Annual Pillars of the Community Awards celebrates locals who have made significant contributions

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)– The Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center hosted their 15th Annual Pillars of the Community Awards on Sunday morning at the Congregation Beth Abraham Jacob.

NEWS10 ABC’s Anya Tucker emceed the event, celebrating local people who have made exceptional contributions to the education and well being of children and seniors. The honorees have all contributed to the JCC and to the Jewish community at large.

Of those recognized are Carl Bloomberg, Leslie and Barry Feinman, Morris Losice, Claire Sigal, Ryan Fleischer, and Gabrielle Schaffer.

Over the past 15 years the recipients of the awards have been from all walks of life and not all are Jewish. All proceeds from Sunday’s event will go to youth and senior programs for the center.

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