Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2018) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulates Dr. Miriam Adelson on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
RJC National Chairman Sen. Norm Coleman said:
Our warmest congratulations go to Dr. Miriam Adelson on receiving this very special recognition. Dr. Adelson is the heart and the hand behind all of the incredible charitable work of the Adelson family.
A deeply committed physician and a warm Jewish mother, Dr. Adelson’s work has benefited hospitals and universities. The clinics she founded and supports have given life and hope to individuals addicted to drugs. The Adelson Medical Research Foundation conducts research into disabling and life-threatening diseases, including cancers.
She has dedicated so much of her time, herself, and yes, her material blessings, to helping others with kindness, dignity, and love. Miriam Adelson has changed lives for the better in America and around the world. She is well-deserving of this honor.
Executive Director Matt Brooks said:
Dr. Miriam Adelson has a heart of gold and the indomitable will to bring her ideas to fruition. She has helped create, build, grow, support, and maintain institutions and organizations that have touched the lives of so many in the Jewish community and beyond.
The Adelsons helped grow the local Las Vegas Jewish day school into an educational powerhouse with a student body of over 500 children aged 18 months to 18 years. Dr. Adelson helps create a passion for Israel in Jewish young adults through her support of Birthright. And her generous participation in Friends of the IDF provides support for the young men and women defending Israel every day.
Dr. Adelson is an immigrant, an accomplished doctor, a wife and mother, a community activist, a champion of education, and a fighter for freedom and security. She embodies the American dream and the Jewish ideal of tzedakah (taking care of others in need). We congratulate her on being honored by President Trump in this most fitting way.