2013-09-04 / Federation

Jamie Dollinger to be honored Oct. 13

JAMIE DOLLINGER JAMIE DOLLINGER Jamie Dollinger will receive the Shellie Greenspun Young Leadership Award at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation. The dinner meeting is set for Sunday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus in Cherry Hill.

The award was established in 1991 in memory of Shellie Greenspun, a past Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey leader, chair of the Allied Jewish Appeal Women’s Campaign, and an ardent supporter of local Jewish community services and the State of Israel. It recognizes an emerging leader whose ability and commitment to the Jewish people is seen as evidence of future leadership within the Jewish community. The honoree is invited to join the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s community leadership delegation to the General Assembly Conference of the Jewish Federations of North America.

This year’s recipient, Jamie Dollinger, describes herself as “a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, businesswoman, animal lover, and active community volunteer.”

As if that were not enough, Dollinger will serve as a co-chair of Super Sunday for the second year in a row. She currently serves on the Jewish Federation Board, the board of Kellman Brown Academy, the Jewish Community Foundation Grants Committee, and the Cong. Beth El Ritual Advisory Committee.

“I grew up in Cherry Hill. Jewish Federation is ‘in my blood.’ I learned from a young age the importance of Jewish Federation and all that it does. My father, z”l, was an amazing role model in teaching me the importance of tzedekah—both in time and money.”

After graduating from Lafayette College, Dollinger moved to Atlanta, where she lived for 10 years. “That is where my Jewish journey began, and eventually took off!” She prides herself on being a groundbreaker in the Jewish community. She was the youngest member of the Board at Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta, and the first woman to lead the morning minyan both there, and after eventually returning to Cherry Hill, at Cong. Beth El. Upon her return to New Jersey, she immediately threw herself into serving the community, first as a board member at Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) and then for several years as the chair of Super Week. She also serves as a tireless member of the local Chevre Kadisha, Jewish burial society.

In addition to her volunteer work, Dollinger has maintained a professional career both in and out of the Jewish community. She was the corporate controller of various telecom companies in Atlanta. She has been a B’nai Mitzvah teacher at Beth El for almost 10 years, and she recently opened a tzniut, modest clothing, boutique in her home, “Jamie D Boutique,” which sells modest skirts, tops, and more for women and girls. All of the clothing is made in Israel.

Jamie and her husband, Rob Hirsch, are proud parents to Rivka, Avraham, and Devora, all of whom are students at Kellman Brown Academy.

The entire community is invited to attend the Federation Annual Meeting. For additional information, look for the Annual Meeting ad in this issue of the Voice; call the Federation offices at 751-9500, ext. 1209, or go to www.jewishsouthjersey.org

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