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Mandell JCC Establishes Fund to Honor Former Board President

Mickey Weinstein. Submitted photo

The Mandell JCC in West Hartford has established the Mickey Weinstein Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford.


The Mandell JCC remembers former board president and beloved member, Mickey Weinstein, who passed away on August 3, 2016, and in her will established the Mickey Weinstein Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford.

The annual distribution of the earnings from the fund will be used to provide financial aid to families attending the Mandell JCC’s Beatrice Fox Auerbach Early Childhood Center.

Mickey served as Board President of the Mandell JCC from 2001-2003 and prior to that she was active on several committees as well as chair of the Jewish Book Festival. “Mickey was very much tied into the JCC and her family instilled that in her” said husband, Michael Weinstein. She and Michael “loved that the JCC appealed to all generations, faiths, cultures and that it not only served the Jewish community but the greater community as a whole.”

“Mickey loved the JCC and was committed to making it a gathering place for all, while retaining Jewish heritage and culture,” said JCC Life Officer and friend, Jean Federman. “She supported all aspects of the Center and was a dedicated president, tireless volunteer and major financial supporter. She devoted herself to making the JCC the best that it could be.”

“During her presidency, Mickey wholeheartedly wanted to be the ‘people’s president’ and this fund dutifully follows that mission,” said Former JCC President and benefactor, David Federman. “The Mickey Weinstein fund is essentially a gift to help people, and will allow families to enjoy our preschool and be a part of the wonderful JCC community.”

Staff remember her fondly, especially her love and commitment to the Early Childhood Center. “She loved the JCC and the many programs we provide – and had a special affinity for the pre-school where her grandaughters Floe and Jillian attended,” said David Jacobs, Mandell JCC Executive Director.

Ultimately she will be remembered as an “incredible civic leader who was caring, considerate and very generous with her resources and time,” said friend, Jaime Seltzer.

The Mandell Jewish Community Center is open to everyone and supported by funds raised by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, a recipient of funding from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, and a member of the JCC Association of North America. All dates and programs subject to change. For news and updates, follow the Mandell JCC on Facebook and Twitter, or visit www.mandelljcc.org.

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