JFB's Annual Meeting

Each year at the Federation's Annual Meeting new Board members are voted in or appointed and special awards are given to those who have made significant contributions to the Federation as volunteers. Below are lists of past award recipients.

Cookie Wenneker Volunteer of the Year Award

The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a volunteer who has distinguished him or herself in the prior year with outstanding service to the Jewish community and, in particular, to the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass. The recipient is selected by the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation.

President's Award

The President's Award is given every year to a volunteer who has distinguished him or herself in long-term dedication to the Jewish community and, in particular, to the goals of the Jewish Federation. The recipient is selected by the President of the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass.

Young Leadership Award

The Young Leadership Award is presented to a volunteer, between the ages of 25 and 45, who has distinguished him or herself through dedication to the Jewish community and, in particular, to the goals of the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass. The recipient is selected by the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation.

Past Recipients

2001   Aviva Bowling and Ruth Poley

2002   Lowell Nigoff

2003   Evelyn Dantzic Geller

2004   Vinnie Dubilier

2005   Barbara Barr

2006   Angie Ornstein

2007   Patricia Shraberg

​2008   Dan Rosenberg and Dan Liebman

2009   David Feinberg

2010   Odette Kaplan

2011   Janice Newman

2012   Connie Loventhal

2013   Hanna Smith

2014   Marcia Blacker

2015   Jane Chaput

​2016   Gayle Bourne

2017   Ricki Rosenberg and Simone Salomon

2018   Lisa Satin

Past Recipients

2000   Ellie Goldman and Leon Cooper

2001   Sue Ezrine and Judy Levine

2002   Rabbi Uriel H.D. Smith

2003   David Wekstein

2004   Marty Barr

2005   Ruth Poley

2006   Gail and Ernie Cohen

2007   Evelyn Dantzic Geller

2008   Carole Wilson

2009   Ricki Rosenberg

2010   Michael Grossman

2011   Simone and Art Salomon

2012   Linda Ravvin

2013   Kathy Feinberg

2014   Robert Grossman

2015   Leon Cooper

2016   Hanna Smith

2017   Michael Ades

2018   Mimi Kaufman

Past Recipients

2002   Bret Caller

2003   Lisa Miller

2004   Rachel Belin

2005   Sandy Goldberg

2006   Mimi Kaufman

2007   Judy Levey

2008   David Levine

2010   William Lucas

2011   Tamara L. Ohayon

2012   Elissa Weinstein

2013   Amy Faust Mayer

2014   Seth Salomon

2015   Joseph "Mickey" Hernandez

2016   Jenn Garlin

2017   Talia Smolkin

2018   Daniel Baker