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Exit Strategy Podcast Wins Communications Industry Awards

New York – May 15, 2023 – The podcast of Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, Exit Strategy, won two major awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) at the 29th Annual Communicator Awards.

Exit Strategy, hosted by Stephanie Garry, Plaza’s Executive Vice President of Communal Partnerships, debuted its first episode in 2022 and explores the spectrum of end of life issues — from grief and palliative care, to solo aging and interpretations of death in the arts.

Exit Strategy received two awards of distinction for “Rethinking and Living our Legacies,” an episode featuring Rabbi Steve Leder of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles speaking about ethical wills as critical instruments for one’s life and legacy.

“We launched Exit Strategy a year ago as a new platform to raise awareness and advance in a significant way discussions of issues surrounding end-of-life,” said Garry. “To be recognized with this prestigious honor is a marker of Exit Strategy’s impact and value, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

The Communicator Awards is the leading global awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. Approximately 3,000 nominees were considered this year.

“The submissions for the 29th season of The Communicator Awards’ were some of the most diverse and powerful yet,” said AIVA managing director Lauren Angeloni. “I want to congratulate all of the honorees for their well-deserved wins. I also would like to extend deep and sincere thanks to our jurors, who gave so much time and care in the face of this massive undertaking.”

The AIVA is an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.

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