2016 AJFCA KOVOD AWARDS
The Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies is pleased to sponsor the 2016 Kovod Awards competition for the following categories:
- Agency Video
- Replicable Programming in the area of:
- Disabilities Services
- Behavioral Health Services
- Holocaust Survivor Support Services
Winners will be recognized at the 2016 Annual Conference and mentioned in the conference mobile app. An agency representative must be present at the conference.
1st Place - A2 Revenue Category ($10 mill +): Jewish Community Services of South Florida VIDEO
2nd Place - A2 Revenue Category: Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland, OH VIDEO
1st Place - A1 Revenue Category ($2.5-10 million): Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, MA VIDEO
1st Place - B Revenue Category: Jewish Family Service of the Desert, CA
Honorable Mention: HIAS VIDEO
Honorable Mention: Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles VIDEO
Replicable Programming- Disabilities Services
1st Place - A Revenue Category: Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh, PA, Program: EmployAble
1st Place B - Revenue Category: Jewish Family & Child Service Portland, OR, Program: Partners for Independence
Replicable Programming- Behavioral Health Services
1st Place: Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service, W Palm Beach, FL, Program: Relationships & Decisions Teen Trainer Dating Abuse and Bully Prevention
2nd Place: Jewish Community Services Baltimore, MD, Program: The Illusionists Film Tour
Honorable Mention: Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, CA, Program: BOOST Program - Older Adult Mental Health Services
Replicable Programming- Holocaust Survivor Services
1st Place: Jewish Family Service Calgar, Program: Homecare Program
Kovod Award Guidelines
2016 JOSEPH S. KAPLAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Joseph S. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship will provide a stipend to send one lay leader or one professional from one D or E sized member agency (Agency Operating Revenue under $500,000) to the 2016 AJFCA Annual Conference.
Joe made significant contributions to the Jewish Family service movement as board chair of his agency in New York and as a board member and officer of AJFCA. Joe loved the energy and opportunities present at the annual conference and he was particularly concerned about including as many of our member communities as possible. The Conference mobile app will include a brief biography and photo of the honoree. The honoree will receive a beautiful award.
Winner: Limor Schwartz, Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Service
2016 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
The Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies wishes to honor member agency CEO's/ED's who have worked for more than 20 years in the Jewish Communal Service field with a Distinguished Service Award at this year's Annual Conference in San Diego. The Conference mobile app will include brief biographies and photos of the honorees and honorees will receive a beautiful award. Honorees must attend the conference to receive the award.
2016 LEADERSHIP AWARD
The deadline for submissions is February 12, 2016.
The AJFCA Leadership Award was created to publicize the efforts of individuals who work tirelessly for their local agencies. Honorees may be CEO's/ED's, professionals or volunteers. The Conference mobile app will include brief biographies and photos of the honorees and honorees will receive a beautiful award.Honorees must attend the conference to receive the award.
- Matthew A. Keller, MD, At-Large Officer, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh Board of Directors- 2016 Dr. Howard A Mermelstein Leadership Award
- Joanne Graf, Jewish Family Service Houston ReelAbilities Chair 2016- Jewish Family Service Houston 2016 Shirley and Allen Becker JFS Leadership Award
- Robert Rubenstein, M.D., Community Leader, Volunteer and Investor, Jewish Family Service of San Diego-Temple Emanu El’s “Lifetime of Philanthropy Award”
- Ellie Hart, AmeriCorps Member and Board Member, Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service- Engaged Leadership Award
- Harel Turkel, Board Member, Jewish Community Services of Baltimore- Jewish Community Services Board Leadership Development Award