Resolution J3126-2013

Commending Selma Share Kupferberg posthumously upon the occasion of her designation for special honor by the Queens Botanical Garden

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  • Jun 4, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 4, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Selma Share Kupferberg posthumously
upon the occasion of her designation for special  honor  by  the  Queens
Botanical Garden on June 6, 2013

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, Selma Share Kupferberg has given not only  of  her  time  and
energies  but  also  of  her competence, intelligence and leadership and
consequently has been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Selma  Share
Kupferberg posthumously upon the occasion of her designation for special
honor by the Queens Botanical Garden, to be celebrated at its 18th Annu-
al Rose Gala on Thursday, June 6, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people,
plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative
educational programs and demonstrations  of  environmental  stewardship;
and
  WHEREAS, Selma Share was born in November of 1926; her interest in the
arts began at an early age, when her mother would take her to Radio City
Music Hall; and
  WHEREAS, In 1946, Selma Share married Max Kupferberg; the couple built
a  life  together in Bayside, Queens, with their two beautiful children,
Saul and Rhoda; and
  WHEREAS, Selma Share  Kupferberg  was  a  longtime  supporter  of  the
performing  arts; she believed that an appreciation and understanding of
the arts could enrich and inspire one's life; and
  WHEREAS, Through their foundations, Selma  Share  Kupferberg  and  her
family gave back to the Queens community in many ways; subsequently, the
performing  arts  center at Queens College was renamed the Selma and Max
Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts; and
  WHEREAS, Selma Share Kupferberg was involved in Temple Beth Shalom  in
various capacities for over 35 years, and has also supported the work of
Queens Botanical Garden; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Selma Share Kupferberg has displayed
throughout her life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Selma Share Kupferberg posthumously upon  the  occasion  of  her
designation  for special honor by the Queens Botanical Garden on June 6,
2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Selma Share Kupferberg.

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