October 18, 2018

The Circuit: Jewish Vocational Services 80th Anniversary, Richard Michael Powell inducted into HUC

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) celebrated its 80th anniversary on Jan. 29 with a gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to honor its past board presidents. Among the 500 guests were Stanley Dashew, who received the agency’s Tzedakah Award, and emcee Keith Erickson, a former L.A. Laker and longtime CBS sports broadcaster. Thirteen board presidents attended the event as well as family members representing JVS board presidents who had passed away.

From left: JVS CEO Vivian Seigel, Tzedakah Award honoree Stanley Dashew and emcee Keith Erickson. Photo by Bill Aron

Front row, from left: Joan Berne, wife of JVS President Fred C. Berne; MaryAnn Klapper, wife of Mike Klapper; JVS President M.M. Chuck Maltz; Shirley Goldenberg, wife of Irwin H. Goldenberg; and son Dan Goldenberg. Second row, from left: David Licht; Sunny Caine; Adrienne Horwitch; Marilyn Garber, wife of Robert Garber; James Maslon; and George Polinger. Third row, from left: A. Charles Wilson, Susan W. Robertson, Abner Goldstine and Donald S. Simons.  Fourth row, from left: Current JVS President Jeffrey Paul; Jack Suzar; Ivan Axelrod, son of Morry Axelrod; Andrew Palmer, grandson of Felix Juda; and Rick Powell.
Photo by Bill Aron.

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion inducted Richard Michael Powell, president of Ashjer, LLC, and Joan B. Seidel, president of Morton Seidel & Co. Inc. into its board of governors during a meeting in Los Angeles on Feb. 7. From left: Irwin Engelman, HUC-JIR board of governors chair; Powell; Seidel; and Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR president.