The Mensch List 2015


For our 11th annual mensch list, we once again invited your nominations of extraordinary volunteers in our community, and again the outpouring of suggestions of amazing people was overwhelming. What we offer here is just a sampling of the extraordinary people who give so much to make our world a better place. If your nominees were not included this time, please remember, we’d welcome those names, and more, next year. We are inspired by all of these stories and highlight this list of mensches each year to motivate us all to live up to their example.

MICHAEL ULLMAN: Food as nourishment for the soul

LEXIE DREYFUSS: A dog's best friend

DR. ROBERT “MATT' BERNSTEIN: A gift of learning

TODD BIRD: Opening doors to addiction recovery

RACHEL SUMEKH: Redefining typical Persian girl

STEVEN SUNSHINE: A hero for those who go hungry

SARAH SHAPIRO: The entrepreneurial giver

ALBERT “ALBIE” COHEN: A giving spirit

JUDY MARK: On the disabled community’s front lines

JANET DIEL: Giving voice to kindertransport’s legacy

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