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CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM SHINING LIGHTS AWARD 2021 HONORING IN A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION WEDNESDAY APRIL 21 7 8 30 PM VIC FISCHER JANE ANGVIK EXEMPLIFYING THE IDEALS OF TIKKUN OLAM

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD SERVING ALASKA FROM TERRITORY INTO THE NEW MILLENNIUM Congratulations to honorees Jane Angvik and Vic Fischer as you are recognized for your dedication to Tikkun Olam repairing the world Mazel Tov 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 2

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD HONORARY CHAIRS CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM SHINING LIGHTS AWARD HONORING VIC FISCHER JANE ANGVIK PUTTING VALUES INTO ACTION BUILDING HEALTHY RESILIENT COMMUNITY JUSTICE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL 2021 HONORARY CHAIRS Senator Lisa Murkowski Senator Dan Sullivan Congressman Don Young Anchorage Acting Mayor Austin Quinn Davidson Eleanor Andrews Heather Flynn Mark Begich Deborah Bonito Judy Brady Robin Brena Barbara Easterbrook Diane Kaplan Perry and Ardene Eaton Donna Goldsmith John Letourneau Al Monica Gross Willie and Abbe Hensley Jo and Peter Michalski Susan Ruddy Arliss Sturgulewski Veronica Slajer Jack Ferguson Schawna Thoma Michael Powell Jim Torgerson Morgan Christen Fran Ulmer Eric Wohlforth 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 3

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Inspire Encourage Share Doing good in a community is harder than it looks It takes commitment vision and the spirit to inspire others Thank you for helping to make our community a better place Thank you Vic Fischer and Jane Angvik for your service to the community wellsfargo com donations 2020 Wells Fargo Bank N A All rights reserved 6766516 2 MOD 991 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 5

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents Program Ads Alaska Airlines 2 Alaska Humanities Forum 39 Alyeska Pipeline Service Company 88 Anchorage Symphony Orchestra 103 Arliss Sturgulewski 76 BAC Transportation 105 Barbara and Frank Easterbrook 10 The Beth Rose Table 42 Broadway Vineyards 46 Chugach Alaska Corporation 34 CIRI Cook Inlet Region Inc 94 CITC Cook Inlet Tribal Council 48 ConocoPhillips Alaska 7 Diane Hirshberg Craig Kasemodel 94 Drs Al Monica Gross 31 The Eleanor Andrews Table 45 Enstar Natural Gas Company 106 Eric Wohlforth 76 Fran Ulmer Family 77 The Fran Ulmer Table 50 Heather Flynn 65 ISER UAA Institute of Social Economic Research 91 Jaffa Construction Inc 42 The Jo Peter Michalski Table 83 Joe Josephson Virginia McKinney 81 Judy Brady 86 Judy Caminer 86 Katie Hurley 101 Koniag Inc 38 Literary Ladies Past Present 89 Morgan Christen Jim Torgerson 85 Northern Compass Group The Kobuk 30 Paul McGuire Debbie Reinwand 95 Providence Health and Services 76 Rasmuson Foundation 108 Ruth Tom Nighswander 86 The Sandy Harper Cyrano s Table 85 Scott and Yvonne Goldsmith 79 Tudor Bingo Center John Sandy Powers 104 University of Alaska Anchorage 47 Veronica Slajer Jack Ferguson 22 Wells Fargo 5 u Table of Contents Special Pages 2021 Shining Lights Award Acknowledgements 90 Auction Donors Prizes 97 101 Auctioneer Paul McGuire 95 BAC Transportation 105 Circle of Friends 96 Community Engagement Civic Dialogue Fundraiser 102 Congregation Beth Sholom Board Of Trustees 93 Honorary Chairs 3 Jane Angvik Bio 8 Joy Greisen Education Center 87 Mitzva Mall 45 Performers The Mitra Brothers 95 Previous Shining Lights Award Honorees 11 Proclamations 14 20 Reform Judaism Congregation Beth Sholom 53 Shining Lights Award Evening Program 12 Sponsors Donors 13 Thank You To Our Selfie Testimonials 84 Tikkun Olam 44 Vic Fischer Bio 9 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 6

