Supporters and friends of the Jewish Children’s Museum gathered in Crown Heights on Tuesday for a gala dinner celebrating 17 years since the museum’s founding. NYC Mayor Eric Adams was awarded with ‘Leadership Award’.
By Anash.org reporter
Supporters and friends of the Jewish Children’s Museum gathered in Crown Heights on Tuesday for a gala dinner celebrating 17 years since the museum’s founding.
The program, billed as “promoting goodness and kindness”, highlighted the museum’s work to educate and inspire children from many diverse backgrounds, giving them a glimpse into Judaism, while at the same time serving as a fun and educational experience for Jewish children from around the globe.
Honorees at the dinner included Joseph Sprung and Diane Lempert of Bear Givers, who received the Lamplighters Award; Alana Newhouse of the Tablet Magazine who received the Ambassador of Hope Award; Hon. Loretta Preska, Senior Judge, who received the Ari Halberstam Memorial Award; and NYC Mayor Eric Adams who received the Leadership award.
The evening also featured addresses by Phleasha Davis of Public School 327 Dr. Rose B. English School, who described her visit to JCM with students; greetings by Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson, JCM Executive Director; greetings by Mrs. Devorah Halberstam, JCM Director of External Affairs; a ceremonial unit presentation by the NYPD marching band; and a video presentation highlighting the museum’s efforts in combating anti-semitism.