THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Vicki & Gerry Benjamin
Donna & Michael Coles
Charlotte & Joel Marks
Linda & Steve Selig
Lisa Galanti, Board of Trustees Co-Chair, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Dr. Steve M. Dorman, President, Georgia College & State University
Dr. Gregory L. Fenves, President, Emory University
The Honorable Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast U.S.
State Representative Michael Wilensky
RECIPIENT OF THE PRESTIGIOUS BILLI & BERNIE MARCUS VISIONARY AWARD
Bruce H. Weinstein
Bruce H. Weinstein is a principal of Your Wealth Partners, affiliated with Equitable Financial Services. He specializes in Estate, Retirement, Charitable, and Insurance Planning. Bruce was honored to be named as Equitable Financial Service's National Man of the Year and frequently speaks at industry meetings
In addition to his work life, Bruce has served on boards and as officers of numerous civic and community organizations.
Bruce has been a proud and longstanding officer and member of the Board of Directors of Hillels of Georgia. He is also a Trustee of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and past Officer who has served on numerous JCC committees and volunteered as a coach in various youth sports for over 30 years. Bruce serves on the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and has served on its Executive Committee. He was Chair of the Jewish Federation's Super Sunday Phone-A-Thon and its Outreach Committee. A proud member of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Bruce served as National President of the ZBT Foundation where he was responsible for many new programs including Legacy Gifting for the fraternity. As an Alumnus of the University of Alabama Bruce was Co-Chair with the University President of a special committee to encourage the recruitment of Jewish students.
Bruce has been widely recognized for his leadership and commitment to the Jewish community. The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta recognized Bruce with the Mary and Max London "People Power Award" for his leadership to the JCC as the Atlanta Chairperson of the 2001 Maccabi Games in Atlanta. Bruce showed further commitment to sports when he successfully served as the Chairperson of the Atlanta Senior Olympics working with Mayor Shirley Franklin, an event that attracted thousands of participants from throughout the south. Bruce was honored with the MJCCA's Man of the Year Award for his continued leadership and volunteerism. The Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity presented Bruce with the National Erhlich Award as its outstanding alumni volunteer. In 2016 Bruce was inducted into ZBT's University of Alabama Psi Chapter Hall of Fame during the fraternity's Centennial Celebration.
Bruce has been married to Germaine for 43 years. They have 3 children (who are all attorneys); Harris (Rachel), Brooke (Matt), Michael (Gail). They currently have six grandchildren, Georgia, Max, Savannah, Levi, Blake, and Grace.
2021 HILLEL HERO AWARD RECIPIENTS
FEATURING MUSICAL GUESTS
Carly Gibson & Hannah Zale
Carly Gibson and Hannah Zale have joined forces and they are already leaving their mark on the Georgia music scene as Indie/Alternative Rock supergroup, THE PUSSYWILLOWS (TPW) exploring their self-proclaimed “Tarantino feminism” sound. Individually, these women are exceptionally strong performers and songwriters; together, they are positively formidable. The Pussywillows, in short, are: sweet and savory; sultry and fresh; pure.
Click here for a sneak peak of what's to come!
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Alterman studied music at New York University, where he received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Jazz Piano Performance. In addition to performances with Houston Person, Les McCann and his own trio, among others, Alterman has performed at many world renowned venues including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Birdland and New York’s Blue Note, where Alterman has opened, many times, for Ramsey Lewis. 30 years old, Alterman has released four critically-acclaimed albums, his most recent being 2018’s “More Cornbread”. He was profiled three times by iconic journalist Nat Hentoff and was the subject of Hentoff’s very last piece on music in March 2016. Dick Cavett has referred to Alterman as “one fine, first class entertainer” and Ramsey Lewis has called Alterman “an inspiration to me” and his piano playing “a joy to behold”.
In addition to his piano work, Alterman is Executive Director of Neranenah, an Atlanta-based concert and culture series celebrating Jewish contributions to music and the arts. Also a budding journalist, Alterman has written liner notes for three Wynton Marsalis albums. Legendary journalist Nat Hentoff called one of Alterman's columns on jazz "one of the very best pieces on the essence of jazz, the spirit of jazz, that I've ever read, and I'm not exaggerating."
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Political Reporter, Atlanta Journal Constitution
Greg Bluestein covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He joined the newspaper in June 2012 after spending seven years with the Atlanta bureau of The Associated Press, where he covered a range of beats that included politics and legal affairs. He also contributes to the AJC's Political Insider blog. He's a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and political science and lives with his wife and two daughters in Dunwoody.
Click here to read his work for the AJC.