Ronald Segel, Jewish Family Service’s nominee, enjoys working with people. A previous driver for Share Care, Ron continues to serve as a JFS Food Pantry volunteer, Special Programs Volunteer for Mazel J Café and with the Shmooze and Shmear series for men. He is the House Chairman on the Tikvah House Board and worked with the residents planting flowers and paying attention to the details that make Tikvah House special to its residents and their families. For the past 15 years, Ron can be found at the Lehigh Valley Hospital 17th and Chew Streets, where he participates in Reach Out and Read. Each Monday, he reads to siblings of ill patients and because of his enthusiastic demeanor, youngsters will ask, “Will you read to me next week?” He and his wife Martha are also volunteers for the Jewish Federation’s Super Sunday because “Wherever we’re asked, we try to help.” As a member of Congregation Keneseth Israel and Temple Beth El, where Ron attends daily minyans, he nurtures and benefits from the spirituality of these religious communities. Ron brings his work experience as a salesman in the clothing and insurance business with him in all he does. People appreciate his endearing smile and positive energy. Ron is a spectacular role model and friend in our community.
Mazel tov, Ron, one of our Spectacular Over 70 honorees.