Photo Flash: American Society for Yad Vashem Gala Honors KISS Co-Founder Gene Simmons and More
American Society for Yad Vashem, the organization dedicated to advancing Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem and The Jewish Life Foundation, which funds the creation of Jewish-themed cultural and educational programs on Jewish Life Television (JLTV) hosted their fourth annual benefit gala, Salute to Hollywood, June 14, 2017 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills. Scroll down for photos from the event!
The evening honored the world-renowned musician, singer and famed KISS co-founder Gene Simmons and his mother, Holocaust survivor Flora Klein; the late Edita and Abraham Spiegel Family represented by daughter, Rita Spiegel; the feature film Denial.
Since its founding 64 years ago, Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, has become synonymous with Holocaust remembrance throughout the world. Courageously confronting the annals of Nazi evil, it serves as the conscience of humanity and the voice of the Jewish people in the vital endeavor to transmit the history and the significance of the Holocaust to future generations. The Holocaust History Museum is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Israel, drawing dignitaries from around the world and close to a million visitors annually. With unsurpassed skill and experience, Yad Vashem succeeds in instilling the memory of the Holocaust with depth and meaning, thus helping to ensure that the memory of the victims and the voices of the survivors will resonate and inspire for generations to come.www.yadvashem.org.
Photo Credit: Vince Bucci
Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Rita Spiegel
Vanguard Awardee Gary Foster, presenter Jonathan King, EVP, Participant Media and ASYV West Coast Director of Institutional Advancement William Bernstein