Hall of Fame Chronology
- 2013: The Fromer Scholar Medal was produced by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame for the Magnes Collection at UC Berkeley. The first recipient was Aviv Nitsan, a senior in Comparative Literature (photo by Peg Skorpinski).
- 2014: During a Town Meeting at Milken
Community Schools on October 1, Mel
Wacks, Director of the Jewish-American Hall of
Fame, presented student Gabi Kamran ’15 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 Betty
Friedan. The contest was sponsored by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, Fresh
Ink for Teens, and The Jewish Week, New York's largest Jewish newspaper.
Photo by Andrea Smith.
- 2014: Metal Man: The Story of Victor Ries premiered on October 2, at the Mill Valley Film Festival. A film by Bill Chayes, it is copyrighted by the Jewish-American Hall of
Fame. Victor Ries’ story takes us through his early
life in Germany, fleeing Nazis for Palestine in 1933, emigrating
to America during the 1948 War, and showings at major museums. The film
pictures Victor’s important legacy of metal artworks
of all kinds and sizes, from jewelry to Jewish-American Hall of Fame medals to
major installations in synagogues and churches. Photo
courtesy of Noa Mohlabane.
- 2014: Asser Levy medal featured in exhibit of Jews in the American Military that opened on November 11, at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Washington DC. Photo courtesy of Pamela Elbe.
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