Steve Reinisch, along with Portlanders Gary Pearlman and Eddy Shuldman, received the 2019 Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Community Enrichment Award on October 24, 2019.
The Rabbi Stampfer Community Enrichment Award was founded in 1999 to honor outstanding and charitable members of the Greater Portland community who represents the values of Rabbi Stampfer himself. Steve has served on the board of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE) for over a decade.
“I see the OJMCHE role of breaking down walls of intolerance, and sharing a message of diversity, respect, inclusion and education to combat hate and prejudice through the lessons of history to be an integral part of my personal mission in life,” said Steve.
The award is sponsored by the five organizations that rabbi helped establish: The Institute for Judaic Studies, Camp Solomon Schechter, The Harold Schnitzer Family Program for Judaic Studies at Portland State University, Congregation Neveh Shalom and the OJMCHE for which Steve serves.