Brith Sholom Beth Israel will present Earl Cox with the Aaron Solomon Service to Humanity Award during its annual program tonight.

The award will be presented at 7:30 p.m. during the synagogue’s annual installation and awards program.

The award has been given nine times in 22 years. Past recipients have included Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley Jr., former College of Charleston President Alex Sanders Jr. and the late Jerry Zucker.

Cox spent decades working in Washington, D.C., where he served in senior level positions in four presidential administrations. He became an ardent supporter of Israel and now spends much of his time away from Charleston, including about half of his time in Israel.

He produces weekly TV commentaries in support of Israel that reach millions of people. He also is a contributing writer to the Jerusalem Post, the Christian Coalition of America and others.

In January 2012, he was one of two men recognized by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Ambassadors of Goodwill from Israel to communities around the world.