Resolution J1053-2013

Honoring Rabbi Rami Strosberg upon the occasion of receiving the Gemilut Chasadim Award from Congregation Beth Israel

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Rabbi Rami Strosberg upon the occasion
of receiving the Gemilut Chasadim Award from Congregation Beth Israel

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of  the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Rabbi Rami Strosberg upon the occasion of receiving the Gemilut Chasadim
Award  from Congregation Beth Israel on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Schenec-
tady, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Rabbi Rami Strosberg is a product of the  Hebrew  Academy  of
the  Capital District, Niskayuna High School and Congregation Beth Isra-
el; during his formative years, he was active in National Conference  of
Synagogue  Youth  (NCSY), taught music at Temple Israel, served as Music
Director at Camp Givah, and managed the Strosberg Boys Band; and
  WHEREAS, Having fallen in love with Israel during a  family  trip  and
subsequently  an  NCSY  summer  program  there, Rami Strosberg headed to
Israel right after high school for two years of study at Yeshivat  Hako-
tel; he subsequently earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology
at Yeshiva University, continued for S'micha at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Theological  Seminary  and completed his Masters Degree in Jewish Educa-
tion at the Azrieli Graduate School of  Jewish  Education  and  Adminis-
tration at Yeshiva University; and
  WHEREAS,  While  in  New York City, Rabbi Rami Strosberg taught at the
Ramaz School in Manhattan and performed with and led a variety of Jewish
Simcha Bands; he has provided Jewish music  in  such  remote  places  as
Israel, Guatemala and South Africa; and
  WHEREAS,  In 2007, Rabbi Strosberg was hired as Judaic Studies Princi-
pal at his old school, the Hebrew Academy and  faced  the  challenge  of
supervising some of the very teachers who once taught him; the following
year, he was promoted to Head of School; and
  WHEREAS,  During his tenure at HACD, Rabbi Strosberg participated in a
two-year Day School Leadership Training Institute sponsored by  the  Avi
Chai  Foundation;  he  has  also been an active member of the community,
mentoring young people; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Rabbi Strosberg has taught, served as cantor  at
Beth Israel and at Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob for the High Holidays
and other occasions, layning, reading megilla, and so forth; and
  WHEREAS, The son of Beth Israel members Dr. Jimmy and Margo Strosberg,
Rabbi Rami Strosberg is married to Debbie and they are the proud parents
of Elnatan, Leor, and Eliav; most recently, Rabbi Rami was approached to
serve as founding Head of School at the Westchester Torah Academy, a new
orthodox  Hebrew  day  school expected to open in the fall of this year;
and
  WHEREAS, Rabbi Rami Strosberg has demonstrated the true spirit of  the
Gemilut  Chasadim Award, which means "deeds of loving kindness," through
his tireless dedication to the Synagogue  and  to  the  community;  now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Rabbi Rami Strosberg upon the occasion of  receiving  the  Gemilut
Chasadim Award from Congregation Beth Israel; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rabbi Rami Strosberg.

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