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JCRC to Honor Ginsberg with Community Leadership Award at Annual Luncheon

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a program of JEWISHcolorado, gives the Jewish community a voice on Colorado state policy matters. The JCRC will host its annual fundraising luncheon on Tuesday, March 12, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Grand Hyatt Denver.

2019 Community Leadership Award Honoree Noel Ginsberg

This year, the JCRC will be honoring Noel Ginsburg with its Community Leadership Award for his years of support for the Jewish community. Mr. Ginsburg has raised the profile of several of JCRC’s priority issues, including education, workforce innovation, criminal justice reform, social welfare and the rights of immigrants and refugees. He is the founder of Intertech Plastics and CareerWise, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to building the middle class by closing the skills gap through experiential learning. CareerWise is building a system of youth apprenticeships across a variety of modern industries to ensure businesses have a capable workforce and all students have a clear and sustainable career path to success.

In 2017-2018, Ginsburg ran for Governor of Colorado, elevating the need for workforce and education innovation. Mr. Ginsburg has been active in many community and civic organizations. He has served JEWISHcolorado as Board Chair, Campaign Chair and Board member. He served on the Jewish Community Foundation Board and co-chaired the Denver Campus for Jewish Education Capital Campaign. He is past president of the Colorado “I Have a Dream” Foundation and served on the Clinton Global Initiative’s U.S. Youth Employment Action Network. Along with his wife, Leslie, Ginsburg sponsored 42 inner-city children in the first class of “Dreamers” in the Colorado “I Have a Dream” Foundation. Their commitment continued through the children’s graduation from high school and beyond, spanning more than 10 years and resulting in a graduation rate nine times the neighborhood average.

In addition, JCRC Chair, Jacki Cooper Melmed, will give a “State of the JCRC” and discuss the coalition’s 2019 state legislative policy priorities. The JCRC recently signed on to a coalition in support of HB 1013, the Child Care Tax Credit, which seeks to make permanent a refundable tax credit for Colorado families making less than $25K per year. With a new Governor of Colorado and several new members of the State Legislature, 2019 is an exciting year for the coalition’s work on the Jewish community’s behalf.

Please support the JCRC’s work and join the community for this special afternoon. Tickets are $50 and are available at jewishcolorado.org/jcrc/luncheon or by contacting JEWISHcolorado’s Events Department at 303.316.6484 or events@jewishcolorado.org.  A very special thanks to our JCRC Luncheon Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor, Bob Lembke, and Event Sponsors, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and the Zeff Kesher Foundation.

About the JCRC

The JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council) provides a voice for the Jewish community and builds relationships with public officials and various stakeholder groups through its education, outreach and advocacy efforts regarding the Colorado policy agenda. The JCRC consists of more than 39 member organizations, 15 at-large members, and is affiliated with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA).

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