The 2022 Honorees
Maryland Senator Jill P. Carter
The Bainum Family Foundation
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2021 Heschel Vision Awards
JUFJ’s Heschel Vision Awards celebrate members of our community who take action with deep moral commitment and who inspire and empower others. It’s a chance for all of us to be reminded of our values and to be together in community.
This year’s event took place on Sunday, November 7 with an online celebration showcasing inspiring honorees and the accomplishments of the JUFJ community. Thank you to everyone who joined us and made an incredible event possible!
Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors
Sponsors make our work possible, now and all year long, and we are honored to have support from individuals, families, congregations, and organizations.
Sponsorships are available at a wide variety of levels. The full list of sponsorship levels are included on the Heschel registration form.
About the Heschel Awards
JUFJ was founded by a small group of longtime activists and younger community organizers who were inspired to action after attending a class on the teachings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. He saw the teachings of the Prophets as a call for social action in our time, and was a prominent leader in the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s.
Many of the hallmarks of JUFJ’s work—commitment to multicultural and interfaith coalitions, and concern for the most vulnerable in our society—are founded on Heschel’s teachings and the movements he helped lead.
For many of us the march from Selma to
Montgomery was both protest and prayer…
Even without words, our march was worship.
I felt my legs were praying.
— Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, 1965
Previous Heschel Honorees
Abigail, Emma, and Zoe Levine
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
Ana María Archila
Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Ben & Beth Wikler
Betsy Krieger & Karen Kreisberg
Rabbi Bob Saks
Bruce and Susie Turnbull
David (z”l) & Carla (z”l) Cohen
Rabbi David Shneyer
The DC Initiative on Racial Equity and its Coordinating Committee, accepted by co-facilitators Alicia Wilson and Dushaw Hockett
Eli & Kavitha Kasargod-Staub
Elissa Froman (z”l)
Councilmember Elissa Silverman
The England Family Foundation
George Derek Musgrove
Isabel “Liz” Dunst
Representative Jamie Raskin
Jerry Levine & Sarah Pokempner
Jessica Champagne & Max Toth
Jonathan Stern (z”l) & Karen Paul
Attorney General Karl A. Racine
Governor Martin O’Malley
Mary Ann Stein
Roberta “Bert” Ritvo
Roxie Herbekian & Ken Zinn
Sam Rosen Jewler
Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation
UFCW Local 400’s Political & Community Affairs Team, represented by Dyana Forester and Kim Mitchell