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Jewish FAMILY Services

The Golub Family Exemplifying true community builders. The Golub Family (Neil & Jane, Jerel & Geraldine, David & Andrea and Mona & Marie), through their businesses and personally, have enthusiastically supported many non-profits throughout the Capital District. The Golubs’ heartfelt community involvement have benefitted organizations such as St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Albany Medical Center, Proctor’s Theatre, Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, Albany Symphony, The Doane Stuart School, Union College, Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, and many, many others. And giving back is in their DNA. “Going back to the days of our grandfather, pre-1930, there was always a strong incentive to help others and do for the less fortunate,” said Neil Golub. “Helping the community is instinctive. Sharing with the community, whether corporate or personal, or giving time and effort has always been part of our makeup,” added Neil. We are proud to present the Golub Family with the Anschel Weiss Community Builders Award. They truly embrace the spirit of this award: serving humanity with humility.


FAMILY Services

Northeastern New York

Welcome to Jewish Family Services’ 160th Anniversary Celebration. This is a very special evening for us as we present the 2014 Anschel Weiss Community Builders Award to the Golub Family. As we look back on our years of serving the community, it seemed only natural to honor a family who shares with us the tradition of giving back. Together, we recognize the responsibility to help individuals and families who are facing life’s struggles. In 1854, JFS began as a committee of concerned community members who provided assistance to new immigrants and their families, who came to Albany from Europe. Now, 160 years later, many of our services are the same: clinicians provide supportive services for seniors so they can age in place, with dignity, in the comfort of their homes; we work to protect children and preserve families through supervised visitation and co-parenting; we dispatch volunteers to drive Jewish seniors, so they can get where they want to go; and people turn to us for counseling as they struggle with life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety or trauma. At the core of our services, and at the heart of the Golub family, is that we are guided by the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam (repairing the world)—a tradition that will endure in years to come. We are pleased that you have joined us to celebrate the accomplishments of our distinguished honorees and we thank our sponsors whose generosity ensures the continuation of essential services for those in need. Robert Gumson

Christine A. Holle

President Executive Director

160th Anniversary Committee HONORARY CO-CHAIRS Rabbi Matthew & Sharon Cutler Karen & Jerry Hausler William Sullivan Ilene & Jerry Sykes

HONORARY COMMITTEE Nanette & Arthur Brenner Senator Neil D. Breslin Ronald Canestrari Winnie Chuckrow Linda Cohen Phyllis S. Cohen Brian & Karen Daniels Jocelyn Dax Reynold W. Easton Steven & Sherry Einhorn Marisa Eismann Eitan & Malka Evan Evy & Larry Farbstein Barry & Leslie Feinman Marvin & Sherry Freedman Dr. & Mrs. Harvey Friedman Marvin Garfinkel Mara Ginsberg & Jeffrey Pohl Sherry Gold Neil & Jane Golub Gary & Genie Greenhouse Robert Gumson Margaret S. Harvey Gary & Christine Holle Lauren & Harold Iselin

Ernest & Gloria Kahn Dale & Richard Katz Barry & Sara Lee Larner Eric Larner Leslie & Mark Laven Glenn Liebman Karen & Alan Lobel Sheila & Ira Lobel Steve & Vivian Lobel Benjamin Mendel, Jr. Bill & Betty Nathan John J. Nigro Al & Meryl Norek Michelle Ostrelich & Howard Schlossberg Sheila & Harvey Randall Judith H. Rettig Stephen Ribner & Monica Tan Deborah Rosen Zamer BJ & Peter Rosenfeld Saratoga Performing Arts Center Robert & Gail Schwartz Kenneth & Nancie Segel Dr. Gavin & Karen Setzen Clara Simon Chuck & Marcy Steiner Lynette & Michael Tucker Mark Weintraub Michael G. Weisberg Mel Wilcove & Laura Cohen Rachael Woren

160th Anniversary Committee

Celebration Committee Karen Setzen Chair Christine Holle Katherine Howland Monica Tan

Special Acknowledgements Schmaltz Brewery in Clifton Park Allstar Wine and Spirits in Latham Miller Printing and Litho in Amsterdam

JFS Board of Directors OFFICERS


Robert Gumson

Brian Daniels Dr. Marvin Garfinkel Glenn Liebman Bill Nathan Alfred M. Norek Karen Setzen Rachael Woren Deborah Rosen Zamer


Linda Cohen Vice President

Clara Simon Secretary

Ira Lobel Treasurer

Jocelyn Dax Assistant Secretary

Stephen A. Ribner


Past President

JFS MISSION Jewish Family Services of NENY strengthens individual, family, and community life through activities rooted in the values of the community’s obligation to support and assist its members and in a tradition of helping people help themselves.

