June 13, 2014 at 6:58 AM
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Beth Levithan of Short Hills was the recipient of The Hannah G. Solomon Award, presented by National Council of Jewish Women/Essex County Section at their Installation and Awards Evening, which took place Tuesday, June 10, at The Club at Orange Lawn.
Levithan was described as “an individual who has changed the lives of others through leadership efforts and service on a community level and has always believed in standing up for the rights of individuals and giving a voice to the voiceless.”
An active community volunteer since 1972, she has served on numerous boards including the Theresa Grotta Center for Rehabilitation, Charles Bierman Home, Daughters of Israel, JCC MetroWest, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and its Women’s Department, and the Rachel Coalition.
Levithan is a past president of the New Jersey Jewish News and also a member of the Jewish Women’s Foundation. Recently she served as co-chair of One Billion Rising for Justice, an event convened by NCJW/Essex to raise awareness and demand an end to violence against women and girls around the world. Along with her efforts at NCJW/Essex, she has been instrumental in the growth of The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, a granting organization that aims to benefit the underserved and reduce disparities in access to healthcare in Newark and the Jewish community of MetroWest, NJ, and currently serves as Chair.
Also honored that evening were Marcia Nebel of Maplewood (recipient of the Service to Section Award) and Rita Isaacs of Boonton Township (recipient of the Emerging Leader Award).