Resolution J1413-2013

Honoring Beatrice Zeides posthumously upon the occasion of the designation of a tribute award in her memory by the Aleh Foundation

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  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 24, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Beatrice Zeides posthumously upon the
occasion of the designation of a tribute award in her memory by the Aleh
Foundation

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize  and  pay
tribute  to those distinguished citizens who devote their time and ener-
gies to the service of their community and profession, participating  in
civic  affairs  and  enhancing the character and quality of life for all
citizens; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Beatrice Zeides posthumously upon the occasion of the designation  of  a
tribute  award  in  her  memory  by the Aleh Foundation; this auspicious
occasion will be celebrated at the Foundation's Annual Awards Dinner, to
be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Museum of Jewish  Heritage  in
New York City; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1984, the Aleh Foundation was formed by a group of women
to help cope with the staggering needs of disabled children  in  Israel;
in 1989, a United States fundraising office was established and expanded
the Foundation's public relations and fundraising activities; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Aleh  Foundation  has  developed a network of more than
30,000 friends throughout the United States who are staunch  supporters;
with  the  Foundation's  help, the rehabilitation centers in Israel grew
from a hospice program of 23 children to  become  the  nation's  largest
provider  of  educational  rehabilitative  services to severely develop-
mentally disabled children operating in four different cities in Israel;
and
  WHEREAS, In addition, the Aleh Foundation also sends  highly  special-
ized  equipment to Israel for use by disabled children, including thera-
peutic communication toys; specialized cups and spoons; custom  designed
carriages  and  wheelchairs; hard-to-obtain medicines, clothing and many
personal items; and
  WHEREAS, Beatrice Zeides of  blessed  memory  suffered  from  cerebral
palsy;  although  disabled, she heroically managed to obtain a wonderful
education and prestigious full time  employment  at  US  Life  Insurance
Company,  courageously navigating the New York City subway system in her
daily commute to work; and
  WHEREAS, Not a  burden  to  others  despite  her  serious  disability,
Beatrice Zeides left a legacy of warm memories, kindness and giving; and
  WHEREAS,  The  life  ideals  of  Beatrice Zeides represented kindness,
compassion and love to all of  humanity;  her  exuberance  towards  good
deeds was of paramount importance and an essence of her being; and
  WHEREAS,  Instilled by her parents to be charitable and kind, the life
of Beatrice Zeides serves as a model for future generations; her wonder-
ful acts of concern, generosity and perseverance are an example for  all
to emulate; and
  WHEREAS,  Lillian Zeides, a highly acclaimed philanthropist and promi-
nent sponsor of the Aleh Foundation will accept the Foundation's tribute
award in the memory of her sister, the late Beatrice Zeides; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Beatrice Zeides  stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Beatrice Zeides displayed throughout
her life; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body that those who
enhanced the well-being and vitality of their profession and  community,

and demonstrated a long and sustained commitment to excellence, certain-
ly  have  earned  the  recognition  and applause of all citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Beatrice Zeides posthumously upon the occasion of the  designation
of  a  tribute  award  in  her  memory by the Aleh Foundation; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lillian Zeides.

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