Board of Rabbis among Bay Area faith-based groups to get citizen award

The Board of Rabbis of Northern California was one of six Bay Area faith-based groups to receive the United Nations Association Global Citizen Award this week for their work supporting the Yazidi and Assyrian peoples, many of whom live in Iraq and have been targeted in ethnic attacks.

The awards were presented Nov. 29 at a ceremony that included a briefing on the plight of the Yazidis and Assyrians from Rabbi Pamela Frydman, the founding rabbi of Or Shalom Jewish Community, a Renewal congregation in San Francisco.

The other organizations honored were Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, Marin Interfaith Council, Silicon Valley Interreligious Council, Interfaith Center at the Presidio and San Francisco-based United Religions Initiative.

The United Nations Association is a membership organization that supports the ideals of the United Nations.