Jewish Community Center of the North Shore names a new board president

MARBLEHEAD — Izzi Abrams was installed as the new Board President for 2018-2020 at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore’s 106th Annual Meeting last weekend.

Abrams spoke to the more than 115 in attendance about her long-time history at the JCCNS, starting as a member and then eventually as the Director of the Preschool. She noted that many years ago, her father was a Rabbi in the area and he instilled in her the deep importance of participating in strengthening one’s Jewish community.

Outgoing Board President, John Gilberg reflected on the joy he has experienced over the past two years working with the JCCNS staff and Board of Directors and restated the importance of maintaining its commitment to the next generation of members so that the JCCNS will continue to be available as a gathering place for Jewish and community activities on the North Shore.

In a heartfelt speech, Executive Director Marty Schneer thanked the outgoing board members for their service: Gilberg for his incredible leadership and friendship, the JCCNS staff for their unwavering dedication to the agency; and the entire JCCNS community for helping the agency celebrate another successful year filled with learning, programs for all ages, inclusion and strengthening the Jewish identity for those on the North Shore.

Gilberg presented the Presidential Award to Kate Clayman, Heather Glick and Kate Urman; Bea Paul presented the Bea Paul Professional Staff Award to JCCNS Director of Facilities, Jason Garry; Michael Eschelbacher presented the Samuel S. Stahl Community Service Award to Virginia Dodge, longtime JCCNS member and supporter.

The new board and officer installation announced by Barbara A. Schneider included Vice President, Randall Patkin, MD, Vice President Adam Forman, Treasurer Michael Goldstein, MD, and Secretary Kate Clayman.

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