Beth Israel Honors Marlene Spiegal

Marlene Spiegal was honored on November 14, 2019, when she received the 2019 Bobbe Karpay Woman of Distinction award.

Jewish organizations in the community were asked to nominate a woman who exemplifies the mission of their organization through her leadership and commitment.  Awarded annually, the “Women of Distinction” program honors exemplary volunteerism and leadership.  Marlene Spiegal was honored as the Woman of Distinction representing Beth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center.  These Women of Distinction give their time and their enthusiasm to help make the community and the world a better place.

The women honored have worked diligently in creating a long list of accomplishments.

Marlene Spiegal exudes kindness, generosity and commitment in all that she does.  She has been a proud and happy member of Beth Israel of Sun City Center since 2010.  Marlene never backs down from a task asked of her and she performs that task with grace.  Marlene’s quiet leadership embraces all who work with her.  Over the last four years she has taken a number of leadership positions including co-chair of the Membership Committee, recording secretary of Sisterhood, a member of the Board of Directors and she also is an active participant on their fundraising committee.

With a passion for singing and community involvement, Marlene has participated in the choir at all previous temple affiliations, and currently is a choir member of the Yom Hashoah Choir of Sun City Center.

Marlene has not only volunteered for Jewish causes and organizations; she has been a Jewish educator for over 30 years teaching religious and Hebrew school and Jewish curriculum at Jewish day schools.  She has also held directorship positions at JCC’s outside of Florida within their day camp and early learning education programs.  Locally Marlene is a formed Lead Teacher at the Tampa JCC Preschool North.

Marlene and her husband Paul have two children, Seth and Sheri, and four grandchildren.