This morning was the Bronx Jewish Community Council Breakfast of Champions. Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. received the Bronx Business Leader Award presented by noted Riverdalian Howard Johans. Mr Sam Shalem received the Bronx Realty Leader award presented by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Drs. Molham and Lori Solomon received the Guardians of Chesed Awards presented by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. Hon. John Barone received the Public Safety Award presented by State Senator Jeff Klein, and Lynn Levine and Fred Levine received the Larance Hockert Labor of Love Award presented by BJCC Executive Director Brad Silver.
In all over 200 people were in attendance at the Riverdale Jewish Center on Independence Avenue including other elected officials and community leaders. Rabbi Israel Greenberg gave the closing invocation and comments. it is the Bronx Jewish Community Council that does the work for many by so few. Photos of the event are below.
Above - BJCC Executive Director Brad Silver opens the Breakfast of Champions.
Below - The National Anthem is sung by SAR student Keren Benillovch.
Above - Hatikva the National Anthem of Israel is sung.
Below - Former Bronx BP Adolfo Carrion Jr. speaks after receiving his award.
Above - Bronx BP Ruben Diaz presents Mr Sam Shalem with his award.
Below - State Senator Jeff Klein tells of his Jewish upbringing in the Bronx.
Above - Senator Klein presents the Hon. John Barone with his award.
Below - Rabbi Israel Greenberg gives the Invocation, and a few words despite having a fever and having a fever temperature.