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS HONOREES VIC FISCHER JANE ANGVIK Jane Angvik has over the past four decades been involved in community development resource management and citizen engagement across Alaska Throughout her time here Jane has practiced tikkun olam repair of the world Jane was raised in Minnesota by a conservative Norwegian Republican father and a liberal Irish Democratic mother who civilly debated current affairs at dinner Her parents said that with education and hard work she and her four siblings could accomplish whatever they dreamt of Motivated by the civil rights movement Jane went to work at Minneapolis Model Cities after earning a BA in Urban Studies and a Harvard MA in Public Administration She was lured to Alaska in 1973 by the outdoors drawn by visions of hiking skiing and kayaking with her sister Peggy who already lived in Anchorage Jane s first job in Alaska was community planner for the Greater Anchorage Area Borough Next she was hired by the Alaska Federation of Natives where her understanding of Alaska was greatly expanded As she sipped tea in tiny kitchens and at fish camps Jane developed respect for the values and cultures of Alaska Native peoples While at AFN Jane was elected to the Anchorage Charter Commission and later served six years on the Anchorage Assembly She was the first woman elected Assembly Chair In 1982 Jane managed the successful statewide campaign to retain the Alaska subsistence law She then directed the Alaska Native Foundation for several years and later helped develop the Alaska Native Heritage Center Angvik held positions with three governors She worked for Jay Hammond on the Alaska Public Forum was Commerce Commissioner for Steve Cowper and was Director of Land and Waters for Tony Knowles Jane has also been active in recruiting and training women to run for elected office She helped develop the Alaska Women s Political Caucus and Alaska Women Ascend She served on the Board of Directors of AWAIC STAR Planned Parenthood and the Girl Scouts of Alaska where she led efforts for a new STEM facility She was inducted into Alaska Women s Hall of Fame and Athena Society Jane brings people together She believes we are all strengthened when we enhance peoples voices in decision making about their family their neighborhoods their villages their regions and their state Jane has been happily married to Vic Fischer for 40 years They raised their successful daughter Ruth and they delight in time with their eight grandchildren They maintain close relations with family and friends across the globe Vic and Jane often work together on public policy issues Thus they are a joyful team in all parts of their lives 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 8

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS HONOREES VIC FISCHER JANE ANGVIK Vic Fischer came to Alaska when he was 26 years old Throughout the intervening 70 years Vic has put into practice his basic values respect for individual rights opposition to discrimination and dedication to those without power His life has been devoted to tikkun olam repairing the world Vic was born in 1924 in Berlin Germany and spent his childhood there and in Russia As the Stalin terror spread through Russia their mother Markoosha who was a Soviet citizen applied for permission to leave the country and join her husband in America But the KGB turned her down Vic s father Louis a prominent American foreign correspondent and author enlisted the help of Eleanor Roosevelt and got mother Markoosha Victor and his brother George out of Russia An early surprise in Vic s American journey was a White House dinner with President and Eleanor Roosevelt near his 15th birthday After serving with the U S Army in France Germany and the Philippines during WWII Vic graduated from the University of Wisconsin and earned a master s in city planning from MIT He moved to Alaska in 1950 and spent his early years in townsite planning with BLM and becoming Anchorage s first planning director Active in the fight for statehood Vic was elected delegate to the 1955 Alaska Constitutional Convention There he played a key role in creating Alaska s unique local government system Next he served in Alaska s last territorial legislature where he successfully co sponsored abolishing the death penalty in Alaska After a year at Harvard Vic spent four years at HUD in Washington D C coordinating metropolitan development around the U S Fortunately his work there included oversight of reconstruction in Southcentral Alaska after the 1964 earthquake In 1966 Alaska lured him back to take over the University s new Institute of Social and Economic Research ISER In his decade leading ISER Vic built it into a powerhouse of respected credible science backed research As a State Senator in 1981 86 Vic s priorities were women s rights reducing domestic violence and policies to support the poor and the vulnerable His legislative credits include Alaska s personal use fishery permanent fund dividends and mandatory car seats for children Vic had remained fluent in Russian his first language With the melting of the Ice Curtain there was tremendous interest in scientific collaboration To facilitate that the University of Alaska created the position of Director of Russian Affairs for Vic S o there came to be joint ventures in science business culture exchanges and governance structures among thousands of Russians and Alaskans for a decade Vic writes about the explosion of interactions in his autobiography To Russia with Love An Alaskan s Journey published in 2012 Vic continues to be actively engaged in Alaska public policy issues His personal commitment to enhance the future of Alaska guided his efforts to lead ballot propositions in 2014 and 2020 He continues to be an optimist who believes community engagement can and will change the world 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 9

