Anti-Defamation League to honor Ric and Jill Nadel and Rabbi James Prosnit

The Anti-Defamation League will honor Ric and Jill Nadel and Rabbi James Prosnit at ADL’s 2015 Upper Fairfield County Award Reception and Centennial Gala at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, in Westport.

Ric Nadel is a Principal of Ice Air, LLC, which he co-founded in 2003. Prior to Ice Air, he was Vice President of Nadel Industries, Inc., where his responsibilities included sales of strategic accounts, operations, sourcing and finance. He is a board member and past president of Beit Chaverim, a past ADL Connecticut Steinberg Leadership graduate, Regional Board Member and Fairfield County Co-Chair, and a strong supporter of AIPAC. Ric is also a triathlete who raises funds for various causes including the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport.

Jill Nadel is an ADL Connecticut Regional Board Member, a member of ADL Connecticut’s Education Committee and a Steinberg Leadership graduate. She is a founding member of Bi-Cultural Day School’s R-Squared Initiative, which in conjunction with ADL, fosters kindness and respect within the school community. Jill is a former member of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropy for Upper Fairfield County’s Allocations Committee and Young Leadership Division. She has served on the boards of Earthplace — The Nature Center and the Westport Y Water Rat Swim Team. She is a current member of Hadassah.

Rabbi James Prosnit has been the spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport since 1990. For the past 25 years, he has also been an adjunct lecturer in the Religious Studies Department at Fairfield University. Additionally, he serves on the advisory board of the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University as well as on the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion President’s Council. He is co-chair of Bridgeport Strive Together, a Collective Leadership Impact Team organized by the United Way. He is a board member and past president of Connecticut Against Gun Violence and past chair of Operation Hope, a homeless shelter and social service agency in Fairfield.

This award reception, which recognizes leaders who have demonstrated exceptional dedication in serving the Upper Fairfield County community, is one of ADL’s premier annual events in Connecticut, attracting approximately 300 prominent and leading citizens from Upper Fairfield County.

For more information, contact Janet Magid, Associate Development Director, at 203-288-6500 x313 or [email protected]

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is devoted to fighting anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of bigotry, building bridges of understanding and safeguarding our liberties.

Ric and Jill Nadel

Ric and Jill Nadel

Rabbi James Prosnit

Rabbi James Prosnit

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