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November 4, 2012 (New York, NY) – The United Jewish Council of the Lower East Side (UJC-LES) will hold a Legislative Breakfast to celebrate 40 years of its service to the community and the partners who made it possible.
Several outstanding leaders of the Lower East Side will present and receive awards. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will present an award to New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, and Judge Marty Shulman will present an award to Mr. and Mrs. Dovid Sandel for Bikur Cholim, an organization that provides help to the sick and needy. Rabbi Tzvi Romm will present an award in memory of Ben Sauerhaft a long time community activist. Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty CEO William Rapfogel will be Master of Ceremonies.
The United Jewish Council of the Lower East Side serves as a coordinating body of neighborhood, secular, civic, and fraternal organizations. Formed in 1971 by neighborhood leaders and residents, the UJC works to preserve and stabilize the Lower East Side of Manhattan community through the provision of a wide range of human services and community development programs. Most programs serve the needs of the elderly, while the UJC also operates a wide range of programs for families and children. To find out more about UJC-LES visit our website at www.ujces.org.
The Breakfast will take place Sunday, November 4 from 10 am to 1 pm at Congregation Chasam Sopher, 10 Clinton Street, Manhattan. The breakfast costs $36 per person with sponsorships ($180 – $1,000). The Breakfast is free for the press, but members of the media are asked to RSVP in advance to Sheila Selig at 212-233-6037 x 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: United Jewish Council’s Legislative Breakfast
WHEN: Sunday, November 4, 2012 – 10 am to 1 pm
WHERE: Congregation Chasam Sopher
10 Clinton Street
New York, NY
WHO: Speaker Sheldon Silver
Council Member Margaret Chin
Rabbi Tzvi Romm
Mr. and Mrs. Dovid Sandel
Mr. William Rapfogel
CONTACT: Sheila Selig, Executive Director
212-233-6037 x 106 or email@example.com
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