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May 2018

AJC Westchester/Fairfield will Honor Stephen Lowey with Lifetime Achievement Award

AJC Westchester/Fairfield will honor Stephen Lowey with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the AJC L’Dor V’Dor Gala at the Ritz Carlton New York in White Plains, Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6pm, with a cocktail and dinner reception.

 

 The evening will center on the theme L’Dor V’Dor – from Generation to Generation and will feature a keynote presentation by Seffi Kogen, AJC Director of Campus Affairs, on campus initiatives including AJC’s Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) program for high school students to learn to become advocates to combat anti-Semitism and extremism on college campuses. The Gala Dinner Chair, Marvin Israelow, will emcee the evening, and AJC CEO David Harris will present the award to Mr. Lowey. Additional remarks will be made by Stephen Lowey’s wife, Congresswoman Nita Lowey.

 

 Lowey’s service to AJC, the Jewish people, and all humanity has been an inspiration to the many who follow in his footsteps. He was born in 1933, and he grew up in St. Albans, Queens. A graduate of Woodmere Academy, Harvard College, and Columbia Law School, Lowey served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York, before co-founding Lowey Dannenberg P.C., of which he is Chair Emeritus, Counsel. He has been a longtime member of AJC’s Board of Governors and is a member of BILLA, AJC's Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs. BILLA is a unique initiative that strengthens the Jewish community's bonds of friendship with growing U.S. Latino communities and the countries of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. The Harrison resident is also a trustee and former Board Chair of World Learning and the Experiment in International Living, and is a long member of JCCH in Harrison. Lowey and his wife, Nita, have three children and eight grandchildren.

 

 For more information on the Gala contact Vicki Kline, AJC Westchester/Fairfield Development Director, phone: 914-948-5585 or Email: klinev@ajc.org .