RSVP Today for the 2013 Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting will be a celebration of the accomplishments of the many JCC volunteers and Board members who have given so much of their time and energy on behalf of the Jewish community over the past year. The 2013 JCC Annual Meeting will be an evening honoring the strong JCC Board leadership and the commitment of JCC volunteers, and will take place at the JCC at 6:30 p.m. the evening of Tuesday, May 28.

Guests can look forward to a different format for the Annual Meeting. This year’s event will be enhanced by its new MCs, the team of Michael and Shana Levin. Dinner will accompany the awards night, for a Jewish Community Center version of the Golden Globe awards.                 

“The JCC Annual Meeting is a time to honor and highlight those who have given back to the JCC,” said Shana Levin, who, as a JCC Board member, has given back so much already. She continues the family tradition that began with her father, former JCC Board President Michael Canter. “Hosting this is our opportunity to give back to the JCC. We have never done anything like this together and we thought it would be fun to host as MCs together,” Levin added.

This year’s Annual Meeting awards ceremony will include the exchange of Board Presidents, with current JCC Board president Joe Sniderman passing the torch to incoming president, Lisa Newmark. The Board’s newest slate of members will be inducted, and departing members will be honored during the dinner celebration. The Annual Meeting will also be a time to acknowledge and reward the accomplishments of Jewish high school seniors who have made significant achievements academically and through their participation in athletics, with the presentation of the JCC Erkis/Berliner Jewish Scholar Athlete Award.

The Rabbi Nathan and Sylvia Gaynor Jewish Cultural Award will recognize excellence in Jewish programming, and the Helen Nutis Volunteer of the Year Mitzvah Award will recognize the dedication of an outstanding JCC volunteer. The JCC teacher who exemplifies the high teaching standards that the JCC preschool is known for will be awarded the Shehechyanu Teacher of the Year Award.

To RSVP for this free event that includes a light dinner, please contact Valerie Lofton at vlofton@columbusjcc.org or by calling (614) 231-2731.


This year’s annual meeting is graciously hosted by Michael and Shana Levin.