Date: Sunday, October 6th
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Place: Congregation Beth Shalom • 6800 35th Ave NE • Seattle, WA 98115
Come hear keynote speaker, Christina Fusch present a holistic cultural perspective to Washington State Jewish history, looking at Judaism as a culture and talking about what matters with our shared interests.
We will present our incoming slate of the Board of Directors as well as the Meta Buttnick award winner. Light refreshments to follow. RSVP by October 1st.
Congratulate the Meta Buttnick Award winner, Betsy Schneier with a tribute.
2012-14 Speakers Bureau: Christina Fusch from Humanities Washington on Vimeo.
Each fall the WSJHS holds an Annual Meeting. This meeting is open to all members, the new board is elected, the Meta Buttnick Award is presented, and the Stan Tobin Lecture Series is presented.
The Meta Buttnick Award
The Meta Buttnick Award was established in 2002 to recognize exemplary volunteer service to the WSJHS. The first recipient of the award subsequently named in their honor was Meta Buttnick herself. Meta, Board member Emeritus served the Society in many ways: as WSJHS historian par excellence; as author of innumerable articles of historic interest published in the Society's Nizkor newsletter and as a staunch supporter of Society since its inception as the Jewish Archives.
Created by Dennis Warshal, this hand-wrought sculpture is formed from the Hebrew letters of the word “Nizkor” – let us remember. Presented to the WSJHS by Dennis on the occasion of his acceptance of the
Meta Buttnick Award in October of 2009, the sculpture will reside in turn with each winner of the Buttnick award. Dennis offered the sculpture to Meta for the first year of the new tradition, presenting it to her following the meeting, which she was not able to attend.
Meta Buttnick Award winners:
- 2013 Betsy Schneier
- 2012 Ruth Sassoon
- 2011 Eugene Normand
- 2010 Joyce Dickhuat
- 2009 Dennis Warshal
- 2008 Mildred Rosenbaum and Jeanette Schrieber
- 2007 Doris and Ernest Stiefel
- 2006 Herb Lipman
- 2005 Rabbi Mirel
- 2004 Lilly DeJaen
- 2003 Erika Michael
- 2002 Meta Buttnick
The Stan Tobin Lecture Series at the Annual Meeting
The Stan Tobin Lecture Series was started in 2010. The Tobin Series was established to honor the memory of Stan Tobin, z”l, a generous supporter and dedicated leader of the Society, to bring noted speakers to the Seattle area to share their research about the history of Jews in communities around the world. Stan’s life, and his bequest, reminds us all that historic preservation is vital in a society that risks losing sight of the past as it hurtles ever faster toward the future.