Barshop JCC holds Annual Meeting

June 1, 2021

On Wednesday, May 26, the Barshop Jewish Community Center held its Annual Meeting to install officers for the coming year, present annual awards and provide a “State of the J” report.

Installed as officers to serve a new, 1-year term were:

Chairman of the Board: Leslie Hyman

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Rhonda Grimm

Vice Chair: Jeff Siegel

Vice Chair: Michael Rosenberg

Treasurer: Alan Ross

Secretary: Ava Weinstein

Immediate Past Chair: Adam Zeldes


Additionally, Jim Barshop, Howard Kasanoff, Jonathan Magid, and Kerry Sonsino will each serve a new, 3-year term while Gal Shweiki will serve a new, 1-year term. Also recognized were outgoing Board members Andy Jacobson, Dena Valdez and Mary Weiner.


The JCC 2021 Annual Awards were also presented to the following recipients:

Ephriam Charninsky Award (Leader of the Year) – Jeff Siegel

Charlie Pearl Award (Volunteer of the Year) – Jerry Gerson

Frank Lichtenstein Award (Program of the Year) – JCC Early Childhood and Sports & Fitness Programs

Gloria Seitzman Award (Staff of the Year) – Betsy Cowan & Elie Allen

Weldon C. Place Award (Sports and Fitness Achievement) – Anna Kurz

William Alter Award (Emerging Leadership) – Kerry Sonsino & Ryan Reed

Roselle Smith Award (BBYO Youth Leadership) – Bailey Eichelbaum & Jacob Perry