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PREVIOUS SHINING LIGHTS AWARD HONOREES PREVIOUS SHINING LIGHTS AWARD HONOREES Peter Jo Michalski 2019 Tom Ruth Nighswander 2018 Fran Ulmer 2017 Willie I ia ruk Hensley Abby Hensley 2016 Steve Lindbeck Patty Ginsburg 2015 Rasmuson Foundation 2014 Edward B Cathryn Rasmuson Diane Kaplan Michele Brown 2013 Byron Mallott 2012 Dennis McMillian 2011 Arliss Sturgulewski 2010 Dr K C Kaltenborn Dr Cathie Schumacher 2009 Carol Comeau 2008 Jim Gottstein 2007 Bea Rose 2006 Perry Green Jerry Green 2005 Congressman Don Young 2004 David Rose 2003 Janice Shamberg 2002 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 11

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD EVENING PROGRAM Shining Lights Award Program A Virtual Program Honoring V ic F ischer J ane A ngvik 6 30pm 7 00pm NTER ZOOM WEBINAR SLIDE SHOW E Enjoy Pictures Stories Of Vic Jane From Good Friends 7 00pm 8 30pm SHINING LIGHTS AWARD CEREMONY OSEH SHOLOM The Mitra Brothers ELCOME W BLESSING Rabbi Abram Goodstein INTRODUCTION Emcee Steve Lindbeck ANCHORAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Randall Craig Fleischer Conductor The Alaska Flag Song VIDEO TRIBUTE TO VIC JANE SELFIE TESTIMONIALS Charles Wohlforth Susan Ruddy and Bob Waldrop LIVE AUCTION AND SPECIAL FUND RAISER VIDEOS TESTIMONIALS STORIES SHINING LIGHTS AWARD PRESENTATION Presented by Stacey Saunders President Congregation Beth Sholom Board Of Trustees WORDS FROM OUR HONOREES ENTER BREAK OUT ROOMS FOR AFTER EVENT CELEBRATION 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 12

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD SPONSORS Thank You 2021 Sponsors Donors PLATINUM CIRCLE Alaska Airlines GOLD CIRCLE Barbara and Frank Easterbrook Congregation Beth Sholom Board of Trustees SILVER CIRCLE Alyeska Pipeline Services Calista Corporation Chugach Alaska Corporation ConocoPhillips Alaska Cook Inlet Region Inc Enstar Natural Gas Company Jaffa Construction Inc Providence Health and Services Rasmuson Foundation Veronica Slajer and Jack Ferguson Jim Torgerson Morgan Christen University of Alaska Anchorage SPECIAL DONORS CONTRIBUTORS Cook Inlet Tribal Council Wells Fargo Heather Flynn Koniag Inc Bob Kaufman Photography John Riblett Ira Perman Steve Gordon Vic Fischer Jane Angvik 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 13

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Governor Michael J Dunleary STATE OF ALASKA April 21 2021 Congregation Beth Sholom 7525 East Northern Lights Boulevard Anchorage AK 99504 Dear Fellow Alaskans and Members Congratulations on another successful year of serving the city of Anchorage and surrounding communities We are grateful for your continued contributions through community service lending a voice to the marginalized providing resources to those in need and offering quality educational opportunities for all c I wish all of you a successful awards ceremony Sincerely Governor STATE CAPITOL PO Box 110001 Juneau Alaska 99811 0001 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 17

