Congrats to Peter

Peter Hyman accepting the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award.

Sometimes great people do get recognized.  On Tuesday, June 25th, a great, genuine and giving man was recognized for his contributions—for helping people.  Rabbi Peter Hyman, longtime friend of Ed Satell and Progressive Business Publications, received the prestigious William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award.

Peter has been involved in helping others his entire career.  One of his greatest areas of focus is the Boy Scouts of America.  As their National Jewish Chaplain for more than decade, he has modeled the values of Scouting merged with the values of Torah for countless young men.  If you mention Peter’s name, a positive story always emerges.  With seemingly effortless but compelling statements Peter has spoken numerous times on videos about Ed Satell, and has been a key member of a number of Progressive Business Publications’ nonprofit initiatives.

The Award presented on Tuesday by the Comptroller of the State of Maryland was named for a former governor who, like Peter, touched peoples’ lives.  In presenting it to the Rabbi, Comptroller Peter Franchot first joked about liking his name, but then remarked on how many nominations were received, and how clearly Peter Hyman deserved the award for the interfaith bridges he builds, for the confidential help he extends, and for his commitment to youth.

As is typical of Peter, he accepted not for himself, but on behalf of his Temple community, calling them a “people of vision”.  He lauded their leadership and dedication to ideals.  It was inspiring to see Temple B’Nai Israel filled, with one entire section members of the local Roman Catholic Parish, all big Rabbi Hyman fans!   Also in attendance were a number of Maryland officials and Senator Byrd.

Congratulations, Peter!

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