Pillar of Excellence: Harold Grinspoon
Harold Grinspoon's philanthropic vision has enriched beyond measure every Jewish organization and synagogue in the Lehigh Valley. The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is the genesis behind the Life & Legacy and PJ Library Programs that our entire community greatly benefit from. To date, Mr. Grinspoon's Foundation has invested more than $200 million dollars in Jewish causes, developing successful partnerships with Jewish communal organizations and fellow philanthropists to achieve best results. JDS is privileged to honor Mr. Grinspoon with this award.
Educator of the Year: Joanna Powers
Joanna Powers, JDS Director of Hebrew & Judaics, has dedicated decades to educating young people. Her career is the embodiment of Mr. Grinspoon's life's work: to enrich Jewish life through the teaching of tradition and planting seeds for the future.