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.

The 2013 event will take place at the Benson Hotel on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Benson Hotel.

Click HERE if you're interested in making a donation to the fund that supports this award.

The recipients of the award have been:

2012 Arden & Lois Shenker, who were presented with the Stampfer Enrichment Award on May 17, 2012 at the Benson Hotel.
2011 Priscilla Kostiner
2010 Ruben & Elizabeth Menashe
2009 Min Zidell & Famil
2008 Madeline Nelson & Family

2007 Irwin & Renee Holzman
2006 Alan & Eve Rosenfeld
2005 Shirley Tanzer - In Memoriam
2004 Henry Blauer
2003 Milt Carl
2002 Jerry & Helen Stern

2001 Hershal Tanzer
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.