JFSNEPA Celebrates 100th Annual Meeting

Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania (JFSNEPA) celebrated their 100th Annual Meeting on June 16, 2015.  The meeting was held at The Colonnade in Scranton, PA from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  The evening was attended by over 125 people who enjoyed light Kosher fare and music from the Doug Smith Trio.  Over $36,000 was raised from sponsorships to support JFSNEPA programs and services.

Susan Blum Connors, outgoing President of JFSNEPA, welcomed attendees with her Presidents Address and was followed by Ed Monsky, Esq. for the election of Officers and Directors.  Rabbi Mordechai Dov Fine proceeded with the installation of Officers and Directors and incoming President Jay Landau focused on increased attention to fundraising and branding for JFSNEPA during his speech.  Executive Director for JFSNEPA Sheila Nudelman Abdo spoke of JFS’s history and future during her closing remarks.

Officers nominated to serve a one year term include (from left to right) Seth Gross (Treasurer), Jay Landau (President), Sheila Cutler (Secretary), Natalie Gelb (3rd Vice President), Elliot Schoenberg (2nd Vice President) and Eric Weinberg (1st Vice President)(not pictured).

JFSNEPA Celebrates 100th Annual Meeting

Officers nominated to serve a one year term

Directors nominated to serve new terms include (from left to right) Dr. Dan Ginsberg, Lean Gans, Esther Adelman, Leah Laury, Margaret Sheldon, Dan Marcus, Susan Blum Connors, Michael Noto, Larissa Schwass, Maggie Nasser, Larry Grossinger DPM, Molly Rutta and Janet Townsend, MD (not pictured).

JFSNEPA Celebrates 100th Annual Meeting

Directors nominated to serve new terms

Special thank you to our Platinum Sponsors The Gelb Foundation, Nivert Metal Supply, Inc, and The Colonnade.


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