Inter-Faith Council
of Greater Hollywood
Working for the brotherhood/sisterhood of people


David Keating Award
In 1975 Mayor David Keating of Hollywood met with ten community leaders from various faiths to discuss the idea of creating an Interfaith Council. The purpose of the Interfaith Council was to "foster greater understanding and unity between people of all faiths; at the same time, to accept and respect the distinct religious traditions of each." Thus began our Intefaith Council. Since that time the interfaith council has urged frank talks on such issues as traditions, symbolism, homelessness and hunger and shared eforts against poverty and injustice.

David Keating embodied the concept of Brotherhood, and he inspired our Interfaith Council from the first breath of life. As a lasting tribute to Mayor Keating, the Interfaith Council established the David Keating Memorial Award which is presented annually to individuals who help in increasing interfaith understanding and community service.
David Keating Award Recipients:
1999 Jack Berman
Jack lived in Hollywood for 30 years where he and his wife Shirley owned a general insurance agency. Jack received his BA degree at the University of Alabama. He served as President of his fraternity, President of Hillel and received the coveted Grover Cleveland Hall Award for Interfaith.

Jack Berman served as President of the Hollywood Exchange Club, President of the So Broward Independent Insurance Agents Association, and President of the Broward County Professional Insurance Agents Association.

Jack is a charter member of the Community Relations Council, a member of B'nai B'rith and President of Beth Sholom. He is a founding and charter member of the Interfaith Council and is a Past President of Interfaith.

Jack served as Commander of theVictor Freedman Post of the Jewish War Veterans, Department Commander of the Dept of Florida Jewish War Veterans and Past National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA.

Jack and his wife Shirley are the parents of three grown children. Jack and Shirley now live in Delray Beach, Florida.
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1999 Mary Washington
Mary Washington was born in Louisville, Kentucky, moved to Broward County in 1955 and has lived in the city of Hallandale since 1959. She is a widow and the mother of four children.

Mary has served as Director of the City of Hallandlae Human Services Department for 25 years. Among her accomplishments, Mary served as Director of Broward County's first Older Workers Program for the Labor Department. Mary also served as Director of South Broward's Medicare Alert Program. Se is an active community leader and has been involved in the development of aging, youth, housing, head start and pregnant girls programs as well as multiple other social welfare programs in Broward County. Mary has helped to access and expand intervention programs in the middle schools; peer counseling programs; community health planning, BETA work programs; food distribution and education endeavors in Broward County.

Mary has been honored with multiple community service awards, including (but not limited to) Delta Society Gem; Law Day Award; Broward County Bar Association Award; Broward County Planning Council Award; Historical Commission and Charter Commission Appreciation Awards/b>; community service award from Catholic Charities; and from the Voluntary Action Center and 4-H Club Distinquished Leadership Award. In 1980 Mary was recognized and honored by the Florida House of Representatives.
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2001 Nosrat Scott
Nosrot Scott exemplifies the meaning of Brotherhood/Sisterhood and seeks to actualize her belief that "Unity in Diversity" is the ultimate expression of Faith. She has been actively involved in the leadership of the Interfaith community serving as Program Vice President and President of Interfaith Council.

Her efforts have brought into this organization many brothers and sisters of various faiths, including members of the Native American, Hindu and Buddhist communities.

Her experience of intolerance and religious persecution in her native Iran have energized her to speak out when the principles of tolerance, peace and respect are violated. Nosrat exemplifies the moral virtues of integrity, kindness and love in heart, spirit and action.
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2002 Maulana Shafayat Mohammed
Maulana was born in Trinidad, West Indies. He graduated as an Islamic scholar from the Islamic Univ in India. He has led many groups to perform the HAJI (Holy Pilgrimage). He is the founder and past president of the National Muslim Sorts League of Trinidad and Tobago which established the Islamic Home for Children. In 1983 Maulana founded and edited Al Hikmat International Islamic Publication. Since 1994 he served as the Islamic Advisor and Dean of Studies for Nur Ul Islam of South Florida. He is now the founder and principal of Darul Uloom Institute and Islamic Training Center in South Florida. He is past president of the Interfaith Council, and on the board of the NCCJ. He is a member of the Board of Coordinating Council of Broward, Foster Care, and Seafarers House. He also volunteers as a chaplain for Memorial Hospital and chairs the ecumenical service council for Seafarers House.
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2002 Erica Solodkin
Erica is a native of New York and has been a Hollywood resident for more than 30 years. She is maried to Jeffrey Soldokin, President of FDR Financial Group. They have two sons. Erica is the Admin VP of FDR. She is a licensed life and health insurance underwriter, and is responsible for the firms public relations. Erica's concern for those who are homeless began with a weekend homeless feeding project with Temple Solel and other faith groups, which continues today at the Broward Outreach Center. Erica is a member of the National and Hollywood Assoc's of Life Underwriters, Chair of Friends of BOC, Board Member of Gr Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; Broward County Democratic Exec Comm, Vice Pres American Red Magen David Adom, Board member of the Hills Democratic Club and Board member of Interfaith Council. Some of her honors have included: outstanding service homeless and hungry by NCJW; Athena Award by TCI Cable; Appreciation Award by City of Hollywood; Community Partners and Covenant Awards by BOC and Eleanor Roosevelt Award by Hollywood Hills Democratic Club.
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2003 Paul Snow
Paul Snow was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Bates College. He did graduate work at Boston University in education. Paul was elected to the Mass School Board where he served for eight years.