160th Anniversary Program Reception

Welcome Robert Gumson

Invocation Rabbi Matthew Cutler

Awards Presentation Community Builders Award Presentation to the Golub Family Steve Lobel Honorees Remarks Neil and Jane Golub Closing Remarks Christine Holle

Corporate Sponsors

Neil & Jane Golub

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Karen and Gerry Hausler

Corporate Sponsors

Banking with a Purpose

Law Offices of

Bruce S. Trachtenberg

160th Anniversary Special Donors The following individuals were not able to join us as we honored the Golub Family, but have made donations to JFS in their honor and extend their heartfelt congratulations: Victoria Chase A. Richard & Diane A. Goodman Hershel M. Graubart Walter & Roberta Greenberg Joel & F. Julia Helfman Gloria & Allan Herkowitz James & Carolyn Levine Rabbi Theodore Lichtenfeld Judy Rosen Real Estate George Louis Sarachan Michael & Barbara Scher Martin Siegel Rabbi Paul & Faye Silton Norman & Adele Strominger Dr. & Mrs. Twitty Styles Frances Waldman Richard L. Weisz Ellen Zirin

Jewish Family Services 2013 Programs & Services A. Counseling & Visitation Services B. NNORC C. Community Services D. Senior Adult Services E. Administration F. Project 5

F 29% 26% 9% 13% 16% 7%




Through the support and generosity of our sponsors and all who attended this evening, JFS is able to provide: 188 supervised visits 50 individual and family counseling sessions 75 crisis intervention visits 78 in-home counseling sessions for the elderly and disabled 36 psych-educational group sessions 50 in-home supportive service visits to the elderly That’s a total of 534 units of services to individuals, couples and families in the community who might otherwise not have been able to receive needed services.

Thank you!

Serving the Community Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York has been a resource for individuals and families in the community for 160 years. As one of the oldest Jewish non-profits in the country, JFS’ long history has been an evolution—from a subset of community groups working to address the needs of immigrants, families and children to a single agency; from an agency focused on the Jewish community to serving the entire community; from a volunteer organization to a professional one; and from a provider of charitable assistance to a provider of comprehensive human services. The breadth and depth of services Jewish Family Services provides today is much greater than it was 160 years ago. However, what has not changed over its long history is its mission and its responsiveness to community needs. Today, JFS touches the lives of approximately 3000 people each year through the following programs: Counseling and Supervised Visitation Services Our professional staff of licensed therapists work with individuals, couples and families to help them resolve a range of life challenges including, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma, and life transitions. Our mental health professionals provide Supervised and Therapeutic Visitation, helping parents overcome the barriers keeping them from achieving visitation with their children, with the ultimate goal of unsupervised visits (reunification). Additional services include: Anger Management Counseling and Mental Health Evaluations.

Serving the Community Senior Service Coordination JFS coordinates multiple programs into one comprehensive service delivery package for seniors of the region, reducing the fragmentation of services and using resources more efficiently. Senior services provided are: In-Home Clinical Counseling, Care Management, Family Conferences, Project Five —a volunteer transportation service, and the geographically-designated Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Community (NNORC) Aging in Place Program. Community Services Through community services we provide support for the physical, emotional and social well being of Capital District community members. The Norek/Moses Transitions Program offers support, counseling and/or advocacy services to individuals and their families coping with serious medical, emotional or financial crises. Community Outreach assists individuals and families coping with family, workplace, addiction, and domestic discord issues. Haven Through a recent partnership with Haven of Schenectady, JFS now provides individualized support and encouragement to help people who are grieving. Whether they lost a loved one, are coping with job or career loss or have health issues, grief is unique to each person’s needs and circumstances and our bereavement counselors provide the compassionate care through the grieving process.

JFS Staff Christine A. Holle, Executive Director Katherine Howland, Director of Finance and Administration Virginia Gohkale, CPA, Controller Monica Tan, Marketing Manager Julia Teal, Office Manager Carole Ann Johnson, Receptionist NNORC & SENIOR ADULT SERVICES Michelle Dannenhoffer-Cau, NNORC Social Work/Case Management Coordinator

Judith A. England, RN, NNORC Senior Health Education Coordinator Patricia Gumson, RN, NNORC Community Nurse Tom Link, NNORC Handyman Helene Hassenfeld, Senior Adult Services Rita Schachne, RN, Coordinator, Norek-Moses Transitions Program PROJECT V Sally Bratspis, MSW, Ed.M, Program Coordinator HAVEN Maryanne Malecki, Program Director Lakeai Bowman, Bereavement Counselor Heather J. Lewis, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor Elaine Raad, Bereavement Counselor Diane Sager, Bereavement Counselor COUNSELING SERVICES James L. Sautter, LCSW-R, Clinical Supervisor Elizabeth Herr, LCSW, Clinician SUPERVISED VISITATION SERVICES Nancy Dunn, LMHC, Program Coordinator Heather J. Lewis, LMSW, Clinician & Visit Supervisor Elizabeth Dougherty, MHC, Visit Supervisor Clare Visk, Visit Supervisor Wendy Crookes, Visit Supervisor



