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Family of Bennett G. Hornstein Establishes Memorial Scholarship to Benefit Aspiring Law Student

OMAHA - The family of the late Bennett G. Hornstein announced the establishment of the Bennett G. Hornstein Endowment Fund, in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Omaha. Beginning in fall 2006, the endowment will fund an annual scholarship, awarded to an aspiring law student, in an effort to carry on Hornstein's commitment to working for the poor and powerless and striving to make a difference in the Nebraska community. Hornstein lost an eight-year battle with cancer in March 1986 at the young age of 46. During his life, he was an inspiration to his family, friends and colleagues, demonstrating with his unwavering selflessness and commitment to helping those who needed it most. After receiving his law degree at the University of California at Berkeley, Hornstein decided to "spend a significant portion of mhisy life helping people who were hated, who were detested, and whom nobody else would help." He carried out that promise case by case in his over 20__ years as an attorney, from Nebraska courtrooms all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

Nearing the twentieth anniversary of Hornstein's death, his family is establisheding the scholarship as part of their ongoing efforts to help celebrate his life and his legacy. Family members include his wife Nancy and three children, Jill Goldstein, Beth Hornstein and Joe Hornstein. Their mission is to educate and reward the next generation of attorneys who will forge their aown place in their respective legal communities.

"I was nine years old when my dad passed away," Joe said. "I always hear of the wonderful contributions he made as an attorney, husband, father and friend. Creating this endownmentdeavor gives myself, my family, and his colleagues and friends the opportunity to live with my dad's memory everyday."

The family hopes Ccandidates should display a high standard of academic achievement, an adventurous spirit and a desire to take on an active role in the community. Applicants also must be attending Law School at the University of Nebraska or Creighton University. Applications are available online at or can be requested in writing through the Jewish Federation of Omaha at 333 South 132nd Street Omaha, NE 68154.

To donate to the Bennett G. Hornstein Endowment Fund, personal checks payable to the "Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation" can be mailed to 333 South 132nd Street Omaha, NE 68154. The memo line should specify the "Bennett G. Hornstein Memorial Endowment"..