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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS Joel Kaber retired 40 years after beginning his career as a Family Counselor with Jewish Family Services of Camden County in 1972, moving to the Jewish Federation in 1974 where he held a multitude of positions including: Campaign Director for Women’s, Young Leadership, and Men’s Campaigns; Executive Vice President of Planning and Allocations; Executive Vice President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey; and
WHEREAS among Joel Kaber’s greatest professional accomplishments are bringing the Gift of Life savings program to Southern NJ, securing initial funds for the PJ Library program, playing a staff role in development of Lions Gate Community, staffing and participation in 17 missions to Israel, and receiving the Tri-State Professional of Excellence Award; and
WHEREAS beyond his professional career, Joel Kaber impacted the greater Cherry Hill and Jewish communities through involvement as a field instructor for graduate students at Yeshiva and Temple Universities, serving as board member and Vice President of Congregation M’kor Shalom, and chairing the 1992 UJA National Campaign Director’s Institute in Jerusalem; and
WHEREAS Mayor Cahn and Township Council are honored to recognize Joel Kaber for his impact on Cherry Hill Township and his dedication and leadership to the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim Sunday, September 30, 2012 as
Joel Kaber Day
in the Township of Cherry Hill and do urge all citizens to join with me and Council in recognizing Joel Kaber for his dedication and leadership throughout Cherry Hill and congratulate him upon his retirement.
_____________________________Chuck CahnMayorSeptember 30, 2012