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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



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