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD 1956 Alaska Magazine Delegate Vic Fischer Signing Alaska Constitution 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 26

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic and Senate staff Ira Winograd Nancy Groszek Ginger Baim Bob Williams 1982 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 29

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD 2015 Jack Coghill and Vic At Walker Summit In Fairbanks 2015 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 30

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD 2014 Bill Sheffield Katie Hurley Vic Steve Cowper 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 31

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD 2005 Alaska Public Forum Bud Root Cartoon 2005 Ursula Anderson Nan Elliot and Jane at Alaska Public Forum 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 33

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD 2005 Jane Discusses The Issues During The Alaska Public Forum 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 34

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD 2005 Jane With Nan Elliot At Alaska Public Forum New Assembly Members October 10 1979 Anchorage Daily News 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 35

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Protesters Against Education Cuts Outside The Alaska Legislature Building Anchorage 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 36

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Testifying at Anchorage Assembly with Arliss Sturgulewski 2009 Jane Angvik And Protesters With Backbone Assemble To Protest SB 21 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 37

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD 2014 Alaska Womens Hall of Fame 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 39

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Jane Participates In The Alaska Run For Women 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 40

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic Jane At Glacier Enjoying Alaska 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 41

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD CONGRATULATIONS 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 42

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic Jane Attending The 1st Obama Inauguration 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 43

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TIKKUN OLAM AT CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM TIKKUN OLAM The Shining Lights event is primarily to recognize service to our Alaska community but there is another serious purpose here tonight The Hebrew phrase Tikkun Olam translates into English as repair of the world The Shining Lights award honors those who have engaged in acts of Tikkun Olam That is a big part of the mission of Congregation Beth Sholom Tikkun Olam At Congregation Beth Sholom Serving Anchorage and the surrounding communities since 1958 Congregation Beth Sholom is the largest Jewish congregation in Alaska From our beginning Beth Sholom has acted on our commitment to make our greater community stronger Our Joy Greisen JEC Preschool and School Age program providing quality education for over 30 years exemplifies one way we strive to bring about Tikkun Olam Our commitment to Tikkun Olam has driven us to ensure that our school building space is used for community service and social action We have hosted ASD and non profit trainings and seminars Girl Scout troops community food drives and other civic gatherings Most notable is our Mitzvah Mall that has raised over 120 000 for local non profits such as AK Child Family Alaska Botanical Gardens Alaska Innocence Project Anchorage Project Access Anchorage School Based Health Centers Anchorage Youth Court Bean s Caf Children s Lunchbox Catholic Social Services Food Bank of Alaska Friends of the Library just to name a few Tonight in honoring our Shining Lights awardees who have exemplified commitment to service and social action we are seeking funds to enhance our community space to ensure ongoing support of our Tikkun Olam activities and education of our future leaders 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 44 u

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TIKKUN OLAM AT CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 45

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Thank You Jeffrey Eileen Demain For Your Generous Donation Of Broadway Vineyards Wine Broadway Vineyards produces authentic wines from our hand tended estate vineyard Our specially selected French grape varietals mature slowly resulting in flavors that are rich and complex with crisp acidity and moderate sugar levels We carefully harvest by hand in small batches to produce exceptional wines with a vibrant complexity reflecting the wonderful sense of terroir of our Sonoma Valley location Our Estate Vineyard is located two miles south of the historic square in the town of Sonoma on Broadway Highway 12 Our northwest location in the Carneros AVA enjoys a mild climate of warm days and cool nights www BroadwayVineyards com Tasting by appointment only info broadwayvineyards com 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 46

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Delegate To The Alaska Constitutional Convention Victor Fischer UAA Congratulates Vic Fischer and Jane Angvik 2021 Shining Lights Award Honorees Thank you for your partnership with the university to support educational opportunities that benefit all of Alaska It is a privilege to work together to strengthen our state 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 47

