Mesel Wieder Mensch Award
This award was established by his friends in 1999, who said they wanted to honor those like Mesel Wieder, who exemplified the meaning of the Yiddish word mensch—a person of integrity and honor. Wieder survived the Holocaust in Ukraine. He was extremely involved in Adath Israel and showed his dedication through volunteering for Rockwern Academy’s L’dor V’dor program. Wieder frequently attended Center for Holocaust and Humanity programs, and was known to burst into a rousing rendition of “God Bless America”. This award honors a person who has supported a local Jewish agency or organization.