The Maurice S. Surlow Recognition Award for Employee Excellence was established in 2000 and made possible by a bequest to the Jewish Home & Care Center Foundation from the estate of Mr. Surlow to the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Mr. Surlow immigrated to Milwaukee from Hungary in the early part of the 20th Century and became a successful retail owner. He was also passionate about our Jewish community. Working closely with family members, Bob, Burt, Jim and Debbie Zucker who conceived the award for excellence, a team of staff at the Jewish Home developed an innovative program that would recognize staff members who made special efforts to care for residents with the best customer service.

The 2021 Maurice S. Surlow Recognition Award for Employee Excellence winners are:

OVATION JEWISH HOME
Left to Right: Michael Sattell, President/CEO,
Vicky Mack– LPN,
Gedaliah Lieberman– Mashgiach,
Joycel Tayone –Oasis Server,
Katie Quintanilla, Jewish Home Administrator

OVATION CHAI POINT
Left to Right: Michael Sattell, President/CEO,
Carolyn Schuman– Social Worker,
Trish Cohn, Chai Point Executive Director

In honor of Maurice S. Surlow and this year’s award winners, all Ovation employees were treated to lunch.