TRUMBULL – Michelle Scinto of Trumbull is recipient of the Muriel J. Frankel Award, presented by Congregation B’nai Torah in Trumbull. Scinto will receive her award at the synagogue’s Shabbat services on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Scinto moved to Connecticut after graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in hotel restaurant management. She first became involved at B’nai Torah when her older daughter attended the synagogue’s nursery school and Scinto began assisting Beth Schwartz, then director of education, to reestablish the Talmud Torah’s PTO. As PTO president, she helped the next education direction, Beth Tepper, create an art program for the Talmud Torah. Over the years, Scinto has served the synagogue as Board treasurer, co-chair of the 2011 Art Auction, and as one of the organizers of the 2011 Presidential Gala. After making the tallit for her daughter’s bat mitzvah, she was asked to lead a tallit-making class.
“Michelle is a very wonderful and remarkably capable woman. Her work ethic is based on grace and eloquence. There is no project too difficult, no task too complicated. It is a pleasure to have worked with her,” says Tepper.
In addition to her volunteer work at B’nai Torah, Scinto previously served as a girl scout leader for her daughter Kayla’s troop and was an active member of the Trumbull Junior Women’s Club, now known as Trumbull Community Women.
In addition to Kayla, who is a high school student, Scinto and her husband, Tony, are the parents of another daughter, Sara, who is in middle school. Tony Scinto is a member of the Trumbull Town Council.