American Jewish Committee to honor the Bernsteins
Special to DJW
The American Jewish Committee will present Phyllis and Richard Bernstein with the Dallas Chapter of The American Jewish Committee's 2001 Milton I. Tobian Community Relations Award in recognition of their distinguished service to the Dallas community and beyond.
The award is named in honor of the late Milton Tobian, a noted advocate for education, senior citizens, children, the homeless, the poor and human rights.
Richard is known as a pioneer for valuations of privately held companies, as well as derivatives and large blocks of shares of publicly held companies. He began as a sole proprietor and organized Bernstein, Phalon and Conklin in 1995. He received degrees from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., the University of Texas Law School, and the New York University graduate tax law program. He is also a certified public accountant.
Phyllis has devoted herself to improving the quality of life for the downtrodden. She graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane University, and received a masters degree from the University of Texas in Austin. She began her career as an audiologist at The Callier Center for Communications Disorders. She has served on a number of boards in the Jewish, Hispanic and civic communities.
She looks forward to being a torch bearer in December on the route to the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. She was nominated by her son, Brad, who will join her as an Inspirational pair.
Richard and Phyllis are co-chairs of the leadership phase of the endowment campaign at Temple Emanu-El.
The Tobian award will be presented Sunday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. at the Hotel Adolphus, 1321 Commerce Street. Tributes will be given by Ed Fordham, president, Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc. and Ruth Thomas, executive director of operations, Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas.
Please call Darrel Strelitz at (972) 387-2943 for more information.
This story was published in the DallasJewishWeek
on: Thursday, November 15, 2001