Celebrate Those Most Committed to Bettering our Tampa Jewish Community

This annual 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.



Bob Jacobson Memorial Award for Excellence

Liam Brien


Hope Cohen Barnett Young Leadership Award

Luy Teitelroit


Charles Adler Young Leadership Award

Jason Kislak


Leonore Kessler Women's Division Leadership Excellence Award

Deborah Rosenthal


Maril Jacobs Todah Rabah Award

Morris Behar, Michael Bloom, Vanessa Cohn, David Goodman, Ellis Norsoph, Lauren Prager,

Susie Rice, Jack Ross, David Scher, Ella Shenhav, Kim Stebbings, Allison Stinson, Vicky Tullman


Steve Marx Innovation Award

Hillels of the Florida Suncoast – Reverse Tashlich Program


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

Loni Lindsay


Leo Levinson Award for Leadership Excellence

Rabbi Richard Birnholz


Community Honors


Hillel Academy Outstanding Service Award

Carolyn Fink


Hillels of the Florida Suncoast Appreciation Award

Arnie Ross


TJFS Sofia Maisler Leadership Award

Seth Dugan


Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Foundation Distinguished Trustee Award

Les Barnett


Weinberg Village Volunteer Service Award

Samantha Cully

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