Community Gathers for Shalom Austin 2018 Annual Meeting

Community Gathers for Shalom Austin 2018 Annual Meeting

2 ECP staff members celebrate with David Schaffer (center), recipient of the Staff Exemplar Award

By Wendy Goodman

Shalom Austin hosted its 2018 annual meeting October 16. The evening began with a pre-reception cocktail party celebrating the new Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Jewish Culture and Education, and new Shalom Austin Chief Learning and Engagement Officer Rachel Stern.

The annual meeting followed, with more than 100 community members in attendance. Dan Kraus, immediate past chair, gave opening remarks and passed the torch to new board chair, Abby Rapoport.

Tracy Solomon and Michael Rotman, co-founders of Hebrew Free Loan of Austin, were honored with the Community Service Award and David Schaffer, ECP assistant teacher, with the Staff Exemplar Award.

Rabbi David Saperstein, director emeritus of Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, senior advisor to the URJ for policy and strategy, and former U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, presented powerful insights on Judaism and the Reform movement. ■

2018-2019 Shalom Austin Board

OFFICERS
Abby Rapoport, Chair
Rick Rosenberg, Treasurer/Secretary
Dan Kraus, Immediate Past Chair

VICE CHAIRS
Brian Deitch
David Goldstein
Jill May
Wade Monroe
Lisa Shapiro
Keith Zimmerman
Nancy Zimmerman

AT-LARGE DIRECTORS
Arthur Altman
Martin Berson
Seth Halpern
Carolyn Haney
Adam Kruger
Phil Loewy
Courtney Manuel
Seth Meyers
Lauren Patten
Alex Robinson
Rob Rubenstein
Kim Schocket
Lily Smullen
Eric Stein
Julie Waltzer
Monica Yaniv

EX-OFFICIO DIRECTORS
Karen Cohen
Hannah Lapin
Linda Millstone
Rabbi Gail Swedroe

SHALOM AUSTIN EXECUTIVES
Rabbi Daniel Septimus, Chief Executive Officer
Corey M. Schwartz, Chief Operating Officer
Laurence Statman, Chief Financial Officer
Rachel Stern, Chief Learning and Engagement Officer
Gil Levy, Chief Social Services Officer
Daniel J. Cox Malyszka, Chief Human Resources Officer

THANK YOU TO OUR OUTGOING DIRECTORS
Joan Swartz
Sandy Dochen
Barak Epstein
Billy Osherow
Iser Cukierman
Mae Levitan
Michelle Lynn-Sachs
Margo Smith
Ian Spechler
Rabbi Sam Rose (clergy ex-officio)
Stephanie Yamin (YAD ex-officio)

Lawrence Maze Honored for Years of Support to Jewish Family Service

Lawrence Maze Honored for Years of Support to Jewish Family Service

Women's Philanthropy Recognizes Lions of Judah and Pomegranate Society with Fall Kickoff Events

Women's Philanthropy Recognizes Lions of Judah and Pomegranate Society with Fall Kickoff Events