Glencoe rabbi to be honored by museum
Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein of Am Shalom Congregation, Glencoe
Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the kickoff luncheon for a series of Chicago-area events marking next year’s 20th anniversary of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Lowenstein, senior rabbi of Am Shalom Congregation, 840 Vernon Ave., will be recognized for promoting Holocaust education and awareness of contemporary genocide, and encouraging his congregants and community to become involved in supporting the Washington, D.C. museum’s mission.
Lowenstein, ordained in 1995, has been Am Shalom’s senior rabbi since 2002. The 40-year-old Reform congregation serves about 950 families.
Previously, Lowenstein was associate rabbi at Temple Sholom of Chicago, the largest Reform congregation in Illinois.
He’s the author of “For the Love of Israel” (2012) and “For the Love of Being Jewish” (2010). He and Julie Stark-Lowenstein are the parents of two sons, Benjamin and Noah.
The rabbi will be honored at the 2012 Risa K. Lambert Chicago Luncheon, at noon at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago.
It’s the museum’s largest fund-raising event, attracting more than 2,000 people each year.
The lead speaker will be American U.S. Ambassador Susan E. Rice. Rice also served as a foreign policy official in the Clinton administration, including as assistant secretary of state for African affairs.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former White House chiefs of staff William M. Daley and Joshua Bolten and will make remarks.
In 2013, the Museum will mark its 20th anniversary with a historic tribute to Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans and rescuers at the museum in Washington, D.C. – and day-long events in four cities, including June 9 in Chicago. More information can be found on the Museum’s 20th anniversary events in Chicago and elsewhere at www.ushmm.org/neveragain.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is intended to inspire visitors to confront hatred, prevent genocide and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are funded by donors.
To purchase tickets to the Sept. 12 event or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact the Museum’s Midwest Regional Office Reservation Hotline at 847-604-1924 or at email@example.com.
Luncheon chairs are Laurie and Andrew Hochberg. Co-chairs are Kim and Stuart Frankenthal, Linda Levinson Friend, Bill Friend, Jamie Diamond Schwartz and David Schwartz.