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JFS “Family Champions”

WEST HARTFORD — Bernie Selig, a Jewish Family Service of Greater Hartford (JFS) volunteer, and Marie Vick, JFS administrative assistant, were honored recently by the CT Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA) at the Council’s Celebration of Family Champions. The two were recognized for what the Council called “their many contributions to support our mission of strengthening Connecticut’s families” and for going “above and beyond the call of duty to embrace the agency mission and positively impact the lives of families.”

“We fully realize how fortunate we are to have him with us at JFS,” said JFS Executive Director Anne Danaher of Selig, who lives in West Hartford and is a retired engineer. “He is dedicated, reliable, and committed to JFS. In all of his efforts, he never seeks recognition and, in fact, he wanted to decline this award because he sees his service as a privilege. In the Jewish tradition, Bernie is healing the world each day.”

Danaher also lauded Vick, a resident of Windsor.” “Each day as she greets clients and visitors to JFS, we hear about her kindness and the way she treats everyone with such respect,” Danaher said. “She creates an atmosphere where all feel like family and friends. For her, dignity for all is the way she treats JFS clients and the way she lives her life. Marie does not seek recognition, but is a woman of faith who conducts her life in this caring and thoughtful manner. Marie lives the JFS and CCFSA mission each day.”

CAP: At the Celebration of Family Champions: (l to r) Bernie Selig, Marie Vick, Anne Danaher and Diane Manning, CCFSA board chair.

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