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Jackie Gmach

Jewish History Month: 2011 Honoree

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Above: KPBS celebrates cultural diversity in partnership with Union Bank by honoring Jackie Gmach during Jewish Heritage Month 2011.

Jackie Gmach is the community outreach coordinator for San Diego State University's Initiative for Moral Courage (IMC). The new interdisciplinary think-tank focuses on the critical study, promotion and recognition of moral courage through a mentoring project that brings together academics, world leaders and students.

During Ms. Gmach’s 20-year tenure at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (LFJCC) and the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (SDCJC) she developed the San Diego Jewish Book Fair, the Music Festival and two national exhibits: “Inside Anne Frank’s House” and “DAVKA, The Survival of a People.” She is involved in numerous community organizations, including American Friends of Magen David Adom and the Agency for Jewish Education, where she serves as the 2011 volunteer chair of Yom Limmud, a day of Jewish learning that attracts nearly 1,000 people.

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