Charles Bronfman Prize

Support Families, Not Orphanages, For Vulnerable Children

10/09/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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My grandma Sadie lived in the town of Droghobych in Ukraine until she was 13. Nearby, there is a dirt road through a forest leading to the mass graves where the town’s last Jewish population lies buried. It is barely marked — if you did not know to look for the large slabs of concrete between the trees, you would have a hard time finding it. As a human rights lawyer who has spent a lifetime documenting atrocities, I was not prepared for the effect of this visit a few months ago. I broke into tears.

Eric Rosenthal is founder and executive director of Disability Rights Inernational.

Another Award For Inclusion

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Eric Rosenthal of Disability Rights International won the Charles Bronfman Prize, another major Jewish award is going to a disability community leader.

Howard Blas

Eric Rosenthal, Disability Rights Pioneer, Wins Charles Bronfman Prize

For the first time in its nine-year history, the Charles Bronfman Prize is going to a disability rights advocate, the award committee announced on June 3.

Eric Rosenthal visiting people with disabilities and documenting conditions in Romania. Photo courtesy Charles Bronfman Prize
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