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Annual Meeting of Jewish Federation/Endowment Foundation of Western Mass. held Sept. 15

Ruth Weiss was appointed Honorary Lifetime Member of the Jewish Endowment Board.

Ruth Weiss was appointed Honorary Lifetime Member of the Jewish Endowment Board.

AGAWAM – The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts and the Jewish Endowment Foundation held their annual meeting on Monday, Sept. 15 at Chez Josef in Agawam.
Keynote speaker Yehuda Kurtzer.

Keynote speaker Yehuda Kurtzer.

This year’s keynote speaker, Yehuda Kurtzer, discussed “Community and Consensus in a Time of Crisis.”
Honoree Ruth Weiss was appointed Honorary Lifetime Member of the Jewish Endowment Foundation Board.
Sue Kline presented Dr. Steve Levine of Sons of Zion the grand prize for Create a Jewish Legacy accomplishments in 2014 on behalf of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Sue Kline presented Dr. Steve Levine of Sons of Zion the grand prize for Create a Jewish Legacy accomplishments in 2014 on behalf of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

During the evening, Yana Powers of Longmeadow, an active member of our local Jewish community who emigrated from Azerbaijan with the help and support of Federation, shared her personal story, putting a personal face on how our overseas allocations (made possible thanks to the generous support of our Annual Campaign donors) impact the lives of Jews both abroad and at home.

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