Dr. R. Mark Sullivan 2010 Recipient of the “Community Builders Award”


Nigro Companies Congratulates The Golub Family 2014 Recipients of the Community Builders Award

Gavin Setzen MD Lawrence S. Kaufman MD Siobhan Kuhar MD Nora Perkins MD John Gavin MD Robert T. Adelson MD Michael Dailey MD

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to the Golub Family Thank you for your continued dedication to our community

Susan Hare MS CCC-SLP Deanna Ross AuD Marcia Perretta AuD Tricia Brown AuD Dana Wilhite AuD Judith Martin LRT CTM

The 16,000 hands of AlbAny MedicAl center’s employees are usually associated with healing…. But tonight they applaud

Jewish Family services for its important work in the community and members of the Golub Family for their steadfast commitment to “serving humanity with humility.”

CONGRATULATIONS to the Golub Family on their receipt of the

Anschel Weiss Community Builders Award We are proud to be a part of your construction team.


FOR A BETTER TOMORROW FENIMORE ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC. Fenimore Private Client Group & FAM Funds / Cobleskill, NY

The Golub Family Thank You for all you do! Karen & Gerry Hausler

We salute the Golubs and thank them for their generous support of miSci. Welcome guests and friends.

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Member FDIC

Omni is pleased to join Jewish Family Services in honoring

The Golub Family Neil and Jane, Jerel and Geraldine, David and Andrea, Mona and Marie


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For over 80 years, the Golub Corporation, parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets, has believed in and practiced good corporate citizenship. Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation exists in an effort to enhance and improve the quality of life within Price Chopper communities. We are committed to nurturing the roots of our communities, helping them to thrive, and are proud to give support to organizations like Jewish Family Services, which help to enrich the lives of us all.

Congratulations to tonight’s honorees,

The Golub Family Banking with a Purpose

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Wilson Elser applauds this evening’s honorees, Jerry and Ilene Sykes, for their enthusiastic support of not-for-profit organizations throughout the Capital District. We are honored to be a sponsor of tonight’s event.

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The JFS Board of Directors and staff commend the Golub Family for preserving the tradition of helping families in our community.

Yasher koach to the Golub family, and thank


Your generous reach into the community means that in the

Golub Family Memory Enhancement Center our residents can reach toward a more fulfilling life.

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Mazel Tov! The Golub Family Neil & Jane Jerel & Geraldine David & Andrea Mona & Marie on being honored by Jewish Family Services at the 160th Anniversary Celebration From the staff and leadership at

The Golub Center 184 Washington Avenue Ext | Albany, NY 12203 518.783.7800 |

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* It starts here, at a college that does big things for its students’ futures. With an environment that fosters expression and creativity in every major, a faculty with incredible talent and reputation, and longstanding partnerships throughout the Capital Region (and beyond), The College of Saint Rose provides the framework for a lifetime of knowledge and a passion to succeed. The College of Saint Rose congratulates the Golub Family for being honored for their contributions and leadership in our community. Thank you for all that you do to make our region a strong and vibrant place to live, work and learn.


Kol Ha-Kavod to Jewish Family Services and The Golub Family for their outstanding service to the community. Nanette and Arthur Brenner

Mazel Tov to the Golub Family. Your leadership and generosity have been instrumental in creating institutions, program and services which have greatly contributed to the quality of life in our community. Thank you for all your years of dedication and commitment. May you go from strength to strength. Eitan and Malka


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Congratulations to a family that knows how to inspire the whole community. The Feinman, Fusco and Brownell Families

Congratulations on this great honor

The family of St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church in Albany, NY, would like to thank the Golub Family for their continued support and for nurturing the roots of our community for over 80 years. 440 Whitehall Road, Albany, N.Y.

Hebrew Academy wishes

Rachael Woren ‫מזל טוב‬

on the honor of joining the JFS Board of Directors. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE ROOTED IN TRADITION 54 Sand Creek Road

Albany, New York 12205

518-482-0464 phone

518-482-0129 fax

In Appreciation Tobi & Irwin Applebaum Innovative Invitations 518-399-8476

Happy 160th Anniversary to Jewish Family Services

Neil D. Breslin State Senator

Congratulations to the Golub Family and to JFS’ Anniversary. Susan Ungerman

Thank You, to all the

GOLUB FAMILY Mike & Nancy McNulty

Thank You!


Jewish Family Services 160th Anniversary Program Book  

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