The Board of Directors of Jewish Family Service of Lancaster voted to name the annual Volunteer of the Year Award after Jean Feldstein, who embodied volunteerism in her daily life. Jean was a member of the JFS Board from 2000 to her untimely death in 2009. During that time, she was JFS’ Treasurer, Editor of its Ad Book, and Representative to the JCAL (Jewish Community Alliance of Lancaster) Board.
Jean was also an active member at Temple Beth El, in their Sisterhood, as well as the Temple, serving on many committees including the search committees for three rabbis. She was Editor of the Temple Beth El Bulletin and was the major designer of the sanctuary in their Rohrerstown Road building. In 1995 she was recognized as Congregant of the Year.
In addition, Jean volunteered in the general community by serving on the Youth Activities Committee of the West Hempfield Police Department. Her knowledge, experience and skills were used to assist pre-delinquent teenagers to have a second chance and avoid entering the legal system.
Requirement to win the Award