Tina Sheinbein to Receive JFL President’s Award at Virtual Event | Community
Tina Sheinbein, former executive director of Jewish Free Loan, will receive JFL’s President’s Award at a special virtual event on May 23, 2021.
“I am honored and honored to share this exciting news,” Sheinbein posted on her Facebook page to her family and friends. “The Jewish Free Loan is a passion that I am fortunate to be a part of. Thank you to JFL for giving me this honor and recognition.
The award, established in 2007, is awarded to a person, organization or institution that “encourages Jewish continuity and reflects the values and principles” of the organization, according to JFL. Ora Zutler, President of JFL, will present the award to Sheinbein on behalf of the Board of Directors.
Sheinbein was selected for her service and leadership “in enabling Jewish individuals and families to improve their lives and achieve greater stability in their long-term well-being,” according to a JFL statement. .
“Aside from being humbled and honored, I truly recognize that neither of us succeeds in a vacuum,” Sheinbein said via email. “It’s always a team, the village that makes for success. Staff, board and volunteers, professional colleagues, donors and, in the case of Jewish Free Loan, borrowers who trust our program and come to us for loans and the guarantors who stand by sides of borrowers. Truly an amazing group of talented, caring and dedicated individuals creating an amazing team. My success is their success.
Sheinbein worked for JFL for over 15 years. She started as Director of Development and Outreach and later became Managing Director of the organization. She brought her vision and dedication to JFL and was also a major promoter of the creation of the named loan fund program.
Since her retirement in June 2020, Sheinbein has become the part-time coordinator of the JFL International Association.
Kathy Rood of Jewish Family & Children’s Services received the last President’s Award in 2019. Usually the award is presented as part of the JFL Annual Meeting, a large in-person gathering. But in order to ensure the health and safety of the community, Zutler will present the award to Sheinbein at a virtual Gratitude Gathering event. It will be a live broadcast thanking the community for their support throughout the past year, and providing an update on the impact of JFL. Jn