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Samuel Sacks Achievement Award


Samuel Sacks, a dedicated and devoted member of the congregation and of the Men’s Club, established a fund 36 years ago whereby the Temple receives a yearly contribution. Mr. Sacks also wished to recognize members of the congregation for their service and support of the Temple.

Each year since 1977, the Men’s Club board of directors has established a committee to recommend deserving individuals to receive the Samuel Sacks Achievement Award. The following recipients have been honored for their dedication, devotion and service to Congregation Emanu-El:


1977 Maxwell M. Rabb 1997 Marvin L. J. Schrank
1978 Cantor Arthur Wolfson 1998 Phyllis Hahn
Cantor Howard Nevison
1979 Alvin E. Coleman
Alfred Bachrach
1999 The Gould Family
1980 Rabbi Ronald B. Sobel 2000 Marcia Waxman
1981 Mervin H. Riseman 2001 Charles S. Salomon
1982 Henry Fruhauf 2002 David E. Marrus
1983 Edwin A. Malloy 2003 Francine Urist
Stuart Goldsmith
1984 Emmy Lou Pepper
Morton Pepper
2004 Carl M. Bornstein
1985 Frank Greenwall 2005 Richard R. Valcourt
1986 Dr. Lester J. Waldman 2006 Frances A. Hess
1987 Bernard Breslin 2007 Jocelyn F. Chait
Andrew H. Chait
1988 Jeanne S. Theodore 2008 Mark H. Heutlinger
Andrew H. Chait
1989 Joanne E. Sobel
Warren W. Zorek
2009 Miriam K. Reines
1990 Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau 2010 Philippe D. Radley
1991 Herbert C. Bernard 2011 Martin A. and Hon. Susan S. Danoff
1992 Eugene H. Kummel
Reva G. Kirschberg
2012 Eve Haberman
1993 Rabbi David M. Posner 2013 The Tikkun Olam Committee
1994 Oscar S. Straus II 2014 Ross Brady
Hadassa Mushinsky
1995 Dr. Mark W. Weisstuch 2015 Rona Weinstein
Norden Hahn
1996 Maxwell J. Moss  2016  Ramlal (“Joe”) Bissram


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