World Values Network Gala featuring Elisha Wiesel, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, and Dr. Mehmet Oz will Celebrate Life of Elie Wiesel

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Master of Ceremony Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Founder, The World Values Network

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The World Values Network’s Annual Champions of Jewish Values Awards Gala, dedicated to the memory of Elie Wiesel and the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem, will take place this Sunday night, 21 May, 5pm, at Cipriani 42nd St.

Elie Wiesel passed away on the 2nd of July 2016. In the Jewish religion, the Kaddish (mourner's prayer) is recited for 11 months. The last kaddish will be said by Elisha Wiesel during the gala at a prayer service.

Receiving the Elie Wiesel Award, which will be presented by Elisha Wiesel, will be Derek Black, a former White Nationalist who was changed by his Jewish friend, Matthew Stevenson, who's story has inspired millions.

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda will be awarded the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Award for Friendship with the Jewish People, presented by Dr. Mehmet Oz of the Dr. Oz TV Show.

The World Values Network will also honor Israel's Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel, Israel’s Consul General of New York, Dani Dayan, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Danny Danon, Elie Wiesel's wife, Marion Wiesel, Former Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar, American Hebrew Academy CEO Glenn Drew, and WVN Chairman Michael Fromm. Master of ceremonies will be Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

The World Values Network has proven uniquely effective in promoting universal Jewish values and defending the State of Israel in mainstream and international media. Together with world leaders from every sphere, it tackles today’s pressing issues through media campaigns, debates, and lectures at venues worldwide.

Discovery Chairman and CEO David Zaslav will be offering a special verbal and video tribute to Elie Wiesel, and be introducing the evenings Keynote Speaker, Elisha Wiesel.

Media interested in attending the gala must pre-register. For details please visit, email Julie Bernstein gala(at) or 212-634-7777.

Contact: Julie Bernstein
Phone: 212-634-7777

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