Englewood , NJ Mayor Michael Wildes Hosts Jerusalem Mayor
Uri Lupolianski to
Benefit Boys Town Jerusalem

(From R to L) Mr. Leon Wildes, father of Mayor Michael Wildes; former New York Mayor David Dinkins; Mayor Uri Lupolianski; Mayor Wildes
and his wife Amy Wildes.

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Michael Wildes was elected as Englewood New Jersey 's Mayor in November 2003. He now has the distinction of being the only Orthodox Jewish mayor of a municipality in the United States . Following his own example in private life of making tzedakah a priority, Mayor Wildes chose to mark this momentous occasion by hosting a benefit reception at his home on behalf of Boys Town Jerusalem to welcome Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski.

Both Mayors recognized Boys Town Jerusalem as one of
Israel 's premier institutions for educating the country's next generation of leaders in the fields of technology, commerce, education, the military and public service. They noted that since its founding in 1948, Boys Town has pursued its mission of turning young boys from limited backgrounds into young men with limitless futures. Proceeds of the evening were earmarked to establish a special scholarship fund in Mayor Wildes' name.

A capacity crowd of dignitaries, colleagues, friends and supporters turned out to offer an enthusiastic welcome to
Jerusalem 's Mayor and extend wishes of mazal tov to Mayor Wildes.

Mr. Wildes is a Partner with the immigration law firm of Wildes, Weinberg, Grunblatt & Wildes. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney's Office in
Brooklyn (1989-1993), Mr. Wildes has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of several defectors who have provided difficult to obtain national security information. He is frequently a legal commentator/analyst for network television, most recently in connection with the terrorist threats facing the United States . Mr. Wildes was also appointed by the President of the United States to the District Appeals Board of the Selective Service System for the State of New Jersey and is currently in his second term on the City Council in Englewood , New Jersey . As a certified EMT, he has been a member of the Hatzoloh Volunteer Ambulance Corps in New York for well over 10 years. He sits on the Board of Directors of Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America. Mr. Wildes has served over 10 years (1982-1992) with the NYPD as an Auxiliary Police Officer.

Mr. Wildes and his wife Amy are blessed with four children. Mayor Lupolianski, father of 12 children, extended greetings to Mayor Wildes and told him that four children "was a good start." Mayor Lupolianski invited Mayor Wildes to lead a delegation of
U.S. mayors to Israel and graciously offered to host them in Jerusalem .

To learn more about BTJ please contact Rabbi Ronald Gray at (800) 4-MYBOYS, or via email at btjny@compuserve.com .

Paid for by Friends of Michael J. Wildes, Claudia Colbert, Treasurer