Samuil Manski
(Sugihara Visa recipient)

Recipient of Sugihara Visa. Chairman of Temple of Emeth Memorial Park. Mr. Manski fled from Poland to Lithuania in December, 1939. After receiving the visa, he traveled across Russia to Japan and finally arrived in the United States in 1941. He has been a member of Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) since 1941, was National Vice-President of the ZOA, and is a member of the National Executive of the ZOA. He also serves as a member of the Middle East Committee and the Holocaust Committee of Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and Vice-President/board member of the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts.

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Nathan Lewin
(Attorney, Sugihara Visa recipient)

Recipient of Sugihara Visa. Attorney. Mr. Lewin was born in Lodz, Poland in1936 and fled to the United States at five. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he began his service in the government. In the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, he was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. He currently serves as Honorary President of the American Section of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and National Vice-President of the National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs.

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Thomas C. Homberger
(National Director, Anti-Defamation League)

Chairman of National Executive Committee of Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Attorney with J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Mr. Homburger's practice is concentrated in the areas of complex real estate transactions. After serving as Chairman of Chicago Regional Board of ADL and Vice Chairman of National Commission of ADL, he was elected to the current position. He also serves as a trustee of ADL Foundation.

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Floyd Mori
(President, Japanese American Citizens League)

National President of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). Mr. Mori was born in Murray, Utah, of immigrant parents from Japan. After graduating from Brighem Young University, he moved to California where he became a City Councilman and later Mayor of the city of Plesanton. He was elected to and served six years in the California State Assembly. After several years in the business field, he founded Mori International and became an International business consultant. He also serves as a member of the Utah Governor's Asian Advisory Council.

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Abraham Cooper
(Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center)

Associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Born in New York in 1950, Mr. Cooper was educated at Yeshiva University. He has been a long-time activist for Jewish and human rights causes around the world. For over 2 decades he has overseen the Wiesenthal Center's international social agenda from worldwide anti-Semitism, Nazi war criminals and Nazi Gold, to extremist groups and hate on the Internet. In 1999, he received Yeshiva University's Bernard Revel Community Service Leadership Memorial Award.

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Lloyd Williams
(President, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce)

President/CEO of Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. As a head of the oldest ongoing business/civic organization in Manhattan, Mr. Williams has been working on the business/economic development, revitalization, and quality of life issues of the Upper Manhattan area. He also serves as Chairman of LMR Productions, Inc., Chairman of HARLEM WEEK, Inc., Vice Chairman of US Black Travel & Tourism Association, President of Greater Harlem Housing Development Corporation, Vice Chairman of Harlem Visitors & Convention Association, a member of Executive Committee of National Black Business Council etc.

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Michael Miller
(Executive Vice-President, Jewish Community Relations Council)

Executive Vice President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. Mr. Miller began his career in Jewish communal service in 1976 as a United States Army Chaplain in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Later, he was appointed spiritual leader of a congregation in Springfield, Massachusetts. He currently serves on many boards and frequently acts as a consultant on a wide range of local, national and international issues.

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Karl Rodney
(CEO, New York Carib News)

Publisher/CEO of the New York Carib News. He founded Carib News 18 years ago in order to serve as a bridge between Caribbean-American community and the larger community, assisting the assimilation process and to promote values and contribution of the community. He currently serves as Chairman/CEO of Accent Travel & Tours, publisher of Easy Magazine, a board member of the New York United Way, a member of Advisory Board of the Caribbean Cultural Center etc.

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(In order of appearance at the Celebration)

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