Congress Honors Harvey and Gloria Kaylie in Tribute to American Jewry


On Wednesday, May 22, the United States government held a Tribute to American Jewry, as part of its celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month.

May has been proclaimed by President Obama and the United States Congress as Jewish American Heritage Month. The tribute to American Jewry was intended to celebrate the numerous contributions that Jews have been making to American culture for over 350 years, including advances in the arts, science, medicine, sports, business, government, and military service.

There were many illustrious Senators and Congressmen in attendance, including Bob Casey (D-Pa), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), and Joe Kennedy III (D-Ma-4).

Among the honorees were Harvey and Gloria Kaylie, who since OHEL’s establishment in 1969, have been advocates  and supporters of all of OHEL causes. The Kaylies provided OHEL with everything they needed to open the groundbreaking Camp Kaylie- the first of its kind integrated summer camp for kids of all abilities. Additionally, the Kaylies have been stalwart supporters of OHEL and its many program, and in its vision to break down stigma in the community.

Since its inception, OHEL has been a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount everyday challenge, heal from trauma, and manage times of crises with strength and dignity.

For more information about OHEL’s numerous programs and services from which you can benefit, please contact OHEL today at 1800-603-OHEL, or

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