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Lifetime Achievement Awards

Arnold Mittelman with Sheldon Harnick

Arnold Mittelman and Sheldon Harnick

NJTF/HTII has recognized many remarkable individuals and organizations with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award memorializes their contribution to jewish cultural identity and the power of theater in Holocaust awareness.

The ceremonies have taken place in New York City, London, Miami and San Diego. Honorees have included actors Theodore Bikel*, Jack Klugman*, Sir Antony Sher*, Henry Goodman and actress Tovah Feldshuh; Playwrights Martin Sherman, Sir Ronald Harwood* Composer Jerry Bock* and Lyricist Sheldon Harnick, West End Producer Duncan Weldon*, New York Producer/Artistic Director Todd Haimes (Roundabout Theatre Company) and Lynne Meadow (Manhattan Theater Club). Special recognition honorees for launching HTII Remembrance Readings included David Ellenstein (North Coast Repertory Theatre), Barry Edelstein (The Old Globe), Christopher Ashley ( La Jolla Playhouse). Mr. Elie Wiesel* and his wife Marion were honored at New York Public Library at Lincoln Center for Performing Arts for his plays and her translations of them.

Future NJTF HTII Awards will also include prominent citizens and funders of National Jewish Theater Foundation – Holocaust Theater International Initiative who have provided the support needed to launch and sustain this critically needed not-for-profit, tax-deductible arts and education organization.

We thank them and invite you to become part of the NJTF/HTII Second Decade Legacy Fund.

*of blessed memory 

Photo credit: Aaron Rumley