Hundreds of people gathered at the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel in Manhattan last Sunday for the 2022 Arutz Sheva-Israel National News Jerusalem Conference.
Conference speakers and participants focused on a number of burning issues on the agenda related to Jerusalem and Israel. The event was attended by senior representatives of Jewish communities across the US as well as government ministers and dignitaries from Israel.
Prizes were awarded to individuals for outstanding public service, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to Chagai Godschmidt, CEO of EFRAT C.R.I.B. (The Committee for the Rescue of Israel’s Babies), on behalf of the late Dr. Eli Schussheim, z”l, founder and chairman of EFRAT who passed away last June.
Dr. Schussheim was lauded “for over 40 years of working tirelessly and with great self-sacrifice to save the lives of Jewish babies in Israel by empowering their mothers through financial, emotional and physical support.” The emcee continued, “Your efforts, conducted with all your heart, mind and soul, continue to bear fruit while transforming Israeli society through the close to 81,000 lives saved.”
Nir Salomon, Executive Director of EFRAT, added that “there is no doubt that Dr. Schussheim’s tireless efforts have changed Israeli society for the better by empowering women and fighting poverty at the most basic level.”