Annual Meeting Honors These Community Leaders
In addition to presenting Federation’s Lifetime of Achievement Award to Harry Maziar at our 2019 Annual Meeting, we’re very proud to honor these diverse community leaders who make so many Jewish possibilities happen in Atlanta. These amazing grassroots volunteers and professionals have been nominated by their peers for the work they do. Meet the 2019 community award winners and hear their full stories by joining us at the Annual Meeting on June 5 at 7 pm:
Jessica Sacks – Abe Schwartz Young Leadership Award
Presented to an outstanding individual under the age of 40 who demonstrates a considerable level of involvement in our Jewish community and significant leadership potential. Jessica chairs Federation’s Under 40 committee, is a member of National Young Leadership Cabinet and is on the professional staff at Atlanta Jewish Academy.
David Fisher – Gerald H. Cohen Community Development Award
Presented to an outstanding individual who is not a native of Atlanta and has lived in the community less than seven years. The award recognizes exemplary levels of community engagement for newer members of the community. David will be chairing Federation’s upcoming Men’s Mission to Israel, is a past National Young Leadership Cabinet chair, and will be joining the Federation Board of Trustees in June.
Maya Selber – Jewish Kids Groups: Marilyn Shubin Professional Staff Development Award
Presented to an outstanding Jewish communal professional with an expressed passion for creating a strong Jewish community and the ability to motivate and inspire others. As Chief Operating Officer of Jewish Kids Groups, Maya has led the growth of the organization and brought strong new technologies and practices to daily management.
Sharon Spiegelman – One Good Deed (program of JF&CS): Max & Mary London People Power Award Presented to a volunteer who has made a significant difference in the quality of Jewish life in Atlanta by their personal commitment as a hands-on direct service volunteer. Sharon Spiegelman is the manager of One Good Deed Atlanta, a program that matches community volunteers to bring joy and companionship to older adults in our community.
Rachel Alterman Wallack – VOX Teen Communications: Tikkun Olam/ Community Impact Award Awarded to a Jewish member of the community who has played a significant role in improving the world and has done innovative work at a nonprofit not directly associated with the Jewish community. Rachel Wallack is Founder and Mission Director of VOX Teen Communications, a nonprofit that brings teens together across lines of race, culture, and identity to create lasting friendships.