BROTHERHOOD AWARD RECIPIENTS
In existence for 65 years, the Beth Sholom Brotherhood Humanitarian Awards were born out of interfaith cooperation among congregations of different religions in the area. The event quickly developed into a broader appeal, honouring people who have made significant contributions to their fellow human beings. The list of honourees - surgeons, prime ministers, scholars, philanthropists and religious leaders - reflects the wide and significant meaning of the award.
“Behold how pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in harmony.” PSALM 133
1951 - The Honourable Leslie M. Frost*
1952 – Jack Kent Cooke*
1953 - John J. Fitzgibbons. C.B.E*
1954 – Joseph S.Atkinson (on behalf of) The Atkinson Charitable Foundation*
1955 - The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker. P.C.. M.P. *
1956 - Dr. Gordon Murray*
1957 - Reverend Richard D. Jones*
1958 - Rhys M. Sale*
1959 - E.P. Taylor, C.M.C.*
1960 - The Honourable Mr. Justice Samuel Freedman*
1961 - Lieutenant-Colonel E.A. Baker, O.B.E.*
1962 - The Honourable Ivan C. Rand*
1963 - The People of Denmark
1964 - The Honourable Thomas C. Douglas*
1965 - The Honourable John P. Robarts*
1966 - Dean Maxwell Cohen*
1967 - The Honourable Pauline Vanier, P.C.*
1968 - Dr. William T. Mustard*
1969 - Senator The Honourable Paul Martin, P.C.. Q.C.*
1970 - The Right Honourable John Robert Cartwright. P.C., M.C., LL.D.*
1971 - The Right Honourable John Napier Turner, Q.C., P.C., M.P.
1972 - The People of Sweden
1973 - Rabbi Dr. David Monson
1974 - The Right Honourable Roland Michener, P.C.. C.C. C.M.M., C.D.*
1975 - The People of Amsterdam, Holland
1976 - The People of U.S.A. celebrating their Bicentennial 1776-1976 -Represented by His Excellency The Hon. Thomas O. Enders. United States Ambassador to Canada
1977 - The Honourable R. Roy McMurtry Q.C.
1978 - The Right Honourable Bora Laskin. P.C.
1979 - The Honourable William G. Davis, Q.C.
1980 - Harold Adamson. Chief of Police, Metro Toronto*
1981 - The Right Honourable Edward Schreyer, C.C., C.M.M., C.D.
1982 - Paul V. Godfrey - Chairman of Metropolitan Toronto
1983 - Monty Hall, O.C.
1984 - Maureen Forrester, C.C.*
1985 - The Honourable John B. Aird. C.C.. Q.C., B.A.. LL.D
1986 - The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander. P.C.. Q.C. Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario
1987 - Douglas G. Bassett
1988 - Mila Mulroney
1989 - The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauve, P.C., C.E., C.M.M., C.D.*
1991 - Johnny Lombardi. C.M.. O.Ont:, OStJ*
1992 - Steve Stavro*
1993 - Edwin Mirvish, C.B.E., O.C., O.Onf.. C.M., LL.D.*
1994 - Irving Ungerman, OStJ. O.Ont.
1995 - Chief William J. McCormack. OStJ, KSJ. A de C
1996 - Joseph Y.K. Wong, C.M.. B.Eng.. M.D., D.Sc.
1997 - Mendel M. Green, Q.C.
1998 - The Right Honourable Jean Chretien, P.C., B.A.. LL.L., LL.D.. Q.C. Prime Minister of Canada
1999 - George A. Cohon, O.C., B.Sc.. JLD.. Ph.D. (Hon.)
2000 - Mel Lastman, Mayor, City of Toronto
2001 - 50th Anniversary honouring our past recipients
2002 - Ron D. Barbaro
2003 - Belinda Stronach
2004 - Chief Julian Fantino. C.O.M.. O.ONT.
2005 - Dr. Tirone E. David
2006 - Warren Kimel
2007 - The Honourable Justice Rosalie S. Abella, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
2008 – Norman Jewison
2009 - Joseph and Wolf Lebovic
2010 - Joseph and Sandra Rotman
2011 - William Blair, Chief of Police, Toronto Police Service
2012 - Dr. Samantha Nutt and The Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins
2013 - David and Stacey Cynamon