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic Planning Ahead Jane In Discussion With Jim Sykes 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 49

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD The Infamous Orange Door 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 50

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic At Orange Door Dressed As Street Urchin For Dickens Party 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 51

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Jane With Nan Elliot Visiting Sister City Harbin China 2004 Vic with Perry Eaton and Malcolm Roberts in Italy 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 52

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD REFORMED JUDAISM REFORM JUDAISM Reform Judaism developed in Central and Western Europe during the 1800s Bohemian Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise brought Reform Judaism to the United States in 1846 Wise introduced reforms to make Judaism more relevant and meaningful to modern society Today the Reform movement and its synagogues are the spiritual and communal homes for the largest number of Jews in North America The Union for Reform Judaism www urj org is the central body of Reform Judaism in North America Some of the guiding principles of Reform Judaism are Immersion in Torah study Avodah prayer and Gemilut Chasadim the performance of good deeds Personal responsibility for religious choices based upon knowledge and commitment A commitment to tikkun olam the repair of the world in partnership with God through acts of social justice Full equality of women and men in all aspects of synagogue leadership and religious life the Reform movement ordained the first woman rabbi in 1972 Welcoming all who wish to celebrate Jewish life singles families gay and lesbian Jews interfaith couples retirees and young adults Developing and maintaining close links with the State of Israel and its citizens Congregation Beth Sholom 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 53

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Jane Nan Elliot In Beijing Vic Jane With Lydia Ruddy In Bali 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 54

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic Jane Bali Vacation 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 55

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD The Angvik Family Circa 1956 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 56

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD The Angvil Family 1986 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 57

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Angvik Sisters Jane Judy Patty Peggy 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 58

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD The Angvik Twins Jane Judy 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 59

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic Brother George Mother Markoosha Vic and Mother Markoosha 1942 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 60

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic Brother George France 1945 Vic Brother George After War Vic Jane In Berlin With Brother Vanya Leshchenko 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 61

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Sara Mark Fischer Niece and Nephew 2018 Gavin Hague and Felix Great Grandson 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 62

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic And Granddaughter Mackenzie Fischer Congratulations From Greg Fischer Theresa Imm 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 63

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic With Brother Vanya Leshchenko 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 64

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD it s about time congrats heather flynn 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 65

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Ruthie 2008 Ruth Fischer in Red Square in Moscow 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 66

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Ruthie 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 67

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD 2006 With Ruthie Fischer 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 68

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Ruthies Wedding With Nan And Patty s Twin Judy 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 70

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Ruth And John Dinkins 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 71

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Jonathan Dinkins And Daughters The Fischer Dinkins Group 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 72

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic Fischer Through The Years Like A Fine Wine 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 80

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Vic The Artist A Happy Tip Of My Hat To Jane And Vic Well Deserving True Shining Lights From Your Friend Former Colleague In Local Government State Government In Days Of Yore Congratulations Josephson Law Offices LLC Attorneys at Law Joe Josephson Virginia McKinney 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 81

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD A Great Time With Perry Eaton 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 83

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD LIST OF SELFIE TESTIMONIALS Thank You For Your Selfie Testimonials From The Shining Lights Committee Eleanor Andrews Ruth Dinkins Family Nan Elliot Perry Eaton Pat Herje Sherry Modrow Brian Rogers Susan Ruddy Jim Murphy Rosa Garner Stephen Reeve Jim Torgerson Morgan Christen Charles Wohlforth Bob Waldrop Fran Ulmer Judy Zier 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 84

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD With love from Morgan and Jim 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 85

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD Jane Vic Thank You Both For Your Service To Communities Near And Far Esther Would Be Proud Many Hugs Ruth Tom Nighswander 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 86

