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Nov 17 2019


4:30 pm

ZOA’s Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award Dinner 2019

The ZOA Invites you to the



Marriott Marquis, Times Square

1535 Broadway, NYC

4:30pm Reception

6:30pm Glatt Kosher Dinner




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Gilad Erdan

Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs and Public Safety and Information

  • Woo Kai-Sheng Lifetime Achievemen and Outstanding Diplomacy Award Former Minister of Home Front Defense, Internal Affairs
  • Top advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu
  • Promotes ties between Christians and Jews
The Honorable Danny Danon

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN

  • Former Israeli Deputy Minister of Defense
  • Former Minister of Science, Technology and Space
  • Former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset
  • Former Chair of Immigration, Absorption and Disapora
  • Affairs Committee
The Honorable Ronald D. DeSantis

Governor of the State of Florida

  • Dr. Bob Shillman Award for Outstanding Leadership
  • Former U.S. Congressman, Florida
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Middle East, held hearings promoting moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli land (Mort Klein testified at both hearings)
  • Yale University and Harvard Business School
Dr. Bob Shillman

Distinguished high-tech businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist

  • Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award
  • Passionate and courageous advocate for Israel
  • Founder of Cognex, machine vision systems, software and sensors manufacturer
  • Sponsors ZOA Dinner student participation
Rita Cosby

Television news anchor, correspondent, radio host and best-selling author; CBS’s Inside Edition special correspondent

  • Emcee
  • Former host of Fox’s Live with Rita Cosby
  • New York State “Rita Cosby Day,” declared in 2010, to honor her extraordinary journalism and exemplary service to the community
Myron Zimmerman

Prominent real estate magnate

  • ZOA Vice President and a Board member
  • President of MZ Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation committed to combating anti-Semitism in the United States and across the globe, and safeguarding the security of the Jewish people and the Jewish State of Israel. MZ Foundation has partnered with more than 90 different organizations across several continents
  • Sponsor of ZOA’s Student Missions to Israel
The Maccabeats

American Orthodox Jewish a cappella group founded in 2007

  • Perform around the world
  • Recorded three albums
  • Have more than 25,000,000 views on YouTube
Morton A. Klein

ZOA National President since 1983

  • Chosen as one of the top five Jewish leaders in America by The Forward
  • Has given hundreds of lectures around the world
  • Authored many articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Commentary, and other prestigious publications
  • Received numerous honors including, the Jabotinsky Award, Hadassah’s Myrtle Wreath Award and the Holocaust Humanitarian Award
  • Chosen by the Jewish Exponent as one of the top dozen Jewish activists of the 20th Century
  • Has testified at Congressional Committee hearings