Dream Team Honorees – L-R Maureen Terris, Susie Greinetz, Julie Young, Robbi Shveyd, Dream Team Co-Founders Kerri Lehmann and Debbie Kay, Elaine Kaplan, Ilysa Goldblatt, Karen Zeff, Kathy Barish, Jane Reisman
Pioneers and Founders of Holocaust Commemoration
The Weiss Family, Lonny Darwin, Max R. Garcia, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Naomi Lauter,
Earl Raab, John Rothmann, and Roselyne Chroman Swig
Their love of community is legendary. The year was 1977. In a courageous response to the opening of a Nazi bookstore, they took action. As a result, Holocaust education and commemoration were initiated in the Bay Area for the first time since the end of World War II. Our world class Holocaust Center and commemoration program continues to this day—inspiring thousands of youth to be morally courageous and socially active.
The Barsky Family turned to JFCS at a time of overwhelming crisis—when Olga’s husband was suddenly diagnosed with a difficult terminal illness. In a new country and with few resources, JFCS was there for them, and with the extraordinary support of community, they found their way. Now, Olga and her children are paying it forward, and demonstrating the healing power of a purposeful life.
Andjana Pachkova and Martin Herbst
There is nothing more amazing than the love of parents for their child. When their baby was diagnosed with autism, heartbroken Andjana and her husband Martin sought help. At JFCS’ Parents Place, they joined other parents of children with special needs, and found hope, expert solutions and a true lifeline. Now an advocate for children, Andjana is an inspiring example for other parents who are also doing the world’s most important job.
Tammy & Bill Crown
Barbara & Ron Kaufman
Karen Pell & Heather Lupa
Deborah & Craig Hoffman
Daryl Messinger & Jim Heeger
Marlene & Martin Stein