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2016 AJFCA Annual Conference
Award Winners

AJFCA looks forward to honoring KOVOD, Leadership and the Joseph S. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship award winners on Monday, May 15th at the 2016 AJFCA Annual Conference Plenary Breakfast. Award winners are featured on the AJFCA website and both on the conference mobile app and in a slide show during the plenary session. We will present the awards and take photos on Monday evening at a special reception.

Many thanks to all those who submitted for KOVOD awards and to the judges who spent a great deal of time reviewing submissions. All submissions can be found on the AJFCA website. We invite you to take a look through the innovative programs and fabulous videos from our network.
Agency Video
  • 1st Place - A2 Revenue Category ($10 mill +): Jewish Community Services of South Florida  VIDEO
  • 2nd Place - A2 Revenue Category: Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland, OH  VIDEO
  • 1st Place - A1 Revenue Category ($2.5-10 million): Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, MA  VIDEO
  • 1st Place - B Revenue Category: Jewish Family Service of the Desert, CA
  • Honorable Mention: HIAS  VIDEO
  • Honorable Mention: Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles VIDEO

Replicable Programming- Disabilities Services
  • 1st Place - A Revenue Category: Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh, PA
    • Program: EmployAble
  • 1st Place B - Revenue Category:  Jewish Family & Child Service Portland, OR
    • Program: Partners for Independence
Replicable Programming- Behavioral Health Services
  • 1st Place: Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service, W Palm Beach, FL
    • Program: Relationships & Decisions Teen Trainer Dating Abuse and Bully Prevention
  • 2nd Place: Jewish Community Services Baltimore, MD
    • Program: The Illusionists Film Tour
  • Honorable Mention: Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, CA
    • Program: BOOST Program - Older Adult Mental Health Services
Replicable Programming- Holocaust Survivor Services
  • 1st Place: Jewish Family Service Calgary
    • Program: Homecare Program
  • Matthew A. Keller, M.D., At-Large Officer, Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh, Board of Directors - 2016 Dr. Howard A Mermelstein Leadership Award
  • Joanne Graf, Jewish Family Service Houston, ReelAbilities, Chair 2016 - Jewish Family Service Houston, 2016 Shirley and Allen Becker JFS Leadership Award
  • Robert Rubenstein, M.D., Community Leader, Volunteer and Investor, Jewish Family Service of San Diego - Temple Emanu El's "Lifetime of Philanthropy Award"
  • Ellie Hart, AmeriCorps Member and Board Member, Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service - Engaged Leadership Award 
Joseph S. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship
  • Winner: Limor Schwartz, Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services