WASHINGTON COMES TOGETHER TO RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUALS OF DISTINCTION
Prominent political, business, international and academic leaders from across - and indeed well beyond - the Jewish community, come together in a pleasant and decidedly non-partisan environment for the Lamplighter Awards in order to recognize individuals of distinction. A number of members of the diplomatic corps attend, making it a highlight of the Washington calendar every year.
Honorees/special guests at our events have included: Vice President Joe Biden, Congressional leaders such as The Hon. Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Chuck Schumer, Kevin McCarthy, Steny Hoyer, Eric Cantor, Roy Blunt, John Lewis, Ed Royce and Jim Clyburn; Cabinet members such as Treasury Sec. Jack Lew, HUD Sec. Julián Castro, DHS Sec. Michael Chertoff, Energy Sec. Sam Bodman, White House Chiefs of Staff Joshua Bolten, Rahm Emanuel, Denis McDonough, OMB Director Jeff Zients, Secretary Dan Glickman; DC Mayor Anthony A. Williams, GWU President Stephen J. Trachtenberg, violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and Boston Properties Chairman Mortimer B. Zuckerman.