The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey will honor Joy Kurland at its annual tribute dinner on Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m., for her contribution to the Jewish community.
The informal celebration at Temple Beth Rishon in Wyckoff “will be a night of celebration as we share our memories over a haimish dinner,” according to the invitation. Ms. Kurland is the executive director of the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey and the former director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.
Ms. Kurland’s work in northern New Jersey included fostering intergroup relations, building coalitions, advocating for Israel, strengthening government relations, and promoting initiatives that contributed to enhancing Jewish community relations.
Throughout her career, she received many honors, awards, and recognition for her contributions to the community from the Anti-Defamation League, Bergen County NAACP, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, Drew University Hillel, and Brotherhood/Sisterhood Interfaith Coalition of Bergen County. She is a member of the Bergen County Human Relations Commission, was its immediate past chair, and is the immediate past president of the JCRC Directors Association of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.
Tickets are $60 per person and profits will benefit the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey. For information, call (201) 300-6590.