The 2019 AGM was an evening of information and celebration of all we have accomplished together as a community over the last year. Rabbi Philip Gibbs, CEO Tanja Demajo, Board President Bill Kaplan, and Treasurer Michael Kaplen provided leadership & vision as we prepare for 2020.  

A big thank you to our guest speaker BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie for a humorous, practical, and optimistic talk about meeting the needs of seniors today and tomorrow in B.C.  

It was a joy to give gifts of appreciation to staff who have worked with JFS for five years or more. And we were thrilled to recognize some outstanding individuals who made important contributions to JFS’ work throughout the year:

  • The Naomi Gropper Steiner (z’l) Award went to Stephen Glanzberg
  • The Paula Lenga (z’l) Award was given to Dan Osipov
  • The 2019 Community Partner Award went to Eppy Rappaport of Omnitsky Kosher
  • And the Richard Fruchter Staff Recognition Award went to Elaine Perzow 

Thank you to all of our members, supporters, and clients. We look forward to celebrating new connections and achievements over the next year!