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Tribute Honorees

“...and they walked together”     וַיֵּלְכוּ שְׁנֵיהֶם יַחְדָּו

Neve Shalom is thrilled to honor our mutual friends, Barbara and Eliot Spack, as its 2019 Tribute honorees.  For over forty-five years, they have walked together at the forefront of our congregation and the global Jewish community.

Both behind the scenes and on the bimah, Barbara and Eliot’s leadership has had a profound impact on our shul.  Eliot regularly serves as our Gabbai Rishon and is one of the first to greet everyone coming through our doors.  Barbara reads Torah often, leads Shabbat and holiday services, and is a founding member of our choir.  Between them, Barbara and Eliot have served on nearly every committee at the synagogue.  Their involvement has a particular focus on Israel, a shared passion, with Barbara having chaired our Israeli Awareness committee and Eliot chairing the Susy Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Fund, which has sponsored over 140 teens travelling to Israel.

Barbara and Eliot are exemplary leaders at the national and international level.  Barbara has served for nearly 40 years on the Hadassah National Board as a Vice President, with portfolios ranging from youth, to Israel, to leadership development.  She also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Jewish National Fund and sat on the organizing board of the Jewish Family Services of Northern Middlesex County.  Eliot elevated the status of Jewish education nationally for over 26 years as the Executive Director for the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), sat on the board of the New Jersey Y camps, and has served on the boards and provided counsel to many national Jewish organizations.  Both Eliot and Barbara are honored as life trustees of the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.

We are privileged to honor Barbara and Eliot in recognition of their outstanding service to the Jewish people.  We will celebrate their honor with an event scheduled for Sunday, April 7 at Neve Shalom, and we will commemorate our honorees with a special tribute journal, which we hope will be filled with congratulatory messages from all those whose lives have been enriched through knowing Barbara and Eliot.

Thank you for joining us in expressing our deep appreciation for this deserving couple.
 

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Tue, August 20 2019 19 Av 5779