Marion Medow of Livingston, was the recipient of The Hannah G. Solomon Award, presented by NCJW/Essex to an individual who has changed the lives of others through leadership efforts and service on a community level. The award was presented at the NCJW/Essex Annual Installation and Awards Evening recently held at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston.
Medow has consistently stepped up to lend a hand during her many years in New Jersey – in her synagogue, Hadassah, the Livingston PTA and Jewish Family Service of MetroWest (JFS) where she recently completed her term as President from 2016-2018. A strong advocate for reducing the stigma of mental health issues, Medow first learned about JFS through NCJW’s participation in the launch of the Rachel Coalition, a division of JFS. Her work at NCJW/Essex has spanned a broad cross-section including chairing fundraisers as well as community service initiatives. From 2004-2006 she served as President, the culmination of her many years of active participation in the section.
“Just like Hannah G. Solomon, who was a 4 foot, 6 inch dynamo, Marion knows the power of women,” said NCJW/Essex Board Member Sharon Falkin at the awards ceremony. “Thirty-five years ago Marion found NCJW and we have been blessed with her leadership ever since.”
“In addition to the reputation of NCJW being the thinking women’s organization, I have remained involved for so any years because it’s all about community,” reflected Medow upon receiving her award. “I’ve stayed involved and am proud to volunteer because I can see the fruits of my labor right here in our community.”