Rabbi Herman Schaalman, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education
On May 4, 2002, at their 38th Convocation, Rabbi Herman Schaalman was appointed a Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illonis. One of six people appointed that year, he was the only one recognized for a role in religion. The first photoraph is of Rabbi Schaalman and Governor George H. Ryan.
More information about the award can be found on the Lincoln Academy of Illonis website.
In 1935 Herman Schaalman was invited by the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion to continue his studies with them instead of continuing in Germany. He became one of 11 scholars the College - Institute saved from the Nazis. He was ordained a rabbi in 1941 from the College - Institute.