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July 15, 2016  RSS feed
Social Services

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TJFS honors board members at annual meeting

Janie Friedland Janie Friedland Janie Friedland, Tampa Jewish Family Services board secretary, was named the 2015-2016 Rose Segall Award recipient.

The award was established in 1976 by Goldie Shear, the then-president of TJFS, in memory of the founder of the agency. The award is presented to a board member for dedicated service to the agency and the Jewish community.

Friedland previously served as board treasurer, board member and has been board secretary for the last two years. She has assisted with fundraising, helping to secure grants from the Scripps Howard Corporation, and has been a dedicated volunteer for Trifecta, the TJFS annual fundraiser.

Debbie Doliner was also recognized during the meeting. Doliner, a former president, vice president and past Rose Segall Award winner, is stepping down as an officer, although she will retain a position on the board for another term.

Retiring board members Stacie Linsky and Meg Moskovitz were recognized as well for their service and community involvement.

The board installed the following new officers and board members for the next year: president, Jeffrey Berger; vice president philanthropy, Beth Gemunder; vice president governance, Joseph Weissman; treasurer, Susan Glickman; and secretary, Lloyd Stern.

New board members installed were Jan Stern, Sharon Dabrow and Lydia Abrams.

Berger presented an overview of TJFS’ highlights and accomplishments during the past year: Those highlights include:

• Assisting almost 14,000 people, a record number

• Distributing 7,668 bags of food to families in need, an 8 percent increase over last year

• Providing more than 1,071 counseling sessions, a 28 percent increase over last year

• Offering $4,800 in interest free loans to bridge financial gaps

• Supplying 111 families with emergency financial assistance checks to help pay utilities, rent and car payments

• Holding the second annual Fall Family & Friends Field Day, which attracted 250 people who donated 500 pounds of food to support TJFS’ Community Food Bank.

• Holding the 8th annual Trifecta event, generating approximately $60,000 for the agency

For more information on Tampa Jewish Family Services, visit, or call (813) 960-1848.

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