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Founder and President Receives Community Service Award

Elizabeth Igra, Founder and President of the Central Valley Holocaust Educators’ Network (CVHEN), was a Community Service Award recipient at the 2015 Unity Bar Dinner.

This annual event brings together members of seven local diversity bar associations to bestow awards to community members and scholarships to deserving law students. Participating bar associations are the Leonard M. Friedman Bar Association (LMFBA); the Asian/Pacific Bar Association; Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians; Women Lawyers of Sacramento; La Raza Lawyers Association; the South Asian Bar Association; and the Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association.

“The genesis of the Unity Bar Association was to develop a network for identification and advancement of minority judges,” explained Marc Koenigsberg, LMFBA’s President and Master of Ceremonies for the event. With “…serving as an educational resource, voice and forum for Jewish attorneys and judges on issues relating to the practice of law, the courts and the community” as its mission, he said, “LMFBA gives opportunities for Jewish judges to be active in their own legal communities.”

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Originally published in the December 2015 issue of the VOICE, a publication of The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region. Reprinted with permission.