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JCRB|AJC – Human Relations Dinner

The Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee (JCRB|AJC) Human Relations Dinner was held on November 21st at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.  Donald J. Hall, Jr. was honored for his significant contributions of time, effort and expertise to improve the lives of people in Our Town and beyond.  For his efforts, he was presented with the 2010 Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award. T he evening’s featured speaker was Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, director of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African Art.  Dinner co-chairmen were Peter J. deSilva, Leo E. Morton, Ralph D. Reid, and Debbie Sosland-Edelman.

Also featured in the January 8th issue of The Independent Magazine
Photo Credit: Brian Turner


Henry W. Bloch presented the JCRB/AJC 2010 Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award to Donald J. Hall, Jr.


Dinner Co-chairmen: Debbie Sosland-Edelman, Leo E. Morton, Peter J. deSilva, and Ralph D. Reid

3David Fowler, dinner committee member; Donald J. Hall, Jr., honoree; and  Senator-elect Jerry Moran

4Ralph D. Reid, JCRB/AJC dinner co-chairman; Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, featured speaker; and Leisa Reid


Donald J. Hall, Jr., honoree; Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, featured speaker; Billy Hall, Jill Hall and Helen Hall


Terry and Mayor Peggy Dunn, Enid and Peter Levi, Ronald and Susan Goldsmith, Dianne Cleaver and Representative Emanuel Cleaver II



Saint Luke’s Foundation – 10th Annual Plaza 10K

Saint Luke’s Foundation’s 10th Annual Plaza 10K, a benefit for Saint Luke’s Home Care and Hospice, was held on September 13th. Participants were given the option to run virtually or…

Park International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

Park International Center for Music’s Stanislav & Friends was held on September 17th at the Boulevard Drive-In. Guests enjoyed beautiful classical music at the reimagined event which featured a pre-recorded…

A Few Of My Favorite Things By Heather N. Paxton

Joe Vaughan started collecting political buttons when he was still in grade school – and his collection has grown to include bumper stickers, leaflets, magazine articles, and other souvenirs of…

Jackson County CASA – CARnival for CASA

The Unity Village campus was the setting for Jackson County CASA’s 15th Annual CARnival for CASA, which was held on September 13th. From their vehicles, families could enjoy the spirit…