Resolution J1415-2013

Honoring Zita Toby Katzenstein 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 Zita Toby Katzenstein 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 Zita
Toby Katzenstein 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, Zita Toby Katzenstein of blessed memory was a pillar of cour-
age; her life ideals represented kindness, compassion, and love  to  all
of humanity; she provided her community with an extraordinary role model
of  charity  and  kindness  which serves as an example for future gener-
ations; and
  WHEREAS, A devoted wife and compassionate friend to  Aleh  Foundation,
Zita  Toby  Katzenstein's exuberance towards good deeds was of paramount
importance and an essence of her being; she heroically left a legacy  of
kindness  and  giving; every moment of her life was measured and meticu-
lously dedicated to the needs of her community, family, and friends; and
  WHEREAS, The legacy Zita Toby Katzenstein leaves behind can be seen in
the smiles on the faces of Aleh's children who benefited from her gener-
osity; and
  WHEREAS, Zita Toby Katzenstein had a passion for piano and tennis, and
devoted her life to helping the disabled children of Aleh,  as  well  as
Boys Town and other worthy organizations; and
  WHEREAS, Ludwig Katzenstein, the husband of the late Zita Toby Katzen-
stein,  and a generous supporter of the Aleh Foundation, will accept the
Foundation's tribute award in the memory of Zita Toby Katzenstein; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Zita Toby  Katzenstein
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 Zita Toby Katzenstein 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 Zita Toby Katzenstein posthumously upon the occasion of the desig-
nation 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 Ludwig Katzenstein.

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