Shalom Austin Annual Meeting Celebrates Incoming and Outgoing Board Chairs, New Board Members, Award Recipients
Left: Former Generations Campaign Director Harriett Kirsh Pozen honored with Community Service Award at the Shalom Austin 2021 Annual Meeting. Photo courtesy of Harriett Kirsh Pozen. Right: Shalom Austin Security Director Andy Dooher honored with Exemplar of Excellence Award at the Shalom Austin 2021 Annual Meeting. Credit: Dave Hawks.
By Wendy Goodman
On June 6, Shalom Austin hosted its first Annual Meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Over 200 community members and shareholders gathered online for financial updates, impact stories, new board member installations and award ceremonies.
This year’s meeting celebrated the 3-year tenure of outgoing board chair Abby Rapoport while welcoming incoming board chair Rick Rosenberg. The community voted on and unanimously approved the new board of directors slate.
Shalom Austin staff members Kristina Boshernitzan, member experience director, Alachua Nazarenko, education and engagement director, and Rachel Stern, chief learning and engagement officer, shared impact stories about the changes, challenges, and the community’s resilience throughout COVID.
The community celebrated former Generations Campaign Director Harriett Kirsh Pozen with the Community Service Award and Shalom Austin Security Director Andy Dooher with the Exemplar of Excellence Award. ■
SHALOM AUSTIN BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2020-2021
Chair: Rick Rosenberg
Treasurer: Steve Meyers
Immediate Past Chair: Abby Rapoport
Vice Chairs: David Goldstein, Phil Loewy, Lisa Shapiro, Lily Smullen, Keith Zimmerman, Nancy Zimmerman
At-Large Directors: Arthur Altman, Martin Berson, Daniel Carl, Laura Corman, Julie Franklin, Seth Halpern, Karen Kogut, Jared Lindauer, Courtney Manuel, Ilana Nesher-Brown, Lauren Patten, Alexander Robinson, Ian Spechler, Lecia Sud, Joel Waxman
Ex-Officio Directors: Rabbi Daniel A. Septimus, Nicole Gilger, Eric Abrahams, Tami Gamliel, Linda Millstone, Brad Stein
On November 7, Jennifer Greenblum will be honored at Mosaic as the 2022 Woman of Valor for her longtime commitment to the Jewish community.
Jewish National Fund-USA partnered with Austin Jewish Academy, Congregation Agudas Achim, and Austin firefighters to host a 9/11 ceremony.