Jewish American Heritage Month


Democrats and Republicans gathered in the LBJ Room off the Senate floor to acknowledge six Jewish leaders in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. President George W. Bush designated May for this commemoration in 2006, recommended by Representative Debbi Wasserman Schultze, recognizing the 360 year history of Jewish contributions to American culture.

Pictured from left: Ari Scharf, Founder and Director of  Project Mesorah; Sidney Greenberger, Chairman of the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Commission; Phil Friedman, Founder of Computer Generated Solutions (CSG); Stanley Tate, head the Resolution Trust Corporation; Rabbi Simcha Scholar, Executive Vice President of Chai Lifeline; Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rabbi Elie Abadie, founding Rabbi of the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue; Rabbi Abe Friedman, Community Liaison to the New York State Senate on Homeland Security; Ezra Friedlander, CEO of The Friedlander Group;  Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis; Alyza Lewin, ESQ. from  Lewin & Lewin, LLP specializing in litigation and government relations; Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)