2024 Annual Meeting
Honoring Sally Friedman for 40 years of devoted service to the Birmingham Jewish Foundation
Sunday, January 21, 2024 5:00-7:00 PM Temple Beth-El
-Julian and Adrienne Brook: N. E. Miles Lifetime Achievement Award
-Sheri Krell: Susan J. Goldberg Distinguished Volunteer Award
-Sarah Schaeffer: Joanie Plous Bayer Young Leadership Award
Each year, the Federation and Foundation honor exceptional community volunteers for the great work they do to strengthen Jewish Birmingham at the Federation’s Annual Meeting.
N. E. MILES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Birmingham Jewish Foundation presents a major award named for the late Dr. Nathan E. Miles who exhibited a lifetime of philanthropy and devotion to our Jewish community and the general community.
In 1991, the N. E. Miles Lifetime Achievement Award was established by the The Birmingham Jewish Foundation to honor exceptional individuals who met two criteria:
- Establishment of a Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE) Fund to endow their yearly
Birmingham Jewish Federation commitment
- A long history of leadership giving to the annual Birmingham Jewish Federation Campaign
SUSAN J. GOLDBERG DISTINGUISHED VOLUNTEER AWARD
Susan, an outstanding Jewish community volunteer leader, died in 2005 at the age of 52 while serving as Birmingham Jewish Federation president. The award was established in 2006 in Susan’s memory to recognize community volunteers who represent the qualities, commitment, and traits Susan exemplified during her years of community work. Nominees should reflect significant leadership ability and a high level of volunteer involvement. They also should be people who have made a broad and lasting impact on the Jewish community through their volunteer service.
JOANIE PLOUS BAYER YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD
Joanie was an incredible young leader in our community. She was involved in many activities in our community and her dedication to the Jewish people, Israel, and the community inspired an entire generation. She was a recipient of the award and it was named in her honor when she passed away.
The recipient must be 40 years of age or younger and proven to be an outstanding volunteer for the Birmingham Jewish Federation in addition to any of our other community agencies. When submitting a nomination, you must include why you feel the person is worthy of this recognition.