Radio exec, scholar, 2 civic leaders win Koret Prize

Zipperstein, the Daniel E. Koshland professor in Jewish culture and history at Stanford University, is being recognized for his contributions to the American Jewish community.

He is the Taube Family Foundation director of the program in Jewish studies and director of the Koret Institute, a think tank on contemporary Jewish affairs. He is president of the Conference for Jewish Social Studies and the 1997 recipient of the Judah Magnes Gold Medal from the American Friends of the Hebrew University.

Luckoff is the president and general manager of KGO Newstalk Radio AM 810 and KSFO Talkradio 560 AM. He is past chair of the Arbitron Advisory Council and past president of the California Broadcasters Association. Locally, he's on the boards of directors for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the Leukemia Society of America Northern California Chapter, and the Meyer Friedman Institute. He is a former Koret Fellow.

Williams, pastor of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, is noted for his contributions to the social welfare of the community. Glide provides food, substance abuse and educational programs for the poor and marginalized.

Chey is executive director of the Korean Center in San Francisco and president of the Intercultural Institute of California. She is being recognized for her contributions to the resettlement of Jews from the former Soviet Union and other immigrants to the Bay Area.

Since the award's inception in 1988, more than 65 people have been recipients of the Koret Prize, or been named as Koret Israel Fellows. Those previously honored include former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, Carey Perloff of ACT, author Dr. Dean Ornish and broadcaster and teacher Michael Krasny.