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WRJ Unsung Heroine Award.

Presented to Sisterhood Member Etienne Kaplan.
June 25, 2013.

Unsung Heroine Etienne Kaplan

Unsung Heroine Etienne Kaplan

We are pleased to announce the presentation of the WRJ Centennial Unsung Heroine Award this past June.

As an important member of Sisterhood for many years, Etienne exemplifies the true unsung heroine. She is kind, generous of her time, willing to help at all times, always does what is asked of her with a smile on her face.  Her abilities to organize and create outstanding programming go beyond words.

Etienne has worked in all areas of Sisterhood and has taken on many challenges, most recently our Sisterhood Retreat and many years of running our major fundraising event that has raised significant amounts of funds that allow our Sisterhood to provide exceptional programming and support for other areas of our Temple community.

We have honoured Etienne at our Annual General Meeting. A special presentation was made to her and she was presented with a Unsung Heroine Certificate and WRJ’s Covenant of the Generations. A reception was held in her honour shortly after our new Sisterhood Board was installed.

Mazel Tov, Etienne.
We are so proud of our true Unsung Heroine.

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  • John and Becky Krikler
    Reply

    Once again Etienne, mazal tov, your incredible work is an inspiration to us all. it is our privilege to know you and have you as our friend and who is our mover and shaker. John and Becky

    • Etienne
      Reply

      Thanks for your very kind word. Much appreciated.

  • Corinne Black
    Reply

    What wonderful friends Etienne has. I am sure she would be thrilled to welcome you to a Sisterhood event or two this year. Look out for our Save the Date information that will be coming out shortly.

    Corinne Black and Jill Kamin
    Co-Presidents of Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood

    • Etienne
      Reply

      Thanks Corinne for your kind words. Will strive to continue to work for Sisterhood.

  • Corinne Black
    Reply

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said. Etienne you exemplify all that we strive to be as volunteers. Thank you for always being a support and a friendly smile for me over the last ten years. Mazel Tov and remember that we are stronger together and we will always be there for you.

    Co-President of HBT Sisterhood

  • Jill Kamin
    Reply

    One of the very best reasons to be part of Sisterhood is to meet and get to know the wonderful women of Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood. It is a joy to know Etienne and to work with her. Mazal tov on this very well deserved honour, Etienne. We love you!
    Jill Kamin
    Co-President
    Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood

    • Etienne
      Reply

      Thanks Jill. It is wonderful to work with such a dedicated group of women.

  • John and Becky Krikler
    Reply

    Once again Mazal Tov Etienne, you truly are a wonderful worker and organizer, and its been our privilege to have met you, thanks for being our friend and mover and shaker.

    • Jill Kamin
      Reply

      What wonderful friends you have Etienne. Please take time to come out to a Sisterhood program or two. We know Etienne would love to see you there.
      We will keep you posted.

      Corinne Black and Jill Kamin
      Co-Presidents of Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood

  • Phyllis Broder
    Reply

    The process of immigration to a new country is difficult for most people but Etienne has been able to bring the gap and make a marvellous contribution to her new Jewish community and to develop many new friends who value her warmth, generosity and yiddishkeit.
    Ad mea v’esrim(till 120)may you continue your good works for a long time.

    In friendship and great affection,
    Phyllis Broder

    • Corinne Black
      Reply

      How lovely and so true. Keep looking out for more wonderful work that Etienne and our other fantastic volunteers are doing. We would love to keep you informed and let you know what programs we are working on. Or perhaps you can join us to help when you have some time.

      Corinne Black and Jill Kamin
      Co-Presidents of Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood

    • Etienne
      Reply

      It was due to a new members dinner at Holy Blossom that we met and made friends with the Broders.
      Thanks for your words of friendship.

      Etienne

  • Chippy and Seymour Ezer
    Reply

    We are so very proud of Etienne and lucky to count her as a friend.

    • Etienne
      Reply

      I am overwhelmed by everyone’s words of congratulation. What wonderful friends I have!
      Etienne

  • Grace and Harvey Brooker
    Reply

    Mazel tov. Etienne – congratulations on receiving this wonderful award. We are so happy that Sisterhood recognizes the value of your contribution. You not only give generously of your time and expertise, you provide us all with an example to emulate. We are so proud to be among your friends.

    We wish you many many more years of activity.

    Grace and Harvey

    • Jill Kamin
      Reply

      Come join Etienne on evening and participate in a stimulating program or two.
      See what we are doing at Sisterhood this year coming up. We have some incredible programming on the go.

      Corinne Black and Jill Kamin
      Co-Presidents of Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood

    • Etienne
      Reply

      Will encourage my wonderful friends to join us at our stimulating programs.
      Etienne

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