43rd Anniversary San Antonio Humanitarian Award Luncheon

May 17
Hosted by:National Jewish Health
May 17, 2017 at 11:30am to
May 17, 2017 at 1:00pm
San Antonio Country Club map 4100 North New Braunfels Avenue San Antonio, TX 78209

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Rabbi Samuel and Lynn Stahl Honored with the Humanitarian Award May 17, 2017

Each year, National Jewish Health presents the prestigious Humanitarian Award to citizens in and around San Antonio who have built a legacy of contributing their time, talents and resources in all areas of life – personal, business and civic – to the community. In 2017, the recipients were Rabbi Samuel and Lynn Stahl. The event was held at the San Antonio Country Club.

Featured Speaker

Dr. Richard Meehan is a retired Navy captain and served as an Intensive Care Unit physician during the Gulf War and in 2008 as a battalion surgeon for a reserve Seabee Construction Battalion in Iraq. Since joining National Jewish Health in 2010, he has helped to develop the Autoimmune Lung Center, one of the best centers in the world to seek care for autoimmune lung diseases. The center brings together rheumatologists, pulmonologists and other health care providers to coordinate evaluation and management strategies. He is also co-director of the Center of Excellence on Deployment-Related Lung Disease, which is conducting research to understand the cause, biology and susceptibility of lung disease in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.


Richard T. Meehan, MD, FACP
Co-Director, Center of
Excellence on Deployment-
Related Lung Disease and
Autoimmune Lung Center

Honorary Luncheon Chairs

Louise and Michael Beldon

Luncheon Leadership Committee

Terry and Russell Davis
Toni and Richard Goldsmith**
Edith McAllister*
Rosemary Kowalski
Jenn and James Rosenblatt
Richard T. Schlosberg III*
Rene and Marty Wender
Mertie* and Dale* Wood, M.D.

* National Jewish Health National Trustees
** National Jewish Health Regional Council

NJH Trustess Richard T. Schlosberg III, Edith McAllister, Mertie and Dale Wood, M.D.

View past luncheon leadership.

Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl

Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl became Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth‑El, in San Antonio, in 2002, after 26 years as its Senior Rabbi. He is deeply committed to enhancing interfaith relations and has been a leader of the Jewish and wider communities on the local and national levels. During the summer of 2003, he was the Theologian-in-Residence at Chautauqua Institution, in New York State. Subsequently, he has also been a lecturer and a staff member of its department of religion each summer. He is also the author of two books.

Lynn C. Stahl

Lynn Cohodas Stahl served as the director of family life education at Jewish Family Service of San Antonio for 23 years. She has been an active volunteer throughout her life, serving both the Jewish and general communities. She was the founding president of ThriveWell Cancer Foundation. Each summer at Chautauqua Institution, she co-chairs the Chautauqua Dialogues, which encourages shared ethical and civil discourse. Lynn is dedicated to creating a climate of openness
and sensitivity to "the Other.”

See a list of past Humanitarian Award recipients from San Antonio.
National Jewish Health and San Antonians
Over the past four decades, San Antonians have raised over $2.5 million for National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, helping it pioneer medical advancements, such as asthma research, and train the next generation of leaders in medicine and science. There are currently 61 former National Jewish Health fellows in Texas who have trained under our collaborative and compassionate model of care.


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