Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray
Woman of Valor
Temple Shalom Sisterhood hosted its annual Woman of Valor event at Bent Tree Country Club May 15. Honoree Ilene Zidow was chosen for her active role in Sisterhood and the community.
Event Chair Wylee Protas and committee members Ann Weintraub, Keo Strull and Linda Young took Ilene for a stroll down memory lane with their creative planning and heartwarming slide show.
The ballroom was filled with friends, family, past Women of Valor and residents from CHAI (Community Homes for Adults, Inc.), where Ilene is a member of their board of directors.
One of the highlights of the afternoon was Sisterhood’s presentation of a check to Jim Liston, president of CHAI, in Ilene’s honor. Ilene has made it her mission to bring women together, stating, “My role model and mentor was my sister Carolyn Cooper (of blessed memory), our Sisterhood 2002 Woman of Valor.
“Carolyn paved the path and I couldn’t be more proud to be able to carry on her legacy with my sisters of Sisterhood.”
— Submitted by Lisa Rothberg