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Midwest Region Leaders of Distinction Award Dinner

AFHU's Midwest Region’s Leaders of Distinction Award Dinner honored three community humanitarians -- Alison Gutterman, President of Jelmar LLC; Frances H. Krasnow, principal at Fischel & Kahn; and Mary Ann Tuft, President of Tuft Associates, on October 18, 2012 at the Standard club in Chicago.  Dinner Co-chairs were Arnee Eisenberg, Seth Pines and Leona Rosenberg. Midwest Region President Bob Wertheimer served as the Master of Ceremonies. The evening's keynote speaker was Hadassah Lieberman, who has worked to advance women's health globally. Approximately 200 people attended the award dinner, which raised generous support for students on scholarship at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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    The Pines family leads the Ha-Motzi
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    The Pines Family leads the Ha-Motzi .(L-R) Seth, Noah, Adam, Marissa and Talia
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    Ph.D. student, Ella Striem-Amit
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    Ella Striem-Amit, a Ph.D. student at The Hebrew University, demonstrates a sensory substitution device that enables blind or visually impaired individuals to "see" through sound. 
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    Mary Ann Tuft & Tom Tuft
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    Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Mary Ann Tuft with brother, Tom Tuft. 
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    Rabbi Vernon Kurtz
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    Rabbi Vernon Kurtz of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park , IL
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    Alison Gutterman, Fran Krasnow and Mary Ann Tuft
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    L-R: Honorees Alison Gutterman, Frances Krasnow and Mary Ann Tuft
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    Arnee Eisenberg and Alison Gutterman
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    Dinner Co-Chair Arnee Eisenberg and Alison Gutterman
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    Mary Ann Tuft and Leona Rosenberg
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    Mary Ann Tuft and dinner Co-chair Leona Rosenberg
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    AFHU Midwest Region Board Chairman, Dan Schlessinger
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    Daniel Schlessinger, AFHU Midwest Region Board Chairman
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    Hadassah Lieberman
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    Guest speaker Hadassah Lieberman
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    Bob Wertheimer, Alison Gutterman,and Peter Willner
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    Bob Wertheimer, Midwest Region President (left), and Peter Willner, AFHU National Executive Director (right), present  Alison Gutterman with the Leaders of Distinction Award.
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    Seth Pines, Frances Krasnow, Peter Willner and Bob Wertheimer
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    Leaders of Distinction Award presentation to Frances Krasnow (second from left) by dinner Co-chair Seth Pines (l), Peter Willner and Bob Wertheimer
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    Peter Willner, Mary Ann Tuft, Leona Rosenberg and Bob Wertheimer
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    Mary Ann Tuft (second from left) receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from Peter Willner, Leona Rosenberg and Bob Wertheimer.
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    The AFHU Midwest Region Board
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    The AFHU Midwest Region Board
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    Arthur Gutterman & Jean Kohen
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    Arthur Gutterman, father of Alison, and Jean Kohen

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