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THE JOY GREISEN EDUCATION CENTER CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM S JOY GREISEN EDUCATION CENTER Quality Education and Childcare For over 30 years Congregation Beth Sholom s preschool after school program and Camp Sholom have provided quality education and a nurturing environment for students of all backgrounds This award winning program is open to all embracing and celebrating a multitude of cultures At present 80 of children served in this quality program are from outside the congregation s membership We are working to create a scholarship fund for families in need including immigrant children and displaced families Thanks to the support of the Rasmuson Foundation and the 2016 Shining Lights Fund a Project we expanded the facility and increased our staff and training to support the ever growing need for quality early childhood and afterschool education in Alaska 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 87

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS T he 2021 S hining L ights C ommittee extends its thanks to the following volunteers and contributors who helped make this event possible Shining Lights Committee Auction Donors Video Polly Herbert Lee Chair Coordinator Susan Cantor Patty Ginsburg Jana Hayenga Diane Kaplan Moshe B King Cindy Knall Jeff Lee Steve Lindbeck Sarah Paulus Stacey Saunders Michael Silverbook Sonya Wellman Paul McGuire Auctioneer Rasmuson Foundation Alaska Humanities Forum Magnetic North Productions Marla Williams Director Kyle Seago Photography The Mitra Brothers Jensen Hall Creative u Performers u Alaska Airlines Bob Kaufman Photography Steve Gordon Ira Perman John Riblett Vic Fischer Jane Angvik u Special Donors BAC Transportation Cook Inlet Tribal Council Heather Flynn Koniag Inc Wells Fargo u Webinar Host Sarah Paulus u Break Out Room Coordinator Cindy Knall u Anchorage Symphony Orchestra Randall Craig Fleischer Conductor Photography The Mitra Brothers James Clark Mishler T hanks A lso T o O ur W onderful S taff Moshe B King Executive Director Congregation Beth Sholom Polly Herbert Lee Shining Lights Committee Chair Coordinator Eve Heavner Administrative Assistant u A Special Thanks To The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra For Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik With Conductor Randall Craig Fleischer s Performance Of The Alaska Flag Song If we have inadvertantly left anyone out we apologize and thank you 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 90

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES LEADERSHIP OF CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM CONGRATULATES VIC FISCHER JANE ANGVIK The Board of Trustees Leadership of Congregation Beth Sholom Congratulate Jane Angvik and Vic Fischer as Shining Lights for their efforts to foster a strong and healthy Alaska exemplifying the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam Rabbi Abram Goodstein Stacey Saunders President Margaret Bauman Hannah Dietterich Samuel Gottstein Lorelei Hass Joe Josephson Selena Hopkins Kendall Moshe B King Cindy Knall Jeff Lee Susan Mermelstein Roy Mitchell Sarah Paulus Brenda Sims 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 93

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AUCTIONEER PERFORMERS Paul McGuire Auctioneer Extraordinaire Paul serves as auctioneer and emcee for many nonprofit events in Alaska and was honored in 2014 with the Spirit of Alaska award for volunteerism He and his wife Debbie Reinwand enjoy grandchildren traveling around Alaska and pitching in where they can to help our communities 2021 Shining Lights Performers The Mitra Brothers Jonathan Joshua and Jeshurun Mitra also known as The Mitra Brothers were born in India and have lived in the United States for 17 years After realizing their connection to Judaism they began attending services at Congregation Beth Sholom in 2017 Since then the Mitra Brothers who are also musicians and songwriters have been active congregants at CBS using their musical capabilities to provide assistance during Shabbat services and other congregational events Recently the brothers have enjoyed uploading music to their new YouTube channel Jon X Josh 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 95

