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These six awards are given annually to members of the Southern California Jewish community who have exemplified the Jewish professional values outlined in the Brit HaMiktzoa through their work.

Honors Dinner - Thursday, December 14th @ Sephardic Temple

Complete the nomination form today for a mentor/ colleague/ friend/ staff member who has made an impact on your organization/community. 

Deadline for nominations is October 3rd!!

The Career Achievement Award

First presented in 1985, the Career Achievement Award is the premier award of the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California. This award recognizes outstanding achievement and accomplishments by a tenured professional who has served a minimum of ten (10) years in the field. It acknowledges a lifetime of contributions to the organized Jewish Community. The award is funded out of the Jewish Community Foundation and comes with a stipend.

The Alan J. Kassin Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement  

The Outstanding Professional Achievement Award is the oldest of the JCPSC awards, initiated in 1982 and named in memory of our colleague Alan Kassin. 

It recognizes an individual whose recent (during the previous 1-5 years) 

professional leadership, creativity and accomplishment have significantly enhanced an agency or expanded a service within an agency. The award is funded out of the Jewish Community Foundation and comes with a stipend.

The Dora and Charles Mesnick Award for Achievement in Senior Adult Programming 

Initiated in 1992, the Dora and Charles Mesnick Award for Achievement in Senior Adult Programming recognize a professional who has initiated or further developed a senior adult program servicing the ever-growing Jewish senior populations of Southern California. The award is funded by the Dora & Charles Mesnick Fund and comes with a stipend.

The Mark Meltzer Young Professional Award  

(Previously,  The Mark Meltzer New & Innovative Programming Award 2001-2013) 

Endowed by Mark Meltzer, Former Executive Director of the Jewish Free Loan of Los Angeles, the Mark Meltzer Young Professional Award acknowledges a young professional - under 45, with a minimum of 10 years in the field - who has made impact in their work in The Jewish Community.  It recognizes the creative initiative prevalent in our professional community and comes with a stipend provided by Mr. Meltzer.

The Award for Professional Excellence in Fundraising 

Established in 2003, the Excellence in Fundraising Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the specific field of fundraising. This award is sponsored by the JCPSC and comes with a stipend.

The Bobbi Asimow Award for Professional Mentorship  

Established in 2006 in memory of our colleague, Bobbi Asimow, the Bobbi Asimow Award for Professional Mentorship recognizes an individual who has served as a mentor to other Jewish communal professionals or lay leadership and who has nurtured, effectively supervised, or otherwise served as a model for professionals in the Jewish communal field. In particular, this award recognizes personal mentorship that impacts more than one individual and goes beyond one's job description.The Asimow Award stipend is provided by Michael Asimow through the Bobbi Asimow Memorial Fund.


To view previous award recipients, please visit our website!

** If you are a previous award recipient and wish to be on our nomination committee to help select this year's winners please email**


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