Faith, folk songs and fund raising converged at the Annual Showcase & Presentation of Honors of the Baltimore Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. WJZ-TV news anchor Denise Koch was mistress of ceremonies for the event, held at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
Cardinal William Keeler, archbishop of Baltimore, and Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg, spiritual leader of Beth Tfiloh Congregation, received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the committee, while Jerusalem Humanitarian Awards were given to Baltimore philanthropist Erna Prager and Robert C. Russel, president of R&H; Motor Cars Ltd.
After the awards ceremony, renowned folk singer Theodore Bikel entertained the audience of about 1,600 with a variety of songs and show tunes. Among those enjoying the concert and a reception afterward: committee executive director Allan Eytan; campaign chair Haron Dahan; vice chairmen John and Angelina Guerriero and Dr. David Miller; and Alleck Resnick, past president of the National Zionist Organization of America.
The event was part of the Baltimore Committee's plan to raise a half-million dollars this year for a new Woman & Infant Center at the Jerusalem hospital.
Pub Date: 02/21/99