Honorees 2016

AMBASSADOR IDO AHARONI
CONSUL GENERAL OF ISRAEL IN NEW YORK
for his extensive efforts in preserving the cultural and historical heritage of Israel, promoting the ingenuity and creative spirit of the Israel people, supporting of the achievements of the Russian-Jewish population in the United States, and for his most distinguished diplomatic career

ANTHONY MELIKHOV
PHILANTHROPIST
FOUNDER, UNITE4:GOOD
for prompting charitable giving and acts of kindness on an international scale through the innovative social movement unite4:good, and for inspiring people across the globe to work side by side for the betterment of their communities

GEORGE WHITE
FOUNDER, THE EUGENE O’NEILL THEATER CENTER
for his inspiring dedication to spreading cultural exchange efforts and promoting positive dialog between the cultures and peoples of the United States and Russia, and for his lifelong contributions to the art of theater and theater education

KINGS BAY Y
for striving to unify diverse communities, and for creating long-lasting relationships between individuals and families of all ages and ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds

THE BROWNSTONE EXPERIENCE FOUNDATION
for creating meaningful opportunities to empower future NYC leaders representing Russian-speaking and American Jewish communities, and for bringing young professionals from different backgrounds together