Stuart Rossman, recipient of the Nancy K. Kaufman Award
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Stuart is the Director of Litigation at the National Consumer Law Center, a national public interest legal organization dedicated to protecting the rights of low income and elderly consumers.  Stuart completed his tenure as President of JCRC in June of 2010. He is a consummate Jewish communal volunteer in Greater Boston, and a passionate strong supporter of Israel, having  spent a lifetime working for the betterment of his community and of Israel and the relationship between our two countries. Stuart co-chaired the CJP Acharai mission in 1986-1987, in 1989 he was a CJP President’s Young Leadership Awardee.

“My youth was colored with so many examples of my father’s passionate drive to support and better the Jewish community and by extension, build relationships with other communities in the Greater Boston area. And it was these early examples that later led me to seek out my own opportunities to volunteer in the Jewish community.”

Rina Zampieron, presenting the Nancy K. Kaufman Award to her father, Stuart Rossman

Rabbi Barbara Penzner, recipient of the Warren B. Kohn Award

 

With Gratitude Event“There are so many parts of our world that are in need of justice, and this room is filled with people who do that work every day. No one of us can take care of all of them. We can beat ourselves up for not doing enough. In my arba amot, my small place in the world, I have carved out a place for concern for justice working people.”

Rabbi Barbara Penzner, recipient of the Warren B. Kohn Award

Rabbi Barbara Penzner has served Temple Hillel B’nai Torah in West Roxbury, MA since 1995. She has served as a community representative to the JCRC Council, and now, as co-chair of the New England Jewish Labor Committee, will continue on the JCRC Council as member organization representative. She leads the annual Jewish Labor Seder which brings together labor leaders and Jewish community leaders to celebrate Pesach as a holiday that can inspire us to support workers’ rights.

Rabbi Penzner serves on the Tikkun Olam Commission of the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities. The Commission brings together leaders of social justice committees from Reconstructionist congregations and serves as a think tank for the movement.