Hear from 2023 JELF Award Recipients, Jeff Alperin (Garber Family Honor Roll Award), Greg Gaylis and Andy Gross (Steve and Eydie Koonin Family Service Award) and their inspiring stories as JELF leaders and activists!
In 2021, JELF was proud to honor Richard Jacobson with JELF’s Steve and Eydie Koonin Family Service Award, which is presented to a member of the JELF Board who has shown exemplary commitment and leadership over the past 5 years. Mazel Tov, Richard!
In 2019, JELF awarded Joanne Birnbrey and Nancy Galanti with the Steve and Eydie Koonin Family Service Award. Originally from White Plains, NY, Nancy attended the University of Florida where she met her husband, Ronnie, a native Atlantan. She and her husband are business partners and parents of two grown children. In addition to her […]
In 2020, JELF awarded Phil Krieger with the Steve and Eydie Koonin Service Award based on his leadership to JELF over a four-year period. During that time, Phil has served as an integral part of JELF’s finance team, including as the organization’s Treasurer, bringing new a fresh outlook to JELF’s financial model.
In 2020, Stan Lowenstein received JELF’s esteemed Garber Family Honor Roll Award, awarded to only those who have been deeply involved with JELF for many years, served at least one Executive board term and have made a significant contribution to JELF, serving in varying leadership roles. All of this criteria and more exemplifies Stan Lowenstein […]
In 2020 JELF awarded Emily Sauerteig with the Steve and Eydie Koonin Service Award, celebrating her leadership over a five-year period with the organization. During this time, Emily has served on numerous committees, including Co-Chairing JELF’s Loan Program and Loan Reviews for three consecutive years.
Since 2013, Eydie Koonin has been involved in JELF, first joining the Board of Directors in 2015. Since that time, Eydie has served as Co-Chair of JELF’s Loan Program & Loan Review and has become a member of the Executive Board. Hear from Eydie & Steve Koonin in their own words about why JELF matters […]
Hear Drs. Stephen and Marianne Garber discuss their family’s history with JELF beginning with Stephen’s father Al Garber who lived in the Hebrew Orphans’ Home along with his two sisters. Fast forward 50 years and Marianne and Stephen, together, have done so much to help facilitate JELF’s growth into the future…and beyond!
JELF Board Member Heidi Geller was awarded the recipient of the 2017 JELF Family Service Award, presented to individuals who have been involved in the organization for 5 years or less, during which time they have made significant impact.