The “Lawrence Peirez Memorial Grove”–some 1000 trees planted on a hillside overlooking Jerusalem–was dedicated here today by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith in memory of the ADL leader. Peirez, who died Oct. 15 at age 61, was chairman of ADL’s national civil rights committee, a member of the League’s national commission, and international vice-president of B’nai B’rith.
The ADL’s national commission, the agency’s policy-making body, is in Israel for week-long sessions in conjunction with its 63rd annual meeting. The grove honoring Peirez is in an area of the Jerusalem Forest designated as the Bicentennial Year Region and commemorating 200 years of American democracy.
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