Paul moved to Vermont where he was elected to the Bennington School board serving as Vice Chair. He was selected to be the campaign director for Governor Tom Salmon. He also served as director of US Senator Patrick Leahy's campaign. While in Vermont PAul ran a chain of five seafood restaurants.

In the late 1970's he moved to Florida and trained a public stable of race horses, which used to be his hobby. He trained at Hialeah, Calder and Gulfstream and was elected to the board of director of the horseman's benevolent protective association. While on that board paul instituted the first dental and eyeglass program for employees working on the backside in any state.

Paul ten worked in management for Joe Flanigan in his Big Daddy Restaurants. At this tie then Governor Chiles appointed Paul to the hurman rights advocacy committee. Paul served two terms, the last two years of which he was Vice Chair and then Chairman. The commitee's responsibility was to oversee the Dept of Children and Families and their services to the elderly, foster care and juvenile problems for District 10.

In 1998-99 paul was selected by the miami hearlad as recipient of the Charles Whitted Award for Spirit of Excellence. The award is presented as a recognition of persons whose long term commitments to excellence has resulted in creating a better South Florida.

In 1992 Paul joined the Hallandlae Food Pantry and has served as its director fothe last six years. The pantry helps over 5000 families per year with food provisions on a monthly basis. Paul works closely with faith communities to involve them in the pantry. Paul has recruited an all volunteer crew to assist him in the pantry.

In 2002 paul joined the board of the Interfaith Council. Paul lives in an adult community park in hallandale where he serves as vice president of the tenants association.
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2003 Rabbi Randall Konigsburg
Rabbi Randall Konigsburg was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Florida at the age of six.

Rabbi attended FAU and graduated with a BA in social psychology. In 1980 Rabbi graduated the University of Judaism in California with a literary degree in Jewish Studies. He spent a year in Israel at the Jewish Theological Seminary's (JTS) Rabbincial program. He served as the Rabbi for the Seminary Synaoggue and volunteered his time at Yad L'Kashish, a special workshop for seniors. In 1983, the JTS granted an MA in Rabbini iterature and ordained Rabbi Konigsburg.

Rabbi has trained in many areas of Rabbinic concern including; Jewih Family Life Education, Substance Abuse and Counseling and AIDS ministries. He attended a Cancer Residency for Clergy at Jackson Medical Center in Miami.

Rabbi is a teacher for Camp Ramah in New England and Ramah Darom and also is part of the Rabbinic/education staff for Leadership Training Institute of the Southeast Rgion of USY. He is part of the Rabbinical Assembly mentoring program to mentor young rabbis. He has received the Simon Greenberg Award from JTSA. Rabbi is part president of the SE Region Rabbinical Assembly, covering seven southern states and the Caribbean.

He is a past president of the Broward Board of Rabbis and Past President of the Interfaith Council.

He is married to Michelle for 24 years. They have three children,.He has been part of the Temple Sinai family for 12 years. He likes to read, travel and explore cyberspace.
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2005 Rev Barbara Bambrick
Rev Bambrick was born and raised in Minnesota. She obtained her BA from Univ of Minn and her Masters of Social Work from Marywood College in NE Pennsylvania.

Rev Bambrick practiced as a clincial social worker and obtained her professional accreditation ACSW She served as the supervisor of the American Assoc of Marriage and Family Therapists

Rev Bambrick became ordained as a Deacon in the Episcopal Church and has been serving for the past five years as the ful time chaplain at Memorial Regional Hospital. While serving in this position she has created a highly effective volunteer chaplain program in which she trains lay volunteers to visit with patients at the hospital. Rev Bambrick has also served as an active member of the Interfaith Council board since assuming her position at the hospital.

Rev Bambrick has lived in Florida for the past 16 years. She is married to husband Andy and is the mother of three children. She is also the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren.
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2005 Corrine "Corky" Barron
Corrine Barron was born in Chicago. When her husband Roy, passed away, she and her children moved to Florida in 1987 to start a new life.

Corky began working at Byron's Department store where she remained until 1998 when she retired. Wondering what to do to fill her free tie, she decided to focus on volunteer work. She turned to her temple, Temple Solel of Hollywood. She became interested in the homeless program through the temple's participation in the Interfaith Council. She soon had a hecti schedule picking up and delivering food, household items and clothes. She was joined in this endeaor by her children. Today, she also devotes time to LES (Liberia Economic Services) in Hollywood. The leaders of both programs credit their success in great part to Corky's efforts.

In her spare time, Corky embroiders, reads and enjoys the company of her friends Her greatest joy, however, is visiting with her children, Ben (wife Debbie), Adam and Lucille and the grandsons, Reed and Jude.
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  P.O. Box 7133, Hollywood, Florida 33081