Celebrations Milestones

ADL to honor Alma Rutgers, Don Snyder and Rabbi David Israel

Rabbi David Israel

Alma Rutgers and Don Snyder of Greenwich, and Rabbi David Israel of Stamford have been named recipients of the Anti-Defamation League’s 2012 Daniel R. Ginsberg Humanitarian Award. The award, which recognizes members of the Lower Fairfield County community who have devoted themselves to humanitarian causes, will be presented at a reception to be held Sunday, Nov. 18, in Stamford.
Active in Greenwich town government for more than 25 years, Alma Rutgers has served on the town’s Board of Health and the Housing Authority and as an elected member of the Board of Estimate and Taxation. She has also served on the boards of many area nonprofits, including the Greenwich League of Women Voters, Hadassah’s Greenwich chapter and Jewish Family Services.
Don Snyder’s career as a journalist has spanned six decades. Best known for producing NBC’s Today Show for nearly 20 years, he has also spent time abroad, covering news stories in Hungary, Austria, West Germany and Northern Ireland. He is currently a contributing editor to the Jewish daily newspaper The Forward, which is based in New York City.

Don Snyder and Alma Rutgers

Rabbi David Israel is rabbinic dean of Bi-Cultural Day School in Stamford, the same city where he began his professional career as spiritual leader of Young Israel of Stamford. Prior to his arrival at Bi-Cultural, he served as a senior professional at Yeshiva University, including five years as the director of the Max Stern Division of Communal Services.
For more information, contact Janet Magid at (203) 288-6500 ext. 313 or jmagid@adl.org.

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