Resolution J1807-2013

Commending Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein upon the occasion of her designation as a recipient of the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Nadia  Ehrlich Finkelstein upon the
occasion of her designation as a recipient of the 2013 Woman of Achieve-
ment Award by the YWCA of Schenectady

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to take  note  of  and
publicly  acknowledge  individuals  who  have  distinguished  themselves
through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and  purposeful  lives
of service to their community; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
Nadia  Ehrlich  Finkelstein  upon  the  occasion of her designation as a
recipient of the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the YWCA of Schenec-
tady; and
  WHEREAS, Nadia Ehrlich  Finkelstein  received  this  most  prestigious
honor  at  the 30th Annual Women of Achievement Celebration on Thursday,
April 18, 2013, at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, New York; and
  WHEREAS, A woman of singular distinction, Nadia Finkelstein  has  been
called  upon  to  contribute her time and talents to countless endeavors
and has always given of herself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, Nadia Finkelstein was born in Vienna, Austria and  raised  in
Shanghai,  China  during  the  World War II era; she attended an English
speaking elementary and high school  in  Shanghai,  and  graduated  from
Cambridge Latin High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and
  WHEREAS,  Nadia  Finkelstein attended Simmons College and the Columbia
University School of Social Work; she would later marry the late Profes-
sor Joseph Finkelstein of Union College who brought her to  the  Capital
Region in 1955; and
  WHEREAS,  After  two  years of employment first at the Albany Home for
Children and later with the  Schenectady  Public  School  System,  Nadia
Finkelstein retired to become a stay at home mom for 15 years; and
  WHEREAS,  When  Nadia Finkelstein's youngest child was in school full-
time, she returned to the Albany  Home  for  Children  which  eventually
became  Parsons Child and Family Center; she remained there for 23 years
until her retirement; her responsibilities at the Albany Home  began  as
Residential  Team  Coordinator,  then  Director  of Residential Care and
finally as Associate Executive Director of the agency; and
  WHEREAS, The Parsons Child and Family Center allowed Nadia Finkelstein
time to lead workshops nationally, write  several  articles  in  profes-
sional journals and finally author CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN LIMBO, A SEARCH
FOR CONNECTIONS, published by Praeger; and
  WHEREAS,  Nadia  Finkelstein's  most proud accomplishment was being an
active participant in the moving of Parsons Child and Family Center from
a child centered agency with three professional programs including resi-
dential, day treatment and education,  to  becoming  a  family  centered
agency with an array of 32 programs and services committed to the impor-
tance of family connections in a young person's life; and
  WHEREAS,  With  her  throughout  have been her three children and five
grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of her life  and
rejoice in her achievements; and
  WHEREAS, Nadia Finkelstein has continually demonstrated extreme compe-
tence,  extraordinary intelligence and diligent leadership in her unwav-
ering service to her community and profession; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein upon the occasion of  her  designation
as  a  recipient  of  the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the YWCA of
Schenectady; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein.

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