Rabbi Marc Schneier honored by U.S. Senate in celebration of Jewish American Heritage month

Rabbi Marc Schneier and Senator Corey Booker

Rabbi Marc Schneier joined by Senator Orrin Hatch and Senator Corey Booker

Rabbi Schneier addressing the US Senate Jewish American Heritage Celebration

Senator Tim Kaine presenting the award to Rabbi Schneier


United States Senate  
You are cordially invited to attend a luncheon in
Tribute to American Jewry
Honoring leaders of the Jewish community

Wednesday - May 25, 2016 

Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325) 
Russell Senate Office Building 
Capitol Hill 
Washington, DC 

Rabbi Marc Schneier

Rabbi Marc Schneier is an international figure who is renowned for his dedication to strengthening cooperation and reconciliation among ethnic and religious communities. As President of the FFEU (founded in 1989), he is the preeminent leader in the field of Black- Jewish Relations. He and Russell Simmons, Chairman of FFEU, were honored by the U.S. Congress on the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer. 
Rabbi Schneier is the author of Shared Dreams: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the  Jewish Community. 

He is recipient of many awards, including The Kelly Miller Smith Ecumenical Award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, The NAACP Martin Luther King, Jr. "Measure Of A Man Award", The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, The Civil Rights Leadership Award in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The New York State Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal and the  American Civil Rights Education Services Civil Rights Award. In 2009, Rabbi Schneier was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta. 
This event will recognize the historical contributionsJews have granted the United States.

Invitation Non-Transferrable - Limited Seating
Absolutely no contributions will be solicited or accepted. 

May has been proclaimed by the United States Congress as Jewish  American Heritage Month. Despite centuries of oppression and persecution,  Jews have always risen up to help bring improvement and progress to society. For more than 350 years,  Jews have been making major contributions to the American culture, including arts, science, medicine, sports, business, government and military service.

~Presidential Proclamations~  
"The Jewish people's pursuit of freedom brought multitudes to our shores...let us honor their tremendous contributions...And let all of us find inspiration in a story that speaks to the universal human experience, with all of its suffering and all of its salvation." 

Barack Obama 
44th President of the United States

"Jewish American Heritage Month [is] to increase tolerance and raise awareness about ...the depth and breadth of contributions of Jews through 350 years of Jewish life in America... through every walk of life is incredibly important."
George W. Bush 
43rd President of the United States

"Jewish citizens have contributed their knowledge and skills to every field of endeavor, including education, business, industry, science, and the arts. Their names are permanently etched inAmerica's history books, and the Jewish community's rich heritage and culture pervade all aspects of American society."
William J. Clinton
42nd President of the United States

"American Jews have contributed significantly to the spiritual and cultural elevation of our society since the founding of our Nation.Jewish immigrants and their descendants have brought dignity and distinction to every field of American endeavor. Our Jewishcitizens have served America by fighting for her freedom, building her industry, striving for her goals, and nurturing her dreams."
Ronald Reagan (1981)
40th President of the United States


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