Robyn Carroll takes over as JEA President

Robyn Carroll takes over as JEA President
106th annual meeting Wednesday night. (Source: WTOC)
Robyn Carroll was named as the new President of the Jewish Education Alliance. (Source: WTOC)
Robyn Carroll was named as the new President of the Jewish Education Alliance. (Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Every year the Jewish Education Alliance comes together to honor those who go above and beyond.

On Wednesday night, they had their 106th annual meeting where the new JEA board was announced. Robyn Carroll officially took over as President of the JEA after the previous president, Scott Samuels, stepped down.

Carroll will be the 51st president and the fifth women to lead the organization in its 106-year history.

"It's exciting that the young group of people, young families, are taking an imitative and a leadership role. And, it's exciting to be the first of the young people to step up," said Carroll.

Michael Karpf was presented with the highest honor the JEA awards -- the Community Service Award -- for a lifetime of service to the Savannah community.

Kirby Southerland and Dayle Levy received the President's Award for Exceptional Service to the JEA, and Sharon Hughes was honored for her 30-years of service. JEA teachers and staff were also among those honored for their service at Wednesday's meeting.

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