JCS held its 2016 Annual Meeting on June 2 at Temple Israel of Greater Miami.

The evening was hosted by Miami Herald syndicated columnist Ana Veciana-Suarez. The D’Var Torah was conducted by Rabbi Heyn and Board installation was by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava.

JCS installed Dr. Helen Chaset as the new board chair as well as several new board members. JCS also recognized volunteers who substantially contribute to JCS’s success in many ways.

  • YEHI OHR SAFETY KID: Chana Barouk and Rachel Herman
  • JCS MEAL SITES: Shelia Birnbach
  • JCS Kosher Food Bank: Jay & Susie Luck, Dylan Heller and Aaron Kredi
  • JCS Alliance: Laura Raiffe
  • Synagogue Liaison/Food Distribution: Marilyn Mittentag and Rabbi Mendy Dechter
  • the Miami Beach Senior Center: Estella Wainstein
  • SHALOM BAYIT: Bonnie Sockel-Stone
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JCS also recognized the following on their service anniversaries with JCS or Masada:

5 year service anniversary


  • Robin Feder
  • David Feigenbaum
  • Wendy Friedman
  • Meaghan Pryor
  • Catherine Rabbito
  • Maria Silva
  • Amy Small


  • Luz Aldana
  • Monica Belsky
  • Monique Dieudonne
  • Immacula Durand
  • Linda Fleuricot
  • Yvrose Francisque
  • Enovena Jean-Francois
  • Yolanda Johnson
  • Marie Orelus
  • Lucianne Pierrevil
  • Elvira Powell
  • Tamara Travieso
  • Carmen Vargas Vallejos

10 year service anniversary


  • Beta Bernstein
  • Giannina Del Rio
  • Gareth Fink
  • Harris Hershkowitz
  • Michele Kabat
  • Peaches Luton


  • Elsita Bernard
  • Lodie Pierre
  • Gladys Zavla

15 year service anniversary


  • Sara Goldring-Bermann
  • Jeffrey Johnson
  • Marilyn Miller
  • Ela Goldfarb
  • Martha Venegas


  • Idemene Barreau
  • Mikhail Kotylar
  • Maria Lezcano
  • Anne Merat
  • Minerva Ramirez
  • Roselie Selmond

The following have reached 20 years of dedicated service:

  • Lynda Dauphine, Case Manager, South Miami Office
  • Masu’d Halim, Case Manager, Rehabilitation  & Employment
  • Rabbi Herbert Panitch

25 years of service anniversary

  • Aliza Zaidner, Administrative Assistant at the Miami Beach Senior

35 year service anniversary

  • Allene Pace, Coordinator at Senior Ride