|AJC|LA Honors Sherry Weinman & Michael Umansky with 2010 Community Service Award|
The love and friendship for Sherry Weinman and Michael Umansky warmed the hearts of those who attended the 2010 AJC Los Angeles Community Service Award Reception on May 11, 2010. Marlene and Marshall Grossman graciously hosted the affair in their lovely home in Brentwood, and close to 150 AJC members and guests came to honor Sherry and Michael for their service to AJC and the broader community. Jason Isaacson, Director of AJC's Office of Government and International Affairs, gave a sobering speech on the current state of world affairs, speaking about the importance of fulfilling AJC's mission to create a secure Jewish future now, more than ever. Rabbi Gary Greenebaum, US Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Affairs and former Regional Director of AJC|LA, gave a moving introduction of Sherry and Michael and then presented the award, along with past President Peter Weil, to the honorees. Michael, a national AJC Board of Governors member, spoke of his love for the organization and the importance of its work. Sherry, the current Chairman and past President of AJC|LA, reminded the audience of the challenges faced by the organization, and the accomplishments achieved, under her leadership.
Special guests included Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, Consul General of Argentina Jorge Lapsenson, Consul General of Turkey Hakan Tekin, and Howard Friedman and Bruce Ramer, AJC Honorary National Presidents. Date: 5/12/2010