(Standing L-R) Ken Glaser, Monty Moncibais, Ashlee Kleinert, Jay and Fonda Arbetter, Kim Cummings, Spencer Burke, Harbans Lal, Richard Miles, Stephen Mendelsohn
(Seated L-R) Nelly Cuenca and son, Bean, Nelda Golden, Rebecca McGarry
By Susan Myers, SWJC Executive Director | Contributor
On September 22, 2022, the Southwest Jewish Congress (SWJC) celebrated its 13-year anniversary by recognizing exceptional women, men and young adults at its Texas Sized Event.
The evening began with featured speaker Chef Stephan Pyles followed by a buffet dinner and awards program. Co-emcees for the evening were Sylvia Komatsu, KERA/KXT and Chris Lawrence, WFAA-TV.
This year’s honorees included:
In addition, the SWJC Building Bridges Grant Initiative awarded ten $2,500 Grants to the following non-profits:
|Attitudes and Attire||Bridging the Gap Foundation||Dallas Hearing Foundation||Families to Freedom||Friendship Circle of Dallas|
|Jewish Family Service||Mosaic Family Services||PediPlace||Restored Hope Ministries||Ronald McDonald House|
In 2016, SWJC introduced the 50/50 Donation Program to help build bridges throughout the community. Honorees are asked to designate a local charity of their choice to receive donations raised on the night of the event. Since the start of this program, over $15,000 has been shared with numerous local non-profits.