Ellen Bernstein Honored With NATA Service Award

Myron E. Schoen Service to Community Award recognizes outstanding contributions through service and engagement

 The National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) has selected Congregation Sha’aray Shalom’s very own Ellen Bernstein as their 2018 recipient of the Myron E. Schoen Service to Community Award. In her nomination, former congregation president Scott Garland wrote: “Ellen… embodies Mizvot and Tikkun Olam every single day. She is a role model for service to the synagogue…whether she is chanting Torah or working behind-the-scenes to help with a fundraiser. Ellen is our Congregation’s first connection to non-members, and she plays a significant role in Sha’aray Shalom’s position as the spiritual and social home for Jews on Boston’s South Shore. Ellen… regularly goes above and beyond the responsibilities of her position, tirelessly and without complaint. She does so not for recognition but because it benefits our congregants, strengthening the connections between members and improving our congregation now and into the future. Sha’aray Shalom truly wouldn’t be the same place without her.”