TRIBUTE TO SHOSHANA SHOUBIN CARDIN; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 125
(Extensions of Remarks - September 29, 2006)

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                        HON. BENJAMIN L. CARDIN

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 28, 2006

  Mr. CARDIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay special tribute to 
Shoshana Shoubin Cardin, a remarkable woman and Baltimorean who will 
celebrate her 80th birthday on October 10.
  Shoshana Cardin is known to many in this Chamber, and to many 
presidents and prime ministers throughout the world. She has been a 
tireless worker for human rights, women's rights, education, Jewish 
spirituality and culture, and the State of Israel.
  As Chairwoman of the Maryland Commission for Women, Shoshana worked 
with Citicorp to help women understand their economic rights and to 
initiate the first women's credit ``hotline.'' She also worked with the 
Maryland Senate to revise rape legislation, and convened the first 
state conference on battered women, leading to the opening of the House 
of Ruth, a safe haven for victims of domestic violence. She promoted 
volunteerism and helped to form and then chaired the Maryland Volunteer 
  Shoshana was the first woman to become the Chair of the Board of the 
Associated Jewish Community of Baltimore, the first female President of 
the Council of Jewish Federations, the first woman Chair of the 
National Council of Soviet Jewry, NCSJ, the first female Chair of the 
Council of President of Major American Jewish Organizations, the first 
female President of the National Center for Learning and Leadership, 
CLAL, and the first woman to Chair the United Israel Appeal.
  Using her position of leadership in the Jewish community, Shoshana 
brought her courage and wisdom to bear on many major national issues. 
As Chair of the NCSJ, she succeeded in convincing Soviet President 
Gorbachev to denounce anti-Semitism as negative antisocial behavior. 
She met with Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Secretary 
of State James Baker, Prime Ministers of Israel Shimon Peres, Yitzhak 
Rabin, Yitzhak Shamir and Ariel Sharon. She served as a Public Member 
of the U.S. delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation 
in Europe Conference, as well as an NGO representative in numerous 
world conferences promoting human rights.
  Currently, Shoshana serves as co-founder and chair of the Shoshana S. 
Cardin School, Baltimore's first trans-denominational Jewish high 
  I urge my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to join me 
in honoring Shoshana Cardin, a woman who has made a difference as a 
wife, mother, grandmother, volunteer, professional, activist, 
philanthropist and humanitarian. I hope you will join me in wishing 
Shoshana Shoubin Cardin the happiest of birthdays and wishes for many 

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