The Parker Jewish Institute is pleased to announce that its President and CEO Michael N. Rosenblut was recognized with the Humanitarian Award by Voices for Truth and Humanity. The honor was presented to Mr. Rosenblut at the 4th Annual Remembrance Awards dinner, at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.
Voices for Truth and Humanity promotes U.S. public-school education about the Holocaust, slavery, and genocide. The organization aims to fight hatred against Jews as well as all bigotry.
These values resonate with the Parker community. Since its inception in 1914, Parker has stood for inclusion, aiding New York’s most vulnerable population, including immigrants and older adults. That tradition remains steadfast at Parker, a culturally rich institution that welcomes people of all backgrounds, whether they are patients, residents or team members.
Parker is now home to an Indian Cultural Unit, the first of its kind, serving East and West Indian older adults in the region. Through a grant from the Jewish Federation of North America, Parker recently deployed its Hope and Healing program. This innovative program is designed to address the unique challenges faced by family caregivers of older adults with dementia and a history of trauma, regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, geography, or sexual orientation.
Under Mr. Rosenblut’s direction, Parker embraces diversity and meritocracy, where team members boost their skill sets through education and mentorship. Parker focuses on service, where staff takes pride in exceeding expectations of the Institute’s patients, residents and their families, treating everyone with respect.
On Wednesday, Mr. Rosenblut said he was honored to accept this recognition from Voices for Truth and Humanity.
“I am very humbled to receive the 2023 Humanitarian Award,” Mr. Rosenblut said. “As leaders, we all have a role to play in fighting hate in all forms. Educating our children and leading by example, is the best insurance against a repeat of the atrocities of the past. Thank you Voices for Truth and Humanity for this truly distinguished hono