Heritage Award presented to the Sendrows and Siefers


On Saturday, Dec. 2 the Arizona Jewish Historical Society will present Susan and Mark Sendrow and Nancy and Stu Siefer with the 2017 Heritage Award at the Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center. The Heritage Award is presented to individuals who have made an exceptional impact on our community through outstanding leadership, service and dedication.

Together, these two couples have enriched the Valley with over four decades of volunteerism, civic engagement and philanthropy.

Susan and Mark Sendrow are retired attorneys from Maryland and New Jersey respectively. They moved to Phoenix in 1978. Susan is a past president of Congregation Beth Israel and former chair of the CBI Camp Daisy and Harry Stein committee. She serves as a volunteer for the Jewish Family and Children’s Services Senior Enrichment Program and the Arizona Jewish Historical Society. Together with Mark, she is also a member of the Penn & Wharton Club of Arizona. Mark has served on the board of Congregation Beth Israel, is a past president of the CBI Brotherhood, and volunteers as a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum. He is a past president of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society and played a major role in the development of the society’s dynamic arts, culture and education programming. Susan and Mark are currently members of Congregation Beth Israel in Scottsdale.

Nancy and Stu Siefer are originally from Detroit and moved to Tempe in 1970. Nancy is a retired English professor who has served as a volunteer for the Jewish Organization of Tempe (a pre-cursor to the East Valley JCC), Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Brandeis National Committee, Sun Sounds of Arizona and the Arizona Jewish Historical Society. Stu is a retired architect whose firm has designed many award-winning projects in the Valley since 1973. He has volunteered for the Jewish Organization of Tempe as well as The Nash/Jazz in Arizona and is a past president of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, the Rio Salado Chapter of American Institute of Architects. He is also a past president of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society and was instrumental in the restoration of the Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center in 2008-2009, serving as chair of the building committee and volunteer project manager. They are currently members of Temple Emanuel of Tempe.

2017 Heritage Award
What: To benefit the Arizona Jewish Historical Society
When: Saturday, Dec. 2
Food and cocktail reception at 6 pm
Award ceremony and performance at 7:15 pm
Where: Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix
Tickets: $200/person; sponsorships and advertising opportunities also available
RSVP: 602-241-7870 or azjhs.org

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