Jeanette and Eduardo Eichenwald, the Jewish Federation’s nominees, describe themselves as spouses, parents, grandparents and friends. Married for 55 years, they are well known for their Jewish and civic activism. Although they have met Golda Meir, the highlight of their lives is family. They believe their parents served as wonderful role models for their service to community and Jewish life. Jeanette’s service as president of Hadassah, Jewish Federation, Sons of Israel Sisterhood and the Jewish Day School combined with service as KI’s Religious School Director, Service on the Allentown School Board and Allentown City Council supports her mantra that people go from strength to strength. In addition to starting his own business, Eduardo has served as president of Temple Beth El, Jewish Family Service Treasurer, chaired the Jewish Federation Fundraiser and quietly mentors volunteers throughout the community in Jewish service. He loves Tikun Olam. Jeanette believes being a role model begins at home and advocates bringing your children to all activities parents experience. In addition to their accomplishments, the Eichenwalds are spectacular because they embrace people who enter the Allentown community with a desire to serve.
Mazel tov, Jeanette and Eduardo, two of our Spectacular Over 70 honorees.