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2020 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Circle of Friends Thanks to our Circle of Friends We appreciate your loyal support and look forward to seeing you in person next year Eleanor Andrews TC Sarah Barton Carla Beam Judith Brady Robin Brena Judy Caminer Roger Marks Jim Susan Cantor Victor Carlson Jerry S McEwen Lynn Chase Linda Chessin Carol Comeau Glenn Pam Cravez Anne Dawson Margot Demarais Hannah Dietterich Lois Epstein Kitty Farnham Jeffrey Feldman Heather Flynn Melissa Fouse Gordon Glaser Mary Jo Robinson John Gliva Donna Goldsmith John Letourneau TC Scott Yvonne Goldsmith Penny Dan Goodstein Marla Greenstein Sandy Harper TC Jana Hayenga Abbe Willie Hensley TC Alex Hills Morris Horning Karen Hunt Bonnie Jack Martha Jokela Jewel Jones Diane King Leslie Kleinfeld Louise and Richard Lazur Janie Leask Steve Lindbeck Patty Ginsburg Theresa Lyons Molly McCammon Cathleen Michael McLaughlin David Mannheimer Sharon Potts Jo and Peter Michalski TC Lloyd Heather Kendall Miller Jim Murphy Rosa Garner Lisa Parker Sarah Paulus Sue Perles Janet Platt Gary Guarino Margaret John Pugh Stephen Reeve Sharon Richards Beth Rose John Levy TC Fran Rose Susan Ruddy Bernadine Bernie David Ruskin Stacey Saunders Michael Cohn Carol Swartz Robert Cole Cammy Scott Taylor Marcia Trudgen Kathryn Suzanne Tryck Frances Ulmer TC Hope Wing Tonja Woelber Eric Wohlforth Sharon Ron Zandman Zeman TC Table Captain 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 96

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AUCTION DONORS PRIZES Bob Kaufman Bob Kaufman Summers Thaw 52 X 39 Strandline Iceberg Shower 30 X 30 One of Alaska s natural wonders permafrost is ground that remains frozen year round sometimes thousands of feet deep In summer it provides a frozen floor above which water can pool birds can gather wildflowers can flourish and the land can come alive As its surface layer thaws and refreezes season after season the permafrost rumples and morphs the surrounding earth It etches patterns on the landscape that can often be seen only from the air This undulating patch of bog which lies in the wilderness 50 miles west of Anchorage shows the artfulness of nature s hand as well as any I have seen Strandline Lake is one of the largest ice dammed lakes in North America Each spring it fills with millions of tons of river runoff Glacial walls contain them until the weight of the water is simply too great And then usually in early fall the lake bursts sending floods of biblical proportions down the valley below destroying everything in its path and leaving a moonscape of stranded icebergs some ten stories high littered across miles of empty lakebed and outwash plains I visited one April day months after the flood to find these enormous icebergs still stranded near the head of the lake rapidly melting in the warming spring sun Bob Kaufman is an Anchorage based fine art photographer who flies to places few people have ever seen and uses one of the world s most advanced image sensors to produce large format artwork that is both immersive in its size yet infinite in its detail For Bob discovering unseen natural wonders is a spiritual experience Through his art he shares these moments with others who feel a similar awe that there still exist lands untouched since the time of Creation His work can be seen by visiting BobKaufman com Each original digital print is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity 907 777 7755 BOB BOBKAUFMAN COM 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 100

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AUCTION DONORS PRIZES Up To A 2500 Value 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 101

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD FUNDING PROJECT Community Engagement Civic Dialogue Funding Project CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM S 2021 FUND RAISING Target Dollar Amount 20 000 Description of Project We no longer think of our communities as just the physical land and hard infrastructure that Jane and Vic have nurtured in Alaska for the good of us all Whether by choice or necessity as the last year has demanded we have moved into the virtual world To maintain and expand that sense of community among people in the virtual world while maintaining the community in the physical world we are asking for your donations to help build the Congregation Beth Sholom Community Engagement and Civic Dialog Fund to be used for the following purposes Sound system improvements Video equipment Streaming equipment software and tech needs Security and facility personnel costs for larger community gatherings Light refreshments for larger community gatherings Honoraria and or expenses for speakers These items will support tikkun olam through activities such as the monthly Community Speaker Series community dialog sessions and healing services that CBS often holds following community tragedies To borrow from Vic s Shining Lights biography Community Engagement Can And Will Change The World 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 102

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2021 SHINING LIGHTS AWARD 1961 2021 Celebrating 60 years A proud sponsor of the 2021 Shining Lights Award 2021 Shining Lights Award Honoring Vic Fischer Jane Angvik PAGE 106

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