As chair of the Jewish Community Centre’s inaugural Jewish Book Festival, Judi Caplan inspired a team of volunteers with her energy, enthusiasm and passion for the project. Judi’s dedication to honouring the memory of her late husband, Marvin Caplan, has created an annual program from which the entire community will benefit in the years to come. Her attention to detail, love for Judaism and strong sense of community made her a pleasure to work with, and the JCC is so pleased to present Judi with this year’s Shem Tov award.
Quote from Judi:
"The Hamilton Jewish Community has been my home for over forty years. This community, it's people, and it's institutions have enriched and transformed my life and those of my family in ways that I could never have imagined. Volunteering in the community has been a meaningful way to attempt to repay just a small portion of what I have gained."