Rabbi Eckstein Honoured by Congress for Jewish Heritage Month

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For Jewish American Heritage Month, celebrated during May, Rabbi Eckstein was in Washington, D.C., last week to receive an award from Congress

May was Jewish American Heritage Month, and last week the U.S. Congress awarded Jewish leaders. Our friends at JTA report that Rabbi Eckstein was one of those in Washington, D.C., to be honoured by American legislators:

Congress members from both parties participated in a celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month taking place in the Capitol.

The event Wednesday included remarks by Sen. Sherrod Brown; D-Ohio; Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.; Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.; Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.; Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.; Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich.; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii; Rep. John Faso, R-N.Y.; Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass.; Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill.; as well as the congresswoman who in her first term authored the 2006 law creating Jewish American Heritage month, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.

The event, organized by the Friedlander Group, a New York-based PR and lobbying firm, included honours for Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who founded the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews...

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For Jewish American Heritage Month, celebrated during May, Rabbi Eckstein was in Washington, D.C., last week to receive an award from Congress

 

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