Jewish Family Service will honor its Executive Director, Ken Weinberg, for
his 25 year tenure with the agency. Originally from New York, Weinberg began
his career at Jewish Family Service as an intern while pursuing a Masters in
Social Work from the University of Washington. After holding a number of
positions within the agency, he became its Executive Director in 1988.
“Ken is widely regarded by his colleagues across the country as being one of
the most effective and successful agency directors within the Jewish Family
and Children’s Service system,” commented AJFCA Executive Vice President Bert
A tribute journal honoring Weinberg is currently in progress, and a special
tribute program will be the centerpiece of the agency’s annual benefit Gala
on Monday, June 5, 2000 at Benaroya Hall.
“We wanted to create a unique and permanent tribute to Ken; something that
would reflect his longstanding contribution to our community,” said Jeannie
Pollart, Tribute Journal Committee Chair. “We found the perfect opportunity
in our partnership with the Judaic artist David Moss, who is allowing us to
bind our tribute pages into his exquisite Passover Haggadah.”
Each copy of the special edition printing of the Haggadah will be hand signed
by the artist. Facsimiles of Moss’ original Haggadah are held in the
collections of the British Museum, the Getty Museum, the rare book rooms of
Princeton, Yale and Harvard and at the White House. The deadline for
submitting tributes for the journal is Feb. 11, 2000.
The agency’s June 5th Gala will feature a kosher gourmet dinner in the Samuel
and Althea Stroum Grand Lobby at Benaroya Hall, followed by the tribute
program and a performance by noted jazz vocalist Diane Schuur in the intimate
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. Seating is limited to 500 guests.
“We are so looking forward to recognizing Ken for his outstanding commitment
to the needs of each and every person in our community,” agreed Gala
Co-Chairs Irv and Laura Karl. “We’re planning a most meaningful and
entertaining evening—a real celebration.
Call Celia Gartenberg, Director of Development and Marketing, at 206-461-3240.