Anita Fricklas

Anita Fricklas

Title: Retired Religious Organization Administrator

Location: Centennial, Colorado, United States

Anita Fricklas, Retired Religious Organization Administrator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of Jewish education.

Committed to helping others and finding a way to achieve her goals despite any obstacles, Ms. Fricklas has dedicated her career to bringing communities together. In preparation for her exciting work, she obtained an Associate of Commercial Science from Boston University in 1975 and a Bachelor of Arts in business and business administration from Upsala College in 1959, later earning a Master of Arts in religion from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver in 1985. She has been an instructor for Somerset County College in Somerville, NJ, from 1970 to 1972 before relocating to Denver in 1972, when the Rabi at Temple Sinai in Denver asked her if she would be interested in a part time teaching job. The position evolved into Ms. Fricklas serving as the director of education programming for the Temple Sinai in Denver from 1973 to 1990. Planning on returning to school in 1990, Ms. Fricklas instead accepted a job as the executive director of the American Jewish Committee of Denver, where she worked until her retirement.

Ms. Fricklas considers the highlight of her career to be the Muslim-Jewish dialogue she had facilitated, bringing together people from both faiths to discuss life experiences. She is delighted to have led a mission trip to Morocco and Israel, receiving a grant for the Israel portion of the trip as well as the king of Morocco paying for part of the trip. Bettering any organization with which she has been affiliated, Ms. Fricklas has held membership with numerous organizations such as the League of Women Voters, the Jewish Educators Council of Denver and the National Association of Temple Educators. She is currently a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Iliff School of Theology Alumni Association, the National Council of Jewish Women and the Lupus Research Institute. Ms. Fricklas is a proud board member and advocacy chair of the Arthritis Foundation as well as a board member and editor for the Lupus Foundation of Colorado. In recognition of her success, she has received the Mayor’s Community Achievement Award in 1999, a Distinguished Leadership Award from 1989 to 1990 and The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Furthermore, Ms. Ficklas has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Religion, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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