2015 Song of Miriam Honorees Named

The Jewish Women’s Round Table announces its 23rd Annual Song of Miriam honorees. The Song of Miriam Awards honor women who volunteer their time and energy to ensure the continuity and vibrancy of the Jewish community of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

This annual event is sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Round Table, whose mission is to strengthen the Jewish community by honoring the excellent work of women volunteers and bringing the community together to celebrate Jewish life.

The 23rd Annual Awards Brunch will be from 10 am to 12:15 pm, Sunday, June 7, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland. This year 19 organizations have chosen outstanding women to be honored for their volunteer activities and dedication to promotion of Jewish life and values.

The 2015 honorees are: Heather Kirkbride of Congregation Beit Haverim, Linda Harrison of Women of Reform Judaism/Beth Israel Sisterhood, Arleen Slive of Havurah Shalom, Sherry Fishman of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland-Women’s Philanthropy Committee, Leatrice Kaplan of Congregation Kesser Israel, Deawn Herrman of Congregation Kol Ami of Vancouver, Rachel Schatz of Kol Shalom, Marge Congress of Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Toby Blake of Congregation Neveh Shalom, Elaine Coughlin of the Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education, Hilda Welch of Congregation P’nai Or, Michelle Katz of Portland Jewish Academy, Evelyn Freedman of the Robison Jewish Health Center Sisterhood, Arlene Gintz of Congregation Shaarie Torah Sisterhood, Naomi Hall of Congregation Shalom Bayit, Julie Poust of Congregation Shir Tikvah, Paula Boga of Temple Beth Sholom and Jeanne Freeman of Temple Beth Tikvah.

The D’var Torah and HaMotzi will be given by Rabbi Eve Posen of Neveh Shalom. Barry Lavine will perform music. Envelopes will be available for donations to the Oregon Food Bank.

Marki Maizels and Carole Glauber, both past honorees, will be our emcees. Again this year we will be treated to door prizes donated by the various synagogue gift shops and area businesses.

To find out more about JWRT, go to our new website at jwrt.org. Learn about the history of the SOM awards, see a listing of past honorees, the JWRT board and more.

Families and friends are encouraged to attend this annual community event.

Reservations: Call Jerrie Roth at 503-246-4367 for reservations and questions.

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