Aish International Receives National Recognition By U.S. Senate For Enriching American Society


aish senateFor more than 350 years, Jews have been making major contributions to American society. Accordingly, President Obama and the United States Congress declared May 2015 as Jewish American Heritage Month. On May 20th, Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives gathered in the U.S. Capitol to honor the Jewish American experience at the Congressional Jewish Heritage Celebration.

Held in the Kennedy Caucus Room, the event highlighted the accomplishments of Aish International and its partners.

According to the Senate Resolution introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Aish is being honored for having “enriched the society of the United States.” Further, Aish’s impact in many American cities “demonstrates that in the United States, people may freely connect with their culture and religious heritage and contribute to the fabric of life in the United States.”

Aish International shared this honor with several of its major supporters. These leaders were presented with the Jewish American Heritage Award.

“Our partners are dedicated to providing inspiring and accessible Jewish education. Their unwavering support is the reason why we have made such a powerful impact across this great nation” remarked Richard Boruch Rabinowitz, Aish International’s Executive Director.

Aish International’s Managing Director Rabbi Hershel Lutch noted: “We thank the United States Senate and the Jewish Heritage Celebration Committee for their acknowledgment of our organization’s contribution to fabric of Jewish American life and American society as a whole. This is a proud moment for Aish International and our partners.”

Founded by Rav Noach Weinberg zt”l in 1974, Aish HaTorah is a global organization engaging over 150,000 people each year through its 22 branches and over 30 successful programs. Aish has built movements on campus, created sustainable Jewish communities, and brought cutting-edge educational programming to Jewish communities throughout the United States and across the world.

Caption for above photo: (R-L) Richard M. Horowitz, Hershel Lutch, Richard Boruch Rabinowitz and Bob Diener at the Jewish Heritage Celebration in the US Capitol.

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