Women of Valor

Beth Abraham Sisterhood celebrates our 2020 Women of Valor honorees! Click any name for a short biography of the honoree.

Phyllis Pavlofsky Allen



Tara L. Feiner 



Helen Ostreicher Halcomb 



Goldye Abby Kopmar 



Linda Novak 



Bonnie Parish 



Jody Glasser Sobol



Due to the Coronavirus crisis, we were unable to observe our annual luncheon in honor of these women. We are pleased to announce that we will be honoring them via livestream on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 12:00 noon. You can view the livestream at the following link: https://venue.streamspot.com/72a802ed. The streamed event will also be available as a recording at that url following the event.

Please join us in celebrating the 2020 honorees through this year’s social action component, supporting the Dayton Foodbank. You can do so through the following link, https://thefoodbankdayton.org/donate/, specifying your donation in honor of Beth Abraham Women of Valor.

Women of Valor is an annual program honoring Jewish women in the Dayton community who have made unique and valuable contributions to the Jewish and/or general communities.  Organized by Beth Abraham Synagogue’s Sisterhood, this is the 10th year of this program.

Each year, the Women of Valor program has a social action component. Some examples of past social action projects that have supported the community include: 

  • Collecting women’s accessories for Clothes That Work
  • Collecting personal care items for the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court’s Women’s Therapeutic Store
  • Donating coloring books and crayons to Dayton Children’s Hospital and Montgomery County Juvenile Court
  • Donating board games and magazines to Oak Tree Corner
  • Collecting snack items, writing journals and stuffed animals for CARE House, an advocacy center for victims of abuse
  • Collecting new adult socks for Life Essentials

We are proud to honor Jewish women in Dayton who have made significant and meaningful contributions to our community.