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Founder’s Day Celebration

May 21

NCJW Sacramento Section’s Unsung Heroines Tribute

Casa Gardens which benefits Sacramento Children's Home
2760 Sutterville Road, Sacramento

Founder’s Day is our celebration of NCJW’s founding by Hannah G. Solomon in 1893. At this year’s Founder’s Day, our major fundraiser, we paid honor to our own Unsung Heroines — our members who work behind the scenes.

Congratulations to Sharon Cohen, Bonnie Penix and Dale Shaw

Sharon Cohen currently chairs the Bridge to Success scholarship committee, and is now responsible for the sale of our Fair Trade chocolate. Sharon, for years, has capably served on many committees and projects where she quietly and efficiently ensures that all goes well.

Bonnie Penix worked diligently to bring the elder abuse poster to fruition. She is also a longtime Sister Nora’s participant. Bonnie donated a tent for our outdoor tabling where she staffs events regularly. She also gave a welcomed storage cabinet to the section. When asked to help, her usual answer is “Yes.”

Dale Shaw has coordinated the section’s mailings for years —bulletins, flyers, invitations and other membership-wide mailings. She continues to serve on the program committee, having co-chaired it for several years. Her can-do approach to handling logistics has led to many successful events.

Tributes for our Unsung Heroines

Iris Bachman
Well-deserved honor for these special women.

Joyce Berger
Congratulations to all the Heroines.

Anita Branman
Bonnie is a talented, caring and a very giving friend. Dale, how lucky I am to have a wonderful caring neighbor as a friend.

Sharon Cohen
To Bonnie Penix: Congratulations to an outstanding volunteer.
To Dale Shaw: Congratulations to an outstanding volunteer.

Marcia Edelstein
Congratulations! A well-deserved honor.

Anne Eisenberg
Thank you for everything you have done for many years.

Sylvia Ensinger
Dale Shaw: This recognition is so well deserved.

Elena Friedman-Weiss
The best to all of our Unsung Heroines.

Becky Goad
Congratulations Sharon! Well-deserved! We have had many good times working together on behalf of NCJW over the last 35 years!

Deborah Gordon
It has been a pleasure and honor to work with all three of you over the years. Congratulations!

Lindie Henderson
It is an honor and pleasure to pay tribute to three women who support and serve our section in so many ways.

Lydia Inghram
Thank you to Dale, Bonnie and Sharon for timeless devotion and passion for all that NCJW stands for.

Cecile Kaplan
Congratulations on work well done.

Barbara Kletzman
Congrats to Bonnie, Dale and Sharon. You are all very deserving of this honor.

Carol Kovnick
Bonnie Penix is a woman extraordinaire. For all you do and all you've done. Congratulations!

Marianne Laws
Mazel Tov to these wonderful women.

Fran Levi
Congratulations Bonnie and Sharon on this well-deserved honor. Deep appreciation to each of you for the many ways you provided support during the three plus years I was section president.

Beryl Michaels
Thanks to each of you for all that you have done, are doing and will do.

Eve Panush
Mazel Tov Bonnie!

Betty Reuben
Thank you for your continual service to NCJW. You have made an important difference.

Rhonda Riemer
Congratulations to special women doing wonderful work.

Jodie Rubenstein
Bonnie Penix — To a true and beautiful friend.

Andrea Segal
Thank you for your hard work.

Betsy Singer
Mazel Tov and thank you for all you do!

Michelle Stern
Mazel Tov to three fabulous women. Congratulations!

Carol Velarde
Many thanks to each of our honoree's for demonstrating their commitment to Tikkun Olam.

Charlene Vick
Great work done by great women.

Sheila Wolfe
Mazel Tov to All and special thanks to my "popped collar" friend Dale Shaw!

Donor Tributes To Personal Hero/Heroine

Donor: Linda Schroeder
Heroine: Harriette Ellis
Harriette Ellis has devoted countless hours to NCJW and other Jewish organizations, making the world a better place. She is my Heroine.

Donor: Naomi Rice
Heroine: Carry Cohn
Your love and giving energy is unbounding.

Donor: Nancy Lazarus
Heroine: Phyliss Goldman
She is a lifetime Democratic activist.

Donor: Betty Reuben
Heroine: Carolyn Reuben Green
Year after year, Carolyn has been available for many friends and acquaintances that need some kind of assistance. She contributes daily to a variety of causes in which we both believe. I am so proud of all that she does to make this a better world.

Donor: Betsy Singer
Heroine: Bonnie Penix
Bonnie Penix has provided women from diverse parts of the Jewish community the opportunity to meet monthly. This “lady’s lunch group” began 10 years ago on a trip to Israel guided by Rabbi R. Taff. The group has grown larger and stronger over the years, giving all of us a lasting connection to each other.

Donor: Sybil Jakob
Heroine: Beryl Michaels
For all your work and dedication to NCJW and to help keep this group strong.

Donor: Barbara Baran
Heroines: Beryl Michaels and Anne Eisenberg
In honor of our wonderful NCJW past and current presidents.

Donor: Claire Lipschultz
Heroine: Barbara Baran
You always fight the good fight tirelessly with such ardor, dedication and grace.

Donor: Iris Bachman
Heroine: Andrea Segal
Andrea, I have never met a more passionate advocate for social justice.

Donor: Anne Eisenberg
Heroine: Iris Bachman
Thank you for all you do to keep everyone up to date and informed. You are always there to help when we need you.

Donor: Wendy Phoenix
Heroine: Beth Hassett
A feminist warrior fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves, working for a community free from sexual assault and domestic violence.

Donor: Eileen Jacobowitz
Hero: Eric Wiesenthal
For supporting and raising strong women and being a steadfast, unsung foot soldier for progressive causes.

Donor: Claire Lipschultz
Heroine: Anne Eisenberg
Anne, your leadership makes NCJW Sacramento “rock!” Thanks for all you do and all that you are!


May 21


NCJW Sacramento Section


Casa Gardens
2760 Sutterville Road
Sacramento, CA
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