Resolution J1289-2013

Commending the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island upon the occasion of hosting a program commemorating Yom HaShoah

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Jewish Community Relations Council
of  Long Island upon the occasion of hosting a program commemorating Yom
HaShoah on April 18, 2013

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 are devoted 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  commend
the  Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island upon the occasion
of hosting a program commemorating Yom  HaShoah  (Holocaust  Remembrance
Day); this auspicious occasion will be celebrated on Thursday, April 18,
2013, at Hofstra University; and
  WHEREAS,  This  year,  the  Jewish Community Relations Council of Long
Island will honor Holocaust  survivor  Charlotte  Schwiminer  of  Nassau
County, as well as recognize 16 young people who are working to create a
more civil society; and
  WHEREAS,  The 16 Nassau County youths include: Carle Place High School
- Timothy Leung, Katlin Megiel,  Thomas  Monahan,  and  Thomas  Vestuto;
Floral  Park Memorial High School - Janice Lee and Ling Song; Great Neck
North High School - Laura Simeon, Tyler Bloom, Emily Nassir,  and  Doris
Descorbeth;  Manhasset  High  School - Aidan Owens; Roslyn High School -
Carly Hanft; Sewanaka High School - Robert  Dowling;  and  Temple  Sinai
Roslyn - Evan Mester, Perri Schreiber, and Allie Schreiber; and
  WHEREAS,  The mission of the Jewish Community Relations Council - Long
Island (JCRC-LI) is to inform, collaborate and mobilize the Long  Island
community  to  take  action  locally,  nationally and internationally to
address community relations issues important  to  both  the  Jewish  and
non-Jewish communities; and
  WHEREAS,  The  goals of JCRC-LI are to: serve as an umbrella organiza-
tion for Jewish institutions across Long  Island;  foster  positive  and
meaningful  intergroup/interfaith relationships; serve as an information
and advocacy resource about Israel and  international  affairs  for  the
Jewish  and  non-Jewish  communities;  and  maintain an ongoing dialogue
between the Jewish community and governmental officials  at  the  local,
state and federal level; and
  WHEREAS, JCRC-LI was formed in order to establish a long term communi-
ty  relations  agenda  that is essential for the well-being of a vibrant
Long Island Jewish community; its leadership is comprised of  Jews  from
both  Nassau  and Suffolk counties who are involved in Jewish, civic and
business organizations; they work with the leadership of  UJA-Federation
of  New  York's Long Island office and its beneficiary agencies, as well
as with area synagogues, Jewish day schools, and other Jewish  organiza-
tions; and
  WHEREAS, It is important for the Jewish community to build on existing
relationships  and  develop new ones with leaders of the established and
emerging communities; JCRC-LI ensures that the Jewish  community  has  a
voice among the leaders of the community and works with others fostering
a spirit of collaboration and cooperation to benefit all of Long Island;
and
  WHEREAS, JCRC-LI also serves as a central coordinating body for Jewish
community  relations  across Long Island and operates as a nexus between
community-based organizations and public and  private  institutions;  it
opens  the  lines  of  communication  between communities and draws upon
resources from its staff and lay leadership to provide  a  valued  added

organization,  not  only to Long Island Jewish institutions, but also to
the non-Jewish community; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the practice of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown  a
long  and  sustained  commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the  Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island upon the
occasion of hosting  a  program  commemorating  Yom  HaShoah  (Holocaust
Remembrance Day); and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island, Char-
lotte Schwimmer, and the 16 Nassau County youths.

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