At the ACHARAI Celebrates! Ceremony on Nov. 8 at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Sue and David Liebman were honored for their longtime community leadership and involvement. Also honored at the ceremony was Dan Hirschhorn, who was presented the Debra Silberman Weinberg Leadership Award.
ACHARAI: The Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Leadership Institute empowers Jewish leaders to be more informed, thoughtful and effective leaders of their Jewish organizations and community by developing leadership competencies through a Jewish lens.
Sue Liebman has served as chair of the American Friends of Melitz and past president of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, as well as chaired partnership communities in Israel through her involvement with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. She also served on the executive committee of the first Maccabi youth games in Baltimore.
David Liebman served on ACHARAI: The Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Leadership Institute Board for more than six years. The Liebmans established a scholarship fund for organizations to send their leaders for training.
David Liebman is former president of the Jewish Museum of Maryland; a community leader with the Maryland Sight for the Blind and the Lions Club; and traveled with The Associated on missions to Israel, New Orleans and Cuba.
In addition, the Liebmans funded the Beit Midrash (study hall) at the Owings Mills JCC and were honored by the American Friends of the Weitzman Institute.
Created in 2015, the Debra Silberman Weinberg Leadership Award honored its namesake at the completion of her 10-year tenure as founding executive director of ACHARAI: The Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Leadership Institute. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who have consistently demonstrated exemplary leadership.
Dan Hirschhorn served as ACHARAI’s first president and has served continuously on its board since its founding in 2005. In addition, he was president of the David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation, The Park School and The Associated’s Center for Funds and Foundations. He also co-chaired the Everyman Theatre Capital Campaign with his wife, Gina.
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