Ethan Moskowitz and Michael Rose will be honored at this year’s Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, with Teen Volunteer Awards. The Temple Beth El Teen Volunteer Award is given to a teenager who has exhibited exceptional leadership and engagement at TBE and who serves as a role model for others.
Ethan Moskowitz has served as a madrich in our Religious School for five years. He has assisted in the office and worked with students in the younger grades every Sunday morning. Ethan has also served as a madrich for our High Holy Days children’s programs, helped set up, run, and clean up every Purim carnival, assisted with other holiday activities for families and children, helped the Men’s Club build the High Holy Day bima, and assisted with the Yom Kippur food drive.
Ethan has also spent countless hours as a volunteer in the wider Stamford community. He helped with Israel Day celebrations at the JCC and volunteered for Maccabee Games in past years. He has been an active member of the BBYO Leviticus chapter for five years and has participated in a number of BBYO community service and fundraising activities. Ethan served as an ambassador at Westhill High School, helping with new student orientation. He has done volunteer work for Person-to-Person, Jewish Family Service of Greater Stamford, Inspirica, and the Fairfield County Food Bank.
Ethan is extraordinarily reliable and flexible, always willing to take on any task with a cheerful attitude and a friendly smile. He is a much loved role model for our youngest students, and we at TBE truly appreciate his admirable qualities.
Michael Rose has worked faithfully as a volunteer madrich at the TBE Religious School since eighth grade. He has helped with several classes, serving as a student aide and role model for our children. He has always worked hard to assist the teacher to the best of his abilities and was often successful at helping to manage the most challenging students. Several of these students came to see him as a true role model as he served with the same class more than one year, developing a strong rapport with several students in the class. Michael has also served as a volunteer at TBE for the Purim carnival, High Holy Days children’s program, bake sales, and several other synagogue community service projects.
In the greater Stamford community, Michael volunteered as a coach for three years at Cardinal Baseball Camp, working with five- through seven-year-olds to help improve their skills. He was also a member of the Kuriansky Teen Leadership Program for the past two years, learning about the traditions of tzedakah in the Jewish community and working with a group of teens to raise money for charitable organizations, and deciding how to allocate the funds raised.
Michael’s helpful and friendly attitude and his commitment to the Religious School, Temple Beth El, and the Stamford community have truly served as a positive example.