(Senate - June 26, 2012)

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[Page S4634]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []


 Ms. KLOBUCHAR. Mr. President, today I wish to pay tribute to a 
truly remarkable couple from my home State of Minnesota, a husband and 
wife who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to the causes 
of justice, equality and opportunity.
  Over the years, Gary and Marsha Tankenoff have poured their time and 
energy into a wide range of community-oriented causes, from religious 
organizations to educational institutions. The strength of their 
commitment to Tzedakah is matched only by the depth of their devotion 
to one another.
  Through the Tankenoff Families Foundation, Gary and Marsha have 
touched the lives of countless Minnesotans. They are a shining example 
of the way we in Minnesota have always come together to lift up our 
neighbors in need.
  As a family of strong Jewish faith, the Tankenoffs have been a 
driving force behind the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, the Jewish 
Community Relations Council and Herzl Camp. They are active members of 
Minnesota's Jewish community and tireless advocates for the core causes 
and values of their faith.
  Minnesota is a more decent, inclusive, and forward thinking State 
because of people like Gary and Marsha Tankenoff.