JFCS Seeks Nominations for 2016 MOSAIC Awards

Jewish Family & Career Services is seeking nominations now to honor new or first-generation immigrants and refugees who excel in the fields of medicine/health care, education, technology, business/commerce, entrepreneurship, government, sports and the arts, and also make a significant contribution in our community. Honorees will receive the MOSAIC Award, an artistic interpretation of Multicultural Opportunities for Success and Achievement In our Community (MOSAIC).

This is Jewish Family & Career Services’ 11th year presenting the MOSAIC Awards, a dinner event to be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The event is an evening devoted to celebrating International Americans, their achievements and diversity in our community.

“JFCS has assisted newcomers to our community throughout its 107-year history,” said Judy Freundlich Tiell, executive director. “The MOSAIC Awards are a meaningful way to recognize how our community benefits from multiculturalism. It makes Louisville a more interesting place, while creating a mosaic of many colors and perspectives.”

Nominations can be made by individuals or organizations. The deadline for submitting a nomination is November 1. A review committee of community leaders will select the honorees. Nomination forms are available by calling Beverly Bromley at 502-452-6341 or on the JFCS website, www.jfcslouisville.org/nomination.

Past honorees include: Omar Ayyash; Muhammad Babar, Ph.D; Timir Banerjee, M.D.; Israel Benitos; Roberto Bolli, M.D.; Johanna Bos, Ph.D, M.Div.; Gabriele Weber Bosley; Yaya Diallo; Paul Diaz; George Digenis, M.D.; Sundeep Dronawat, Ph.D; Cedric Francois, M.D., Ph.D; Luis Fuentes; Vincenzo Gabriele; Arun Gadre, M.D.; Paul Gerrard; Riffat Hassan, Ph.D; Mohammed Hussain, M.D.; Raja Kara, M.D.; Khalid Kahloon; Elizabeth Kizito Bartlett; Suhas Kulkarni; Mizarda Kurbasic, M.D.; and Miguel Lagunas.

Also, Helen Lang; Irene Litvan, M.D.; Edgardo Mansilla, MSW; Mark McCallum; Lopa Mehrotra; Rishabh Mehrotra; Marta Miranda, LCSW; Yung Nguyen; Resad Paya Pasic, M.D., Ph.D; Djenita Pasic, Esq.; Claudia Peralta-Mudd, MSSW; Dennis Ogbe; Mariuaz Z. Ratajczak, M.D.; Vidya Ravichandran; John Rosenberg; and Adolfo (Ben) Ruiz III.

And, Lalit Sarin; Shlomit Schaal, M.D., Ph.D; Luis Roman Scheker, M.D.; Saleem Seyal, M.D.; Bruce Simpson; Thomson Smillie; Van Tran; Joseph Twagilimana, Ph.D; Leon Wahba; Lior Yaron; Leonid Yelin; and Wei-Bin Zeng, Ph.D.

JFCS is a nonprofit comprehensive human services organization serving the whole community with interdisciplinary programs and services focusing on family, work, education, older adults and multicultural issues.

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