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TBE Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award

06/28/2023 01:28:39 PM


Betsy Abramson was honored with the 2023 Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award at the TBE annual meeting on June 4. The award was presented by Betsy’s son Aaron Seligman, who spoke about Betsy as a role model for himself and his family. 

Betsy has served many roles at TBE, including president from 2000 to 2002. She created and co-chaired the first TBE Mitzvah Day, raised funds and developed the children’s library, chaired the Urgency of Now initiative, created and led the first Leadership Development cohorts, and served on the Senior Shabbat, Religious School, and capital campaign committees. She is currently active with the Social Action Committee and serves as co-chair of the Racial Justice Action Team, where she wrote the grant and organized placements for TBE’s participation in the Boys and Girls Club summer internship program.
In accepting the award, Betsy thanked the clergy and staff for fostering a culture of volunteering at TBE. She gave her reasons for volunteering as (1) family tradition, inspired by her parents, who were both volunteers for their temple in Appleton; (2) the importance of maintaining Jewish values and growing a thriving Jewish community; and (3) the opportunity to meet marvelous people. She said that she looks forward to many more years of volunteering at TBE, building a stronger Jewish community, and having fun doing it.

December 10, 2023 27 Kislev 5784