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John Herzog and Jeffrey Radler to be honored by Jewish Senior Services

BRIDGEPORT – John E. Herzog, of Southport and Jeffrey Radler of New Canaan will be honored by Jewish Senior Services (JSS) at the organization’s Women’s Auxiliary Fall Gala, to be held Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus in Bridgeport.

John Herzog

John Herzog will receive the organization’s 2017 Arthur and Gladys Lunin Humanitarian Award, presented in recognition of outstanding public and community services. Herzog is chairman emeritus of Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc., which was founded by his father in 1926. He spearheaded the firm’s expansion into the third-largest Nasdaq market maker in the country, retiring in 2000 when Merrill Lynch acquired the firm. The firm’s story is told in the book A Billion to One, published in June by the Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Herzog founded the museum in 1988. He is also the former chairman of R.M. Smythe & Co.

A graduate of Cornell and New York University Stern School, he is president of the Fairfield Museum in Connecticut, a Board member of the Pequot Library in Southport, and a member of the American Antiquarian Society, the Grolier Clube, the Down Town Association and the Union League Club in New York City. The honorary chair of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, he is also trustee emeritus of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, now Randolph College, and is a holder of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Jeffrey Radler

Jeffrey Radler will receive the Louis Lotstein Award for Distinguished Service, presented in recognition of his decade-long service to JSS. An active member of the JSS Board of Directors, he served as its chairman on the Board from 2013-2016. Under his leadership, JSS built and moved to The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus on Bridgeport’s Park Avenue.

A graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in finance, Jeff worked for a division of the Manufacturers Hanover Corporation in New York City, before joining Westport’s Chessco Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, as chief financial officer. He later was named president of Chessco and the Chemionics Corporation, an affiliated company. Today, he is actively involved in the commercial real estate industry.

The Fall Gala will also include a dinner, auction, and entertainment by mentalist Ken Salaz.

For more information, call (203) 365-6407 or email sfreed@jseniors.org.

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