Reform Cantor Honored for Her Disabilities Inclusion Work
Each year, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago awards Jewish professionals the Samuel A. Goldsmith Award, named for the Federation's chief executive officer from 1930-1966. The award, inaugurated in 1987, is awarded to young professionals who serve the community with distinction, devotion, and dedication. This year, Cantor Faryn Kates Rudnick of Temple Beth El in Northbrook, IL, received the award for her work with inclusion and advocacy for those with disabilities in the Jewish community. Cantor Rudnick, who is the first cantor to ever receive this award, says she is humbled by the honor: "I'm thrilled that this holy and important work is receiving positive and impactful recognition."