Jewish Family Services Honors Zingerman’s with Bernstein Award

A couple of weeks ago, the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses was honored to receive the 2016 Claire and Isadore Bernstein Award from Jewish Family Services.

This year’s Bernstein Event, titled “Generous Leaders: Bringing Community to the Head of the Table,” was held at Rackham Auditorium on Sunday, April 17. Entertainment included Vincent York and his jazz ensemble.

The Bernstein Award was created in 2003 to honor Claire and Isadore Bernstein, who were leaders in the Ann Arbor Jewish community for over 50 years. All proceeds from the event will go directly toward supporting JFS’ most vulnerable clients through its Specialty Food Pantry.

“Zingerman’s has a deep commitment to improving the community, and has supported numerous local organizations for many  years,” said Anya Abramzon, JFS’s executive director.

“We feel that Zingerman’s is a perfect example of the values that Claire and Isadore Bernstein represented,” Abramzon added, saying that JFS has been grateful for the companies’ support for many years. The Bernstein Award was given to the entire Zingerman’s community, which includes its Deli, Bakehouse, Coffee CompanyCreamery, Roadhouse, Zingtrain, and several other related businesses.

Zingerman’s Community of Businesses is deeply humbled to receive this award, and we feel privileged to share this wonderful video created by JFS:

As if all of this weren’t enough, the Honorable Debbie Dingell (US House, MI – 12) recognized the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses in the US Congressional Record for the Bernstein Award. Representative Dingell further stated, “It is an honor and privilege to recognize this renowned,
successful and socially conscious business and to share with my colleagues not only the great work they have done for the Washtenaw County community and their thousands of visitors from across the country every year, but to highlight their leadership as well.”

Debbie Dingell Congressional Record Bernstein Award

We are humbled and grateful.

Our sincere thanks to Jewish Family Services and Representative Dingell!