The Maurice S. Surlow Award for Employee excellence was established in 2000 and made possible at the direction of his extended family, including Jim, Bob and Burt Zucker. Mr. Surlow was born in Hungary and immigrated with his family to Milwaukee in the early part of
the 20th Century.

At his passing in 1997, he left a major bequest to the Jewish Community Foundation of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. A portion of that bequest is annually directed to the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation. Originally working closely with Bob and now his daughter Debbie Zucker, a team of staff members who made special efforts to care for residents with the best customer service are selected. Ovation was proud to present this award to five outstanding employees in December: Destini Rawls of Ovation Chai Point, Jean Brown of Ovation Sarah Chudnow, and Kimberly Peace, Muslima Hassan and Beatrice Gray of Ovation Jewish Home.

Ovation Jewish Home: Kimberly Peace, Muslima Hassan, Beatrice Gray

Ovation Sarah Chudnow: Jean Brown

Ovation Chai Point: Destini Rawls-Keyes