Events

Throughout the year, AJC Atlanta pays tribute to those who have made significant contributions to the Atlanta and Jewish communities.

The following three awards provide for the main events at which we pay tribute to our honorees:

  • National Human Relations Award (honors a member of Atlanta's Corporate Community)
  • Selig Distinguished Service Award (honors a members of Atlanta's Jewish community)
  • Judge Learned Hand Award (honors a member of Atlanta's Legal community)

 

National Human Relations Award

The National Human Relations Award is presented annually to leaders and corporations in our community who, with their skills, influence, and dedication, distinguish themselves through their professional achievements and their commitment to good works.

 

In 2013, AJC will be presenting this award to Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines. Click Here for more information.

 

Past Recipients Include:

2013 - Richard Anderson, Delta Air Lines, Inc. 

2012-Muhtar Kent, The Coca-Cola Company

2011-Jack Sawyer, Wilmington Trust H.J. Russell & Company

2010-Vicki Palmer, Coca-Cola Enterprises

2009-Thomas D. Bell, Jr., Cousins Properties

2008-Phil Kent, Turner Network

2007-Arthur Blank, Home Depot

2006-John Rice, GE (General Electric)

2005-Bernie Marcus, Home Depot

2004-Don Keough, The Coca-Cola Company

2003-Ingrid Saunders-Jones, The Coca-Cola Company

2002-Anne Cox Chambers, Cox Communications

 

Selig Distinguished Service Award

This award was established in 1986, by American Jewish Committee Atlanta, in memory of Caroline Massell Selig and Simon S. Selig Jr. and is presented each spring at the Atlanta Chapter Awards Dinner. Recipients of this prestigious award reflect the Seligs’ dedications, commitment and generosity to the enhancement of the Atlanta community.

Past Recipients Include:

2013- Sheri & Steve Labovitz

2012 - Mark Lichtenstein

2011 - Viki & Paul Freeman

2010 - Elaine, Miles, & Kent Alexander

2009 - Cathy Selig

2008 - David Kuniansky

2007 - Carol Z. Cooper, Laura Dinerman, Sara Franco, and Judy Zaban 

 

Judge Learned Hand Award

The Judge Learned Hand Award is the highest honor American Jewish Committee bestows on members of the legal profession. Established in memory of a legendary figure, Judge Learned Hand, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1924 to 1951. Widely admired as a dean among American jurists, Judge Hand was famous for the extensive range of decisions he rendered in more than two thousand cases.

Past Recipients Include:

2011 - Fmr. Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears

2009 - Richard Sinkfield 2008 - Ralph B. Levy

2007 - Chilton Varner

2006 - Neil Williams

2005 - Fmr. Gov. Roy Barnes