We Celebrate Those Most Committed to Improving our Tampa Jewish Community

The Sue & Jeff Schoenbaum Annual Community Leadership Awards event recognizes and honors those who have made a significant impact within the Tampa Jewish Community Centers and Federation and other local Jewish community agencies. Each award is named after a beloved community member that embodies the principles of dedicated leadership, tikkun olam and commitment to enriching the continuity of Jewish life locally and worldwide.

Congratulations to this years recipients!


Leo Levinson Award for Leadership Excellence

Aaron Silberman

Charles Adler Young Leadership Award:

Michael Schwartz

Bob Jacobson Memorial Award for Excellence:

Rochelle Gross

Alice Rosenthal "It's More Than Just a Job" Award:

Orlando Garcia and Jared Resnick


Steve Marx Innovation Award:

Congregation Rodeph Sholom


Maril Jacobs Todah Rabah Award:

Tampa Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and FBI Tampa Field Office


Leonore Kessler Women’s Division Leadership Excellence Award:

Carlyn Neuman


Hope Cohen Barnett Young Adult Leadership Award:

Lauren Dunayer


Joyce Swarzman Education Award

Jessica Scruggs


Jewish Community Relations Council Award

Jonathan Ellis


Community Awards:


The Arnie and Diane Ross Suncoast Hillels Community Leadership Award

Rabbi Ed Rosenthal


Hillel Academy Mitzvot Volunteer of the Year Award

Dan Soschin


TJFS Sofia Maisler Leadership Award

Denice Goldberg


TOP Jewish Foundation Distinguished Trustee Award

David Gemunder


Weinberg Village Service Award

Andi Parker and Lois Older

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You can celebrate this occasion, and recognize someone special with a tribute card in his or her name.

We will gratefully acknowledge your thoughtful donation by notifying the person or family you designate with a beautiful acknowledgement card


For more information contact Debbie.Driben@JewishTampa.com