Irv Shuman Award Honoree
Born and raised in Phoenix, Bob’s parents, Judy and Warren Silver, instilled in him a desire to give back to the community.
When Bob and his wife Sara moved back to the Valley in 1991, he became involved with The J. At the time, the original J on Maryland had closed and we were a “J without walls.” Bob quickly recognized that a permanent home for The J was vital to creating a vibrant and rich Jewish community. He led a Programming Task Force and worked with many others in the community to bring the Valley of the Sun JCC to fruition. He also had the honor of being its first board chair when it opened on the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in 2002. Bob served as co-chair with Karen Koven when the Maccabi Games came to Phoenix in 2006. Bob continues to live by his parents’ example and remains active with The J and other Valley Jewish organizations.
PRISCILLA SACHS BARRETO
The Maya Schulder Rising Star Award
Priscilla is a proud graduate of The J’s leadership development program and chair the Youth Committee. She became actively involved within The J so that her daughter would have an opportunity to learn about Jewish values and traditions, while making lifelong friends.