Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award Dinner


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 Achievement 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 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

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

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 grant-making 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, using nothing more than the human voice, a clean-cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor

  • The Maccabeats 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


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