Alice Osur received the 2020 George Rafes award for volunteering her time, talents, and energy to Temple Beth Tikvah in Wayne; she’s been a member of the congregation since 1972. The award is named after George Rafes who gave with a full heart and never looked for recognition but felt the need to do the right thing.
The award was presented during a recent kabbalat Shabbat service, via Zoom, as more 100 people from all over the United States celebrated Ms. Osur.
Her years of service include volunteering as the nursery school liaison to the board and as the membership chair for both the congregation and the sisterhood, teaching 8th and 9th graders about human sexuality for 12 years, co-chairing the 25th anniversary 5k Fun Run, and writing the press releases for TBT, while working full time in the post acute care health industry.
Ms. Osur says that she was inspired by her immigrant grandparents, parents, and family, who believed in tikkun olam — one person doing all they can to make the world a better place.