Rabbi Levi Shemtov, the Executive Vice President of the America Friends of Lubavitch, complimented Ezra Friedlander, CEO of The Friedlander Group, (which organized the Tribute Event), for being able to bring out unique aspects of Jewish life. Rabbi Shemtov spoke about the weekly Torah reading and about the Jewish ethic that commends a person to see beyond oneself to community and society.
Congressman Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts celebrated the honorees, who "epitomize the value of the Jewish community and American experience."
David Mandel, CEO of OHEL Children's Home and Family Service introduced Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida. It was because of the Congresswoman's urging that May was proclaimed by the President and Congress Jewish American Month. Representative Wasserman-Schultz congratulated The Friedlander Group's effort to put together the celebration and Greg Rosenbaum for his commitment to have Jewish American Heritage Month take root. The Congresswoman highlighted the importance to educate Members of Congress and all Americans about the impact Jews have had throughout American History. Representative Wasserman-Schultz presented an award to Harvey and Gloria Kaylie, stalwart supporters of OHEL. Since 1969, OHEL has been helping people of all ages surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises, in the realm of foster care, housing, outpatient counseling and day programs. Driven by a shared vision to break-down stigma in the community, the Kaylie's provided the seed capital for OHEL to open the ground-breaking Camp Kaylie at OHEL -- the first-of-its-kind integrated summer camp for kids of all abilities.
For more information visit www.TheFriedlanderGroup.com/JewishHeritageCelebration or contact:
212-233-5555 x 101
Photo and Video Credit - Shmuel Lenchevsky
Photos with captions: https://picasaweb.google.com/112561373369698012283/JewishHeritageCelebration2013?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCKuG8qqm_qqQIA&feat=directlink
Embedded Video Available
Embedded Video Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2319793
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2319766
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2319769
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2319772
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2319775
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2319778
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2319781
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2319784
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2319787
212-233-5555 x 101
Most Popular Stories
- 15 Myths That Could Ruin Your Hispanic Ad Campaign
- General Motors Names Mary Barra as First Female CEO
- Cold Dis-comfort: Antarctica Set Record of -135.8
- Slow Week Ahead of December FOMC Meeting
- Uruguay Gets Ready for Legal Marijuana
- Oldaker Takes Center Stage at Entrepreneur Awards
- Obama Delivers Speech at Mandela Memorial: Transcript
- Hispanics Seek to Grow School Board Members
- 'Knockout Game': Myth or Menace?
- Russia Says Nyet to Canada North Pole Claim