SANTA BARBARA, October 27 -- Over 200 people gathered at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation's 30th Annual Evening for Peace to support the call for NUCLEAR ZERO. (See
On October 27, 2013, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation honored Rabbi Leonard Beerman at the Coral Casino in Santa Barbara, California.
Rabbi Beerman is a unique peace leader; a blend of intellect, integrity, compassion and a deep commitment to peace with justice.
In 1979, he and Reverend George Regas co-founded the Interfaith Center to Reverse the Arms Race, an organization that awakened religious leaders and, through them, their congregations to the realization that the abolition of nuclear weapons is a profoundly moral issue.
As the rabbi of the Leo Baeck Temple in West Los Angeles for 37 years before retiring in 1986, he could always be counted on to take a stand against human suffering. He counseled conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War. Cesar Chavez spoke from his pulpit, as did Daniel Ellsberg just before his Pentagon Papers trial.
“When peace has needed a voice, Rabbi Beerman has spoken. When justice has needed an ally, Rabbi Beerman has stood firm. When dark clouds of war have gathered, Rabbi Beerman has been a ray of light. When nuclear weapons have put all that we love and treasure at risk, Rabbi Beerman has been a source of hope and moral strength.”
-- David Krieger
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
For years, Rabbi Beerman has fought for peace and justice and brought conscience and faith to the forefront of many controversial issues.
He has inspired countless women and men who have gone on to work on issues of peace and justice in their communities and beyond.
The generosity of Foundation donors made it possible for more than 90 students to attend the event for free. Many of them will continue to be involved with the Foundation through the Peace Leadership Program, the Action Alert Network and the internship program.
The Foundation would like to thank all the people and organizations who contributed financial resources, time, creativity and in-kind donations to make the Evening for Peace a success. Your support allows us to be an effective voice of conscience as well as a catalyst for change in this urgent time for nuclear abolition. We are deeply grateful for your generosity.
Stanley and Betty Sheinbaum
Herb and Elaine Kendall
Jill Dexter, Chair
Architects of Peace
Marion Rose Wells
Stewards of Peace
Terry and Mary Kelly
Student Table Sponsors
Olivia and Bill Allaway
Mary and Gary Becker
Diandra de Morrell Douglas
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara Foundation
Friends of Peace
Susan Adelman and Claudio Llanso
Carole and Ron Fox
Ann and Jeff Frank
Orman and Richelle Gaspar
Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy H. Hara
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Nicholas
Steve and Anne Parry
David and Carol Richards
Leonard and Patricia Rubinstein
Gina and Brian Tevenan