Women of Valor Awards Gala

AJC Long Island 2011 Woman of Valor Gala eJournal

V. Elaine Gross

V. Elaine Gross

Founder and president of ERASE Racism, a not-for-profit organization, based in LI working to expose forms of racial discrimination and advocating for laws and policies that help eliminate racial disparities.


Ruth Gruber

Ruth Gruber

Pioneering international foreign correspondent and humanitarian who emerged as the eyes and conscience of the world during and prior to World War II. Dr. Gruber, a noted author, celebrated her 100th birthday at the Gala.


Roya Hakakian

Roya Hakakian

Founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, serves on the board of Refugees International and is a noted author.


Bonnie Rechler

Bonnie Rechler

Vice President of AJC LI and leader of many Long Island and national organizations including North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, Friends of the Park Foundation, among many others. She is active in the Rechler Family Foundation supporting Technion Israel Institute of Technology.


Shirley Stier

Shirley Stier

Leader in the LI Jewish Community active in UJA, Sid Jacobson JCC, Hadassah, Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, YPO/WPO, Mentoring Partnership of Long Island among other organizations. As an AJC LI board member, Shirley has been active on the International, Outreach and Israel Advocacy committees.