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Stamford JFS to honor four with Mitzvah Award

Faye Manger, the B.L. Manger Foundation and the Hebrew Ladies Educational League (HLEL) are recipients of the 31st Annual Mitzvah Awards presented by Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Stamford, it was announced recently by JFS Executive Director Matt Greenberg. The award will be presented at An Evening with JFS, the agency’s annual celebration to be held on Sunday, May 23, 5:30 p.m., at Temple Beth El in Stamford. Robin Treidel will receive the 2010 Young Leadership Award .

“The support of the Hebrew Ladies Educational League and the Manger Foundation has been vital to JFS’ efforts to provide comprehensive social services and emergency assistance to our clients,” said Greenberg.
The Hebrew Ladies Educational League was established in 1904 by a group of women who met both to socialize and raise money to provide assistance for needy Jewish families. Since the passing of Marcia Lieberman, the League’s last president, the fund has been overseen by the members of the JFS board, many of whom are descendants of the original group.
“We hope their families will join us at the event to help pay tribute to the 100 year-old legacy of their mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers,” added Matt Greenberg.
One of those women is longtime Stamford resident Faye Manger, who became involved with HLEL through her mother-in-law, Minnie Manger, who was a founding member of the group. Manger has since expanded her commitment through charitable giving and volunteerism both locally and in Israel.
The B.L. Manger Foundation, established by Faye’s husband Bernard Manger, z”l, is a charitable foundation that provides funding to Jewish cultural and educational causes and to medical research in the U.S. and Israel.
Robin Treidel, who lives in Fairfield and works in Stamford, is chair of the Young Jewish Professionals at Temple Beth El; a board member of United Jewish Federation; and serves on the committee of Tapestry. She is also chair of JTT (“Jewish Singles in their Twenties and Thirties”). Through Young Professionals, Robin has established a group that volunteers for JFS’ Kosher Food Pantry. Professionally, Treidel is a senior program specialist for PPSI, Stamford, a subsidiary of PAREXEL.
In addition to the presentation of awards, “An Evening with JFS” will also feature a silent auction.
For additional information call (203) 921-4161.

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