JFCS offers a way to honor your parents, grandparents and other immigrant ancestors: recognize them with a Family Tribute at the MOSAIC Awards this spring.
In its ninth year, the MOSAIC Awards honors five new or first generation immigrants or refugees who have made significant contributions in their professions and in the local/global community. (See story, page 1.) As many from the Jewish community are descended from immigrants, whether it is one or three generations ago, there is a strong link between the message of the evening and Jewish heritage and ancestry.
The family tributes are part of a video presentation at the MOSAIC Awards, and family members in attendance will be recognized. Also, there is a permanent Family Tributes memorial on display in the lobby at JFCS that already includes the Tobin, Leibson, Bass, Belker, Berman, Blue, Goldberg, Hirsch, Klempner, Pressma, Shapira, Shapiro and Weisberg families.
It is a wonderful opportunity to spotlight our immigrant ancestors in the context of honoring new Americans in the Louisville community. Tribute sponsorships are $500 and include two tickets to the MOSAIC Award dinner and ceremony, which takes place on Thursday, May 22, at the Galt House.
For further information on how to create a Family Tribute, please contact Beverly Bromley at 452-6341, ext. 223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.