On Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 the Rabbinical College of America held its annual National Founders’ Dinner at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, NJ.
During the event, honorary degrees were bestowed upon the Honorable Jon S. Corzine, Governor, State of New Jersey, Robert G. Rose, Esquire, Partner in the law firm of Day Pitney LLP and Rabbi Nathan Zemel of Elizabeth.
Included amongst the 700 people attending were New Jersey Shluchim and their lay-leadership.
Upon receiving the degree and delivering the key-note address to the assembled guests, Governor Corzine took time from his busy schedule to greet and visit with the shluchim, expressing his gratitude to them for all they do for the citizens in communities throughout the State of New Jersey and beyond.
Governor Corzine stressed the importance of the education the future leaders are receiving in Morristown.
“We have doctors, engineers, and attorneys. What we are missing are the leaders who are sacrificing their lives to reach out to others and make a difference in their lives,” he said.
Corzine plans to visit the Rabbinical College of America campus.