With respect for the health and safety of our community, the Jewish Women’s Round Table has canceled this year’s 28th Annual Song of Miriam Awards Brunch originally scheduled for Sunday, May 31, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center in Portland.
JWRT invites the community to formally recognize this year’s 14 honorees during next year’s brunch. The 2020 honorees already submitted by 14 organizations will join next year’s women volunteer honorees, which all Jewish organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington will be invited to submit.
JWRT is a group of women representing organizations and congregations in Oregon and southwest Washington. Its mission is to strengthen our Jewish community by honoring the excellent work of women volunteers and bringing the community together to celebrate Jewish life.
JWRT made the decision at its April virtual board meeting to cancel the brunch based on state and federal recommendations for gatherings of this size. JWRT is eager for a safe and swift recovery so a date can be set for next year’s Song of Miriam Awards Brunch to celebrate both 2020 and 2021 honorees.
JWRT offers hearty virtual congratulations to 2020 Song of Miriam honorees:
Beit Am: Joni Plotkin
Beit Haverim: Hannah Berkowitz
Beth Israel Sisterhood: Kathleen Doctor
Cedar Sinai Park: Toinette Menashe
Havurah Shalom: Shari Raider
Shir Tikvah: Leora Troper
Neveh Shalom: Liza Milliner
Hadassah Portland: Diana Lindemann
Jewish Federation: Eliana Temkin
Kesser Israel: Sam Perrin
MJCC: Marni Glick
PJA: Carol Ray Richmond
P’nai Or: Sheryl Chomak
Temple Beth Sholom: Robin Ellison