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Pillars of the Community

The Sidney Albert Jewish Community Center invites you to the 
20th Annual Virtual Pillars of the Community Awards 



Debbie & Jeff Cohen

Lauren & Bob Finkle

Donna & Lee Rosen


Susan Shpeen Memorial Award
Paramjit Pannau


Herbert A. Applebaum Memorial Award
Brady Rudnick


Lenore Bellin Memorial Award
Kyra Schaffer


None of us can predict what will happen in the coming months or weeks. We do know that the programs and services provided by the Albany JCC are of vital importance to our community. Please take this opportunity to show your support of the Albany JCC and recognize the good work of this year's award winners have done for our community. 


Opportunities to show your support:

  • No bagels and lox for brunch $72
  • No formal wear for one $150
  • No formal wear for two $300
  • No formal wear for four $575
  • No formal wear for eight $1100
  • No speeches for corporate sponsors $______ 

Purchase Honorary Committee, Corporate Sponsorship, and Virtual Tickets online (click here).  

Purchase Honorary Committee, Corporate Sponsorship, and Virtual Tickets offline (click here). 


Honorary Committee*

Janet Andrade
Joyce Bookstein
Senator Neil D. Breslin
James Campbell
Rabbi Don Cashman
Laura Cohen and Mel Wilcove
Barry and Beth Davis
Marc Ehrlich
Jackie Eskin
Leslie and Barry Feinman
Arthur Finkle
Bruce and Lisa Finkle
Cynthia Freedman
Marvin and Sherry Freedman
Melissa Gardner
Mara Ginsberg and Jeffrey Pohl
Carolyn and Bruce Ginsburg
Karen and Mark Glaser
M. Sherry Gold
Danny Golderman
Kathy and Billy Golderman
Jill S. Goodman and Arthur N. Malkin
Carol and David Grand
Ronald and Melissa Greenberg
Amy and Michael Hoffman
Scott Hollander
Martina Hull
Alan Iselin and Renee Whitman
Lauren and Harold Iselin
Dick Kotlow
Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York
LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC
Barry and Sara Lee Larner
Kellie Leinung
Nancy and Steven Lerner
Mark and Jane Levine
Michael and Melissa Lurie
Robyn and Ed Marinstein
The Honorable Daniel McCoy
Ruth Facher Mendel
James and Amy Milstein
Pioneer Bank/Anchor Agency
Jessica and Alan Richer
Deb and Joe Riitano
Judith Robins
David Rosen
Jamie Rosen
Karen Rosen
Mark Rosen and Leslie Newman
Bonnie and Stuart Rosenberg
Dorah Rosenzweig
Ellen Safranko
Danny Sanders 
Gavin and Karen Setzen
Rabbi Scott Shpeen
Rabbi Zalman Simon 
Ilene and Chip Stein
Ilene and Jerry Sykes
Herman Ungerman and Audrey Hoffman
Drs. H & A Wartenberg
Susan and Daniel Weinberg
Stanley Winter and Marcia Gingold
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery - Edward Wladis, MD
David and Sue Wollner
Barbara Zaron

* as of March 15, 2020.

 Please contact Janet Andrade at for assistance.