The Forward’s 120th Anniversary Gala

THANK YOU! The Forward is grateful to each of our sponsors, our guests,
and everyone who helped make our 120th Anniversary Gala a resounding success!

Our sold-out event raised over $1 million to support our award-winning,
independent journalism at a time when our voice matters, more than ever.

It’s not too late to make a gift in honor of the occasion, or in honor of Samuel Norich,
the Forward Association president. Click here.

Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Dinner reception • Awards • Entertainment • Dessert
Museum of Jewish Heritage • 36 Battery Place, New York, NY

Gala Highlights Video


Gala Photo Gallery

Top 20 GALA


Honorees

  • DISTINGUISHED JOURNALIST AWARD
    Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief, BuzzFeed
  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Samuel Norich
    President, Forward Association
  • DISTINGUISHED JOURNALIST AWARD
    Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

Entertainment

Master of Ceremonies


  • Fran Drescher
    Actress, author, and activist

Musical Entertainment


  • Michael Winograd
    Virtuoso klezmer clarinetist and his band

  • Daniel Kahn
    Singer, songwriter, and actor

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Event Leadership

CHAIR:

Kathleen Peratis*

GALA COMMITTEE:

  • Shula Bahat
  • Edward Blank*
  • Kenneth Bob*
  • Hezzy Dattner
  • James Feldman*
  • Lynne Galler
  • Richard Goldsmith
  • Jeffrey Gottlieb*
  • Jim Hofheimer*
  • Ruth Horowitz*
  • Haina Just-Michael
  • Patti Kenner
  • Murray Koppelman
  • Nina Libeskind
  • Eric Mayer
  • Mark Mlotek*
  • Jacob Morowitz*
  • Michelle Ores
  • Irene Pletka
  • Abigail Pogrebin
  • Caryl Ratner*
  • Harvey Sigelbaum
  • Ron Sernau*
  • Alan Silberstein*
  • Deborah Veach
  • Jim Veach
  • Ronnie Zolin*

*Board Member

HONORARY COMMITTEE:

  • Michael Berenbaum
  • Manhattan Boro Pres. Gale A. Brewer
  • U.S. Representative Ted Deutch
  • Abe Foxman
  • U.S. Senator Al Franken
  • U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Rabbi Rick Jacobs
  • Nancy Kaufman
  • NY State Senator Liz Krueger
  • Rabbi Joy Levitt
  • Joel Levy
  • Daniel Libeskind
  • Seth Lipsky
  • Deborah Lipstadt
  • U.S. Representative Nita M. Lowey
  • Ruth Messinger
  • U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
  • Michael Steinhardt
  • Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
  • New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

FEARLESS JOURNALISTS’ SOCIETY:

  • Peter Beinart
  • Ethan Bronner
  • Ami Eden
  • Jane Eisner
  • Howard Fineman
  • Samuel G. Freedman
  • Alexis Gelber
  • J.J. Goldberg
  • Sam Graham-Felsen
  • Nicholas Lemann
  • Eric Roston
  • Jodi Rudoren
  • Neal Shapiro
  • Judith Shulevitz
  • Andrew Silow-Carroll
  • Mark Whitaker
  • Richard Wolffe
  • Karen Yourish

The Forward expresses its gratitude to the following individual and business sponsors,
whose critical support will sustain fearless journalism at the Forward for years to come.

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE:

  • Jim Feldman and Natalie Wexler
  • Lynne Galler and Hezzy Dattner
  • Caryl Ratner

PUBLISHER’S CIRCLE:

  • Joanne and Paul Egerman
  • Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joseph Neubauer
  • Mark and Audrey Mlotek
  • Jacob and Susanne Morowitz

EDITORS’ CIRCLE:

  • Alisa and Daniel Doctoroff
  • Kathleen Peratis
  • Irene Pletka
  • Alan and Carol Silberstein

COLUMNISTS’ CIRCLE:

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Anonymous
  • Stanley and Marion Bergman
  • Jane Eisner and Dr. Mark Berger
  • Ellen Berland Gibbs
  • Trudy Elbaum Gottesman
  • Robert W. Gottesman
  • Ruth Horowitz and Michael Nachman
  • Ruth and David Levine
  • Marjorie Magner
  • Penny & Claudio Pincus
  • Bruce Slovin
  • Bob Spiegel
  • Deborah Ugoretz and Samuel Norich

REPORTERS’ CIRCLE:

  • Larisa Blavatnik
  • Blavatnik Family Foundation
  • Dobkin Family Foundation
  • Paula and Jeffrey Gural
  • Charles Schorin and Michelle Ores
  • Judith Peck
  • Michael Sarid and Alan Schwartz
  • Barbara and Harvey Sigelbaum
  • James and Elaine Slater
  • Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture
  • Vladeck, Raskin, & Clark, PC
  • Bracha and Martin Werber

CONTRIBUTORS’ CIRCLE:

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Cindy and Jerry Benjamin
  • Kenneth and Nancy Bob
  • Cullen and Dykman LLP
  • Rachel Fishman Feddersen
  • Howard and Jackie Gilbert
  • Dorian Goldman and Marvin Israelow
  • Golieb & Axelrod family
  • Richard and Lucille Goldsmith
  • Zeena Hine
  • Jon Lukomnik and Lynn Davidson
  • Bernard Nussbaum and Nancy Kuhn
  • Sharon Strassfeld
  • Ronnie and Elliot Zolin

LEADERSHIP TICKETS:

  • Laurie Krotman and Susan Shattuck, Special Events Unlimited

CORPORATE SPONSORS:

  • Covenant
  • Estee Lauder
  • Just Born
  • The Horah Group
  • Cullen and Dykman LLP
  • HIAS
  • Lavido