Maury and Friedman accept the Friends of ELIYA-USA Visionary Award on November 9, 2008. Maury and Lisa established the organization in 1998. The award will now be known as the Maury and Lisa Friedman Visionary Award.
Ronnie Ressner, Chair of the Board of Friends of ELIYA-USA, acted as Masters of Ceremonies for the event honoring his good friends Maury and Lisa Friedman. The funds raised went to support ELIYA in Israel.
Art Bilger, long time friend of Maury and Lisa and member of the Board of Directors of Friends of ELIYA-USA paid tribute by outlining the Friedman's important work.
Rabbi Moshe Bryski, Director of the Chabbad of the Conejo Valley described Maury and Lisa as pioneers. They have established schools and institutions for the Jewish community
in the area.
Each dinner guest received a copy of the dinner joural and a dvd with a video highlighting the work of ELIYA and a tribute to Muary and Lisa. To obtain a copy call Jerry Krautman at 310-659-8316.
Over 275 people gathered to honored Maury and Lisa Friedman for their work on behalf of children with visual impairment. Here dinner guests watch a video hightlighting the work of ELIYA.