Sidell wins pretigious award from the Jewish Federation

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has awarded Mercer Island resident Iantha Sidell the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award, a national recognition of a woman who exemplifies the highest level of service and support of the Jewish community. Recipients will receive their awards at the September 2012 National Lion of Judah convention in New York City.

“Iantha’s ongoing dedication to our Jewish community is an inspiration for all,” said Shelley Bensussen, board chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. “We are so pleased to have an opportunity to recognize her leadership, not only in her personal commitment, but in encouraging others to become involved. She demonstrates the highest values of our faith through her contributions to the Jewish community locally and across the globe. Her dedication will have a lasting impact for generations to come.”

Sidell has served the Jewish Federation in many capacities, including as board chair, Women’s Executive Committee and Board; chair of the Strengthening Global Jewry Impact Area, and New Gifts Initiative chair. She has participated in well over a dozen missions to Israel. In addition, she has been an active member and leader at Herzl-Ner Tamid Synagogue, in Hadassah, the Jewish Federations of North America, Washington State Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Studies Institute Advisory Board, American Israel Public Affairs Committee Advisory Board and the Women’s Endowment Foundation.



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