Published Thursday, May 10, 2018


On Monday May 7, WJCS and CEO Alan Trager, COO Bernie Kimberg, and Director of Government Relations Jan Fisher were honored by the Westchester County Board of Legislators in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. The event, which took place at the Michaelian Office Building in White Plains, opened with welcoming remarks from Chairman of the Board Benjamin Boykin and included an invocation by Rabbi Pamela Wax, Spiritual Care Coordinator at WJCS. Proclamations to WJCS and WJCS honorees were made by Chairman of the Board Boykin, Majority Leader Catherine Parker, Majority Whip MaryJane Shimsky, and Vice Chair Alfreda Williams.

Trager said that, since its founding in 1943, WJCS has grown from a tiny agency to one that provides services to 20,0000 residents each year throughout Westchester. He and all the other honorees, accepted the Proclamations on behalf of WJCS’s hardworking 770+ staff members, Board of Directors, and volunteers and in gratitude to the Board of Legislators and other government and community partners,  foundations, and donors who make its work possible. As Jan Fisher noted, WJCS’s work is driven by the moral imperative of “tikkun olam” (repairing the world).

The excitement of the evening reception has extended throughout the week, as the Jumbotron in front of the Westchester County Center declared Tuesday May 8 WJCS Day, Wednesday May 9 Alan  Trager Day, Thursday May 10 Bernie Kimberg Day, and Friday May 11 Jan Fisher Day. 


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