(JNS.org) U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), who died Monday at age 89, had received the Renaissance Award from Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life at a Hillel gala last Thursday in New York City.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized by Hillel—a great organization that instills students with a connection to Judaism and Israel,” Senator Lautenberg said.
Hillel, along with National Council on Soviet Jewry: Advocates on Behalf of
Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States & Eurasia, is also awarding the
newly established Lautenberg Prize to the Genesis Philanthropy Group. The prize
“will be presented annually to organizations and individuals who have
demonstrated a commitment to the strengthening of Jewish identity within the
Russian-speaking Jewish community,” according to Hillel.