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Washington , D.C. , November 8, 2004

Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell were honored by the Anti-Defamation League at the tenth annual Concert Against Hate Concert. The concert was held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC and featured the National Symphony Orchestra.

The ADL Concert tells the stories of everyday heroes - people like ourselves, who when confronted by the forces of hatred and intolerance, perform extraordinary acts of heroism. Hosts Wolf Blitzer and Leonard Nimoy told the stories of four sets of people - partners against injustice who work together to repair the world.

The Mandell's were chosen because of their creation of The Koby Mandell Foundation after the brutal murder of their 13 year old son, Koby, who was among the earliest victims of the second Palestinian Intifada. The foundation has received global recognition for the development of a revolutionary approach to healing the victims of terror in Israel .

The Concert supports ADL's continued efforts fighting terrorism; hate crimes, extremism, racism, and anti-Semitism. Steven H. Schram, David C. Silver, Marla Lerner Tanenbaum, and Chris Wolf are the 2004 Co-Chairs for the Concert. The Concert, organized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), produced by the renowned Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, and performed by the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Emil de Cou.

The other couples honored at the concert were:

Jacqueline Murekatete, who was nine when she survived the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which the ruling Hutus murdered more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis, including all of her immediate family and David Gewirtzman, who was 11 when the Nazis invaded Poland, killing all but 16 of his town's 8,000 Jews tell their stories to young people, to insure that future generations understand the enormous consequences of racial, religious and ethnic hatred.

David Smith and Sandy Roberts who developed a school project to teach their students in a small homogenous town about diversity and the ramifications of hatred and intolerance through teaching about the Holocaust, which had never been taught before at Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee.

Sergeant Dean Lay and Detective Doug Comfort who have long been protecting our community, from their days of working in Virginia combating violent gangs, hate groups and cults from the Ku Klux Klan to the American Nazi Party to the stunning series of victories they have rung up stopping terrorist operations, including bombings, both in this region and abroad.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.