2017 Honorees

YOGEV AZULAY AND JIM GEFEN

When life hangs in the balance you don’t usually expect a stranger to come to the rescue. But it was the life-saving help of Yogev Azulay and the great kindness of our community that transformed Jim Gefen’s devastating health situation. Their story demonstrates how miracles sometimes do happen.

HENRY LASKY*

A true mensch, Henry Lasky inspired the best in those around him. From his humble beginnings to his distinguished career as a judge, he devoted his life to service. As a cherished and long-time volunteer with JFCS, Henry shared with the world his values–justice, integrity, kindness–and humor.

*of blessed memory

DISTINGUISHED HUMANITARIAN SERVICE AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

TAD TAUBE

As survivors of the Holocaust, Tab Taube’s family understood that life is fragile–and that community is precious. From his immigrant childhood, though his military service and extraordinary business career, Tad has never forgotten the lessons of his youth. He has spent a lifetime strengthening the Jewish People and elevating the quality of life for all of us–at home and abroad.

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