Helping others is an important Jewish value. Our Council and our member organizations provide meaningful opportunities to engage volunteers. Thousands of people devote countless hours each year to the betterment of the community whether they work on “mitzvah projects” or serve on various committees.
Each year the Council presents the Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony, where we honor Westchester county leaders for their hard work that strengthens our community. Honorees are nominated by their organizations, and the awards ceremony is a spirited opportunity for their supporters and all attendees to cheer them on.