Outstanding Jewish Communal Professional Award

This award recognizes mid-level career professionals with exceptional promise and commitment to a career in Jewish communal service with at least five years of experience. The recipient, a Jewish communal professional employed in the field of Jewish communal service at least 20 hours per week at the time of nomination and whose organization serves the greater Baltimore community, will be awarded a $1,500 grant to subsidize his/her participation in a professional development opportunity.

Past Award Winners

Hannah Shapiro

Jewish Family Services, 2005

Allison Baumwald

THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 2006

Alison Wielechowski

Goucher Hillel, 2007

Leah Berry

THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 2008

Mary Drey Haar

THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 2009

D.J. Schneider-Jensen

Macks Center for Jewish Education, 2010

Ashley Pressman

Jewish Volunteer Connection, 2011

Renée Dain

THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 2012

Paul Lurie

Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, 2013

Gila Haor

Shemesh, 2014

Erica Bloom

Jewish Volunteer Connection, 2015

Chana Siff

The ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 2016

Meghann Schwartz

Jewish Federation of Howard County, 2017

Lauren Shaivitz

CHANA, 2018

Sarah Mersky

Baltimore Jewish Council, 2019