Close to 250 people came out to celebrate Dana Lichtenberg of Randolph and Alia Ramer of Maplewood as they received the Julius and Bessie Cohn Young Leadership Award at Spring Fling on May 12, at the Crestmont Country Club in West Orange.
Sponsored by the Young Leadership Division and Young Women’s Campaign of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ, the event was cochaired by Rachel Fink and Erica Lieberman, both of North Caldwell, and Lisa Slater of Livingston.
In addition to hearing remarks from the honorees, guests watched videotaped tributes from Israelis in MetroWest’s partner communities and messages of appreciation from colleagues and family members.
Lichtenberg, Morris County outreach coordinator at JCC MetroWest, is a leader in UJC MetroWest’s Women’s Philanthropy and its UJA campaign, a member of Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet, and an alumna of the 2009 Epstein Leadership Mission. She also writes a weekly blog, “Dishin’ with Dana,” and is a member of Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael.
Ramer, who has been active with YLD and YWC for more than 15 years, currently serves as vice president of communications for Women’s Philanthropy and was also a member of the 2009 Epstein Leadership Mission. A member of Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, she also serves on the board of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and writes an NJJN blog, “Our Tribe and Joy.”
The late Julius H. Cohn created the award in 1956 to recognize two individuals who have demonstrated growth and leadership in service to UJC and the MetroWest Jewish community.