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Hillel's Annual Gala Update 2012

by Monica Herman |Jun 11, 2012|Comments
On May 31, 2012, Hillel hosted our Renaissance Award Annual Gala in New York City, and the evening was a wonderful success.


Randall Kaplan & Kathy Manning.

Highlights include:

  • Honoring Randall R. Kaplan, chair of Hillel's International Board of Governors, and Kathy E. Manning, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Jewish Federations of North America
  • Raising over $1.5 million to continue the important work that we do with Jewish students on campuses around the world
  • Speeches from Hillel alumni Sophie Teitelbaum (University of California Berkeley), Shannon Pournazarian (UCLA), David Poritz (Brown University), Lexie Komisar (Northwestern University), and Hannah Gutterman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Legacy of Leadership Award given to Paul Cherner for his dedicated and long-standing service to Hillel locally and nationally
  • Speeches from Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York & Tom Blumberg, Chair, Board of Directors of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
  • John Ruskay, Executive Vice President & CEO of UJA Federations of NY, interviewing Randall Kaplan and Kathy Manning

Wayne Firestone, Paul Cherner & Tom Blumberg.
(Wayne Firestone, Paul Cherner, Tom Blumberg)

For additional photos from the evening, visit our Facebook photo album or our News section.

Were you in attendance at this year's Gala? Please share your favorite moments from the evening in the comments!


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