The Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts and the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Western Massachusetts was held Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Chez Josef in Agawam. Besides the installation of the new Federation Board, attendees had the opportunity to honor all Federation donors who have made a Legacy commitment to Federation. The evening also honored all of the Create a Jewish Legacy Donors from the last three years from across all of Western Massachusetts, with some participants sharing their legacy stories.
The Federation honored outgoing Federation/Foundation Leadership, including Ed Greenbaum, the outgoing Federation President, and Betsy Gaberman, outgoing JEF Chair.
The evening also saw the bestowing of the annual Unsung Hero Awards to Susan Polansky for Extraordinary Volunteer Service to the Community, and Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz and Bil Zarch, who shared the Exemplary Jewish Community Leadership award.