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Six-Time NBA All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire To Receive Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Six-Time NBA All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire To Receive Martin Luther King Jr. Award
Star of Israeli Team ‘Hapoel Jerusalem’ to be Honored for Promoting Ethnic and Cultural Understanding

WHO: Amar’e Stoudemire; Jewish National Fund-USA CEO Russell F. Robinson; Jewish Community Relations Council of New York Executive VP and CEO Rabbi Michael Miller; Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York; MK Erel Margalit; and top leadership of JNF-USA.

WHAT: Presentation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award to Amar’e Stoudemire by JNF-USA, JCRC-NY, and Consulate General of Israel in New York.

WHEN: Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mount Zion Hotel, King David Hall, 17 Hebron Road Jerusalem 93546.

WHY: The MLK Award is awarded to individuals and organizations who promote the dream of peaceful coexistence between people of diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To commemorate this great visionary, each year the State of Israel, together with JNF-USA and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, honor those who work to keep alive Dr. King's legacy of hope and peace. Past recipients have included U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel; U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries; former New York City Mayor David Dinkins; jazz artist Lionel Hampton; author Toni Morrison; opera singer Jessye Norman; entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell Simmons; musician and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte.

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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.

JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.

JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and United Nations NGO, which continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.

For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit


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