Congratulations to Adrian Dubow and Ed Schmidt, 2007–08 recipients of The Harry Gunther Service Award, which is presented to a deserving Beth Am member who has worked for the benefit of the Temple community in a way which would be considered “above and beyond.”
Adrian has served Beth Am in so many important ways. She was our Vice President of Development for three years, overseeing all of our fund-raising efforts. Adrian served on our Rabbinic Search Committee and continues to teach in our early childhood center. “Any time I have asked her for something the enthusiasm of her ‘yes’ and the generosity of her time are inspirational,” said President Howard Wolofsky during the presentation.
Ed serves on our Board of Directors and has been a key member of our Building Committee. He has played a vital role in the reconstruction of the Mark Light Building and the balance of the phases currently under construction. Ed also co-chaired the Beth Am 2007 Golf Tournament. “He has dedicated so much of his time and has accomplished so much for this appreciative Community,” Howard noted.
This award is named for Harry Gunther, a wonderful man who made Temple Beth Am a high priority in his life. His widow, Ethelle, remained an active member of the Temple Beth Am family for nearly 60 years until her death in 2013.