JCA celebrates and honours community volunteers

At a special event at the JIFF film festival last Thursday (October 28), JCA announced the recipients of its 2019 Volunteer Awards for outstanding service to the local Jewish community.

JIFF Awards (from left): Alain Hasson, JCA Chief Executive Officer, George Freund, Hal Goldstein Lifetime Service Award winner for more than 60 years of volunteering (nominated by COA).

 

George Freund received the Hal Goldstein Lifetime Service Award for outstanding service to the NSW & ACT Communities. George has been a volunteer for more than 60 years and has volunteered across youth movements, synagogues, JCA and many other community organisations. Most recently he has spent the last ten years volunteering in numerous positions with COA NSW, including five years as President.

 JIFF Awards (from left): Alain Hasson, JCA Chief Executive Officer, Marika Pogany, Mensch Award winner for delivering more than 12,000 kosher Meals On Wheels over 23 years (nominated by COA).

Winner of the Mensch Award was Marika Pogany who has been volunteering for COA for the past 23 years and has personally delivered more than 12,000 Kosher Meals on Wheels to members of the community.

JIFF Awards (from left): Alain Hasson, JCA Chief Executive Officer, Liz Sharota, Shofar Award winner for outstanding service to the Jewish Community (nominated by JewishCare).

 JIFF Awards (from left): Alain Hasson, JCA Chief Executive Officer, Liz Sharota, Shofar Award winner for outstanding service to the Jewish Community (nominated by JewishCare).

The Shofar Award for outstanding service to the Jewish Community was awarded to Liz Sharota who has been actively volunteering with JewishCare for over 20 years. Liz played a fundamental role in the development of Print35 from its earliest days in Botany to the thriving enterprise it is today.