Historic First for AJC Long Island!
The Long Island region of AJC celebrated its 40th anniversary by holding a first time Golf Outing/Dinner honoring two of its illustrious founders, Alvin Silverman of Roslyn and Jesse Margolin of Woodmere.
Over 150 friends of AJC Long Island were in attendance at the Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury to celebrate the occasion and pay tribute to the honorees. The event was chaired by Ken Greenberg of Austin & Williams; presenting the honorees with the AJC Founders Award were Long Islanders Dr. Marion Bergman, President Emeritus AJC LI, and Robert Elman, President AJC Global. David Harris, Executive Director of AJC, was the keynote speaker introduced by Alon Y. Kapen, President of AJC Long Island and partner at Farrell Fritz.
Both Jesse and Alvin have supported AJC for over half a century each, and had been involved with the many human rights issues on Long Island. Jesse, an attorney and partner at the firm now known as Becker Ross for over 55 years, had also been honored with a lifetime achievement award by the ABA's Non-Profit Corporation Law Committee. A graduate of NYU and Yale Law, he has been married to Toni for over 57 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
Alvin Silverman has been with international real estate investment firm, Malkin Holdings for 58 years. He was President of the Roslyn School Board and served as Chairperson of the Suburban Schools Association of NYS seeking increased aid to public schools. A graduate from Cornell and Harvard Law, he served as a combat artilleryman during WWII.
Alvin and his late wife Selma nee Bakst, were married for more than 63 years. He has three children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Alvin and Jesse reminisced about walking together from from AJC meetings to their offices on 42nd Street discussing the pressing human rights issues championed by AJC Long Island.
The golf outing has begun a new tradition for AJC Long Island, and the second Annual Golf Outing is planned for July 16, 2012.