding. To become a sponsor, join the Honorary Committee, or contribute to the vital services of JFS, please visit jfsneny.org, call (518) 482-8856, email us at [email protected]. Information on how to participate virtually will be posted on the JFS website.

Below is the list of Honorable Menschen:

Steven Adler, Temple Beth El of Glens Falls

Helene Ainspan, Ohav Shalom of Albany

Nancy D. Bell, Temple Israel of Albany

Stephen Caruso, Maimonides Hebrew Day School

Joseph Bierman, Congregation Beth Emeth of Albany

Evy & Larry Farbstein, Congregation Beth Abraham Jacob

Victor Friedman (z”l), Congregation Gates of Heaven of Schenectady

Judy Gaies Kahn, Shalom Food Pantry

Bruce Ginsburg, Daughters of Sarah Jewish Foundation

Billy Golderman, Albany JCC

Gail Kendall, Hebrew Academy of the Capital District

Arthur Kline, JFS Project 5

Therese Lowenthal, Temple Sinai of Saratoga Springs

Ben & Becky Marvin, B’Nai Sholom Reform Congregation of Albany

Flo Miller, Congregation Beth Sholom of Clifton Park

Christine Parisi, Congregation Agudat Achim of Schenectady

Rona J. & Louis-Jack Posner, The Jewish Federation

Ilene Sykes, UAlbany Hillel

Melvin (Marty) Wigler, Colonie Chabad

Jessica Yankulin, Bethlehem Chabad

Gordon N. Zuckerman, Schenectady JCC


May 23
11:00 am - 12:30 pm





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