Honorees 2015

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CHARLES E. SCHUMER
UNITED STATES SENATOR FOR NEW YORK
for promoting positive dialog between people and cultures, for his steadfast dedication to civil rights and freedom, and for his tireless commitment to serving Russian-American community of New York.

ALEXEI RATMANSKY
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
for his outstanding artistic achievements and unwavering support of the world of dance and choreography, and
for becoming the first artist-in-residence in the American Ballet Theatre.

DR. ALEX AND OLGA ROVT
PHILANTHROPISTS
for being ardent supporters of children’s charities and education,
for ensuring the safety and well-being of Russian-speaking and Jewish communities through their international humanitarian endeavors.

HELEN YARMAK
FOUNDER AND DESIGNER
HELEN YARMAK FASHION HOUSE
for her inspiring lifelong dedication to expressing her personal creative vision through fashion,
and for her commitment to innovation and artistic excellence.

COJECO
COUNCIL OF JEWISH EMIGRE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
for being a catalyst for the successful integration of the Russian-speaking Jews into the greater American Jewish community while preserving unique Russian Jewish cultural heritage