Michael Bloomberg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Daniel Goldin, Ronald Lauder and Itzhak Perlman to be Honored

AJCongress Announces First Annual National Jewish Leadership Awards



Tuesday, May 15, 2001, 6:00 p.m.

The Waldorf-Astoria, Starlight

Roof

New York City



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Jewish Congress

    NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Simultaneously paying tribute to
 present success while at the same time looking to the Jewish future, the
 American Jewish Congress will bestow its First Annual National Jewish
 Leadership Awards on five individuals who are renowned for years of high
 achievement in their respective professions or vocations. The Honorees, in
 turn, have designated a young person of great promise from their respective
 fields to serve for the next year as AJCongress Fellows.
     The black-tie awards dinner will take place on at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
 May 15, 2001 at The Waldorf-Astoria, Starlight Roof.
 
     The five Honorees include:
      -- Michael R. Bloomberg, CEO and Founder, Bloomberg L.P., in the area of
         Finance and Industry;
 
      -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme
         Court, in the area of the Law;
 
      -- Daniel S. Goldin, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space
         Administration, in the area of Science;
 
      -- Ronald S. Lauder, Founder of the Lauder Foundation, established to
         rebuild Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe, in the area of
         Philanthropy;
 
      -- Itzhak Perlman, violin virtuoso, in the area of Arts and Culture.
 
     The AJCongress Fellows, who will also be recognized at the dinner, will be
 presented with a $10,000 stipend by AJCongress to facilitate advancement in
 their respective fields.
     Co-Chairs for the event are the industrialists and philanthropists S.
 Daniel Abraham and Dr. Edward L. Steinberg. Mr. Abraham is founder of
 Slim-Fast Foods, as well as the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic
 Cooperation. Dr. Steinberg was a partner in the founding of Slim-Fast and
 among many other humanitarian positions, has served as Chairman of the Board
 of Keren-Or, an institution in Israel which serves blind and multi-handicapped
 children.
     "Our Honorees represent achievement at the highest levels imaginable,"
 said AJCongress President Jack Rosen in announcing the Awards. "AJCongress has
 chosen to establish an annual awards program to recognize leaders in the
 Jewish community because every community needs models to emulate and follow,
 both for their contemporaries and for those who will succeed them. We believe
 it is our responsibility to promote Jewish continuity and to encourage and
 cultivate Jewish identity, especially for our children. Our expectation is
 that those who accept this distinguished honor will serve as a beacon of
 excellence for others, while their designated Fellows will assume comparable
 positions of leadership in the years to come."
 
     For further information, contact Belle Faber, 212-360-1518.
 
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SOURCE American Jewish Congress
    NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Simultaneously paying tribute to
 present success while at the same time looking to the Jewish future, the
 American Jewish Congress will bestow its First Annual National Jewish
 Leadership Awards on five individuals who are renowned for years of high
 achievement in their respective professions or vocations. The Honorees, in
 turn, have designated a young person of great promise from their respective
 fields to serve for the next year as AJCongress Fellows.
     The black-tie awards dinner will take place on at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
 May 15, 2001 at The Waldorf-Astoria, Starlight Roof.
 
     The five Honorees include:
      -- Michael R. Bloomberg, CEO and Founder, Bloomberg L.P., in the area of
         Finance and Industry;
 
      -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme
         Court, in the area of the Law;
 
      -- Daniel S. Goldin, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space
         Administration, in the area of Science;
 
      -- Ronald S. Lauder, Founder of the Lauder Foundation, established to
         rebuild Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe, in the area of
         Philanthropy;
 
      -- Itzhak Perlman, violin virtuoso, in the area of Arts and Culture.
 
     The AJCongress Fellows, who will also be recognized at the dinner, will be
 presented with a $10,000 stipend by AJCongress to facilitate advancement in
 their respective fields.
     Co-Chairs for the event are the industrialists and philanthropists S.
 Daniel Abraham and Dr. Edward L. Steinberg. Mr. Abraham is founder of
 Slim-Fast Foods, as well as the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic
 Cooperation. Dr. Steinberg was a partner in the founding of Slim-Fast and
 among many other humanitarian positions, has served as Chairman of the Board
 of Keren-Or, an institution in Israel which serves blind and multi-handicapped
 children.
     "Our Honorees represent achievement at the highest levels imaginable,"
 said AJCongress President Jack Rosen in announcing the Awards. "AJCongress has
 chosen to establish an annual awards program to recognize leaders in the
 Jewish community because every community needs models to emulate and follow,
 both for their contemporaries and for those who will succeed them. We believe
 it is our responsibility to promote Jewish continuity and to encourage and
 cultivate Jewish identity, especially for our children. Our expectation is
 that those who accept this distinguished honor will serve as a beacon of
 excellence for others, while their designated Fellows will assume comparable
 positions of leadership in the years to come."
 
     For further information, contact Belle Faber, 212-360-1518.
 
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