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Pillars of the Community


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Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center’s

21st Annual Pillars of the Community Awards

Sunday, April 18, 2021 • Virtually Live

Open 9:30 a.m. • Ceremony 10:00 a.m. • Breakout Sessions 11:00 a.m.


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Please see Sponsorship Package or Online order forms above for detail.

 Recognized throughout the Jewish Community and community-at-large, Pillars is our annual award that honors outstanding local Jewish community leaders and JCC volunteers/staff.  Over 200 individuals attend this annual signature event including business leaders, elected officials, past honorees, lay leaders, and honoree family and friends.


Carolyn and Bruce Ginsburg

Jill Goodman and Arthur Malkin

Rabbi Dan Ornstein

Rabbi Paul Silton

 Susan Shpeen Memorial Award:

 SAAJCC Staff 



Herbert A. Applebaum Memorial Award:

David Berin


 Lenore Bellin Memorial Award: 

Makayla Alfred

 Thank you to our Sponsors



2021 Pillars Committee 

Nancy K. Lerner – Co-chair ~ Jessica Richer – Co-chair

Debbie Cohen ~ Robyn Marinstein ~ Ellie Safranko ~ Dan Weinberg