Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Community Enrichment Award

Rabbi StampferThe Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Community Enrichment Award was created in 1999 to honor Rabbi Stampfer on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his ordination. The award is sponsored by the organizations that the Rabbi helped establish: Institute for Judaic Studies, Oregon Jewish Museum, Oregon Holocaust Resource Center, Camp Solomon Schechter and Congregation Neveh Shalom, where he served for 40 years.

The purpose of the award is to honor an individual(s) or organization who has enriched Jewish cultural, educational and/or community life with the dedication that is exemplified by Rabbi Stampfer. The awardee(s), chosen by representatives of the five above organizations from community nominations, can be Jewish or non-Jewish, living or posthumous, and be recognized for a lifetime of achievement or a specific project. The award is presented annually at a non-fundraising event.

Current award informaion is provided HERE, at the website of Congregation Neveh Shalom.

The recipients of the award have been:

2013 James H. Winkler
2012 Arden & Lois Shenker
2011 Priscilla Kostiner, Merritt Linn
2010 Ruben & Elizabeth Menashe
2009 Min Zidell & Family
2008 Madeline Nelson & Family

2007 Irwin & Renee Holzman
2006 Alan & Eve Rosenfeld
2005 Victor and Toinette Menashe
2005 Shirley Tanzer (z"l) (In Memoriam)
2004 Henry Blauer (z"l)
2003 Milt Carl
2002 Jerry & Helen Stern

2001 Hershal Tanzer (z"l)
1999 Rabbi Joshua Stampfer


The Youth Recognition Program

In 2006 the Stampfer Award committee decided to add a new component to the program which would recognize our Jewish youth who have demonstrated exceptional devotion to the following causes: advancing Jewish learning, creating a stronger Jewish and overall community, a more ethical and peaceful world, in brief, to Tikkun Olam. It is our hope that, by being at the Stampfer Award event and witnessing the high esteem shown for those who enrich our community, these young people will be encouraged to continue on the path they have begun.