I had the pleasure of knowing Leon H. Charney from the time shortly after his graduation from Yeshiva College in 1960. He was a man who sought justice and freedom for all people under oppression, especially the Soviet Jews and he was active in the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry as requested by Golda Meir, the Prime Minister of Israel. He was honored by Yeshiva University with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Plaza in 1977 and some 500 people in the entertainment world came from Hollywood to express their admiration for him and all his desire to uplift the downtrodden. He also argued for the Good Samaritan Law to be established after witnessing someone die in a theater with no one willing to help lest they be faced with a liability suit. He succeeded as he always did He was a great humanitarian and I loved him as a friend who sought justice for all.
Dr. Herbert C. Dobrinsky, VP, University Affairs