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  • 2015: During a Spotlight Poet Tribute to Maetal Gerson at Milken Community Schools on October 15, Mel Wacks, Director of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, presented Junior Maetal Gerson with a $500 dollar check and an award medal as the grand winner of the Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing for her essay on composer Aaron Copland. The contest was sponsored by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, Fresh Ink for Teens, and The Jewish Week (New York). Pictured left to right are four finalists—Noa Rubin, Sammy Stolzenbach, Elle Melmed, and Naomi Gluck—then Mel Wacks, winner Maetal Gerson, and their creative writing teacher Ms. Melody Mansfield. Photo by Brian Byrne.

  • Former Scholar

  • 2016: At Milken Community Schools on October 6, Mel Wacks, Director of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, presented Aaron Feldman with a $500 dollar check and an award medal as the grand winner of the Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing for his essay on scientist Leonard Adlemen. The contest was sponsored by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, Fresh Ink for Teens, and The Jewish Week (New York). Pictured left to right are finalist Alexandra Freund (essay about inventor Edwin Land), Mel Wacks, winner Aaron Feldman, finalist Kayla Cohen (who wrote about humanitarian Henrietta Szold), and their creative writing teacher Ms. Melody Mansfield. Photo by Andrea Smith.

    Mel Wacks

  • 2016: Television personality Larry King received the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award from the American Jewish Historical Society at a gala dinner on December 1st. The Emma Lazarus medal was designed by Gerta Ries Wiener, and issued by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame in 1983.

  • Larry King


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