Dole, Wexner, & Rabin To Speak at Chanukah Dinner On Sunday
The Republican leader of the US Senate, Robert J. Dole and Leslie H. Wexner, the internationally-renowned philanthropist and business leader, will address the 70th Annual Chanukkah Dinner and Convocation of Yeshiva University being held this Sunday evening, December 4 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan.
Wexner, the founder and chairman of the board of The Limited Inc., will be the dinner’s keynote speaker. He is expected to speak on the issue of Jewish communal service and education, Senator Dole will deliver the convocation address. In his first appearance in the New York City area since the recent elections, he is expected to deliver an address on foreign policy.
Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, will address the expected 1000 dinner attendees from his Jerusalem office.
The general chairman of the dinner is Edgar M. Bronfman, president of the World Jewish Congress and chairman and CEO of The Seagram Co. Ltd.
At the convocation preceding the dinner, honorary doctoral degrees will be conferred upon University Benefactor Miriam Glaubach; Gladys Ritter Livingston, Benefactor of YU's AECOM; Morry Weiss, chairman and CEO of American Greetings Corp. and a University Board member; Rabbi Louis Bernstein, a long-time YU Jewish studies professor and two-time president of the Rabbinical Council of America; Zvi Kolitz, noted author, journalist, and film producer; Jeffrey J. Steiner, chairman and president of The Fairchild Corp., RHI Holdings, Inc., and Banner Aerospace, Inc., as well as a member of the Board of Directors of SSSB; and David H. Zysman, the University’s Vice President for Development.
The Convocation will begin this Sunday at 5:30 PM.