Resolution J391-2013

Commending Laura and Yaron Kornblum, Guests of Honor at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway's 35th Annual Dinner on March 10, 2013

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  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 5, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Laura  and  Yaron Kornblum upon the
occasion of their designation by the Hebrew Academy of  the  Five  Towns
and  Rockaway  as the Guests of Honor at its 35th Annual Dinner on March
10, 2013

WHEREAS, The quality and character of  life  in  the  Empire  State  are
greatly  enriched  by  the  faithful  and  generous service of those who
devote themselves to endeavors of family, faith and  community,  and  to
the education of the youth of the community; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend individuals of such magnanimous conduct and bearing  who  demon-
strate  a  deep  and  continuing  concern  for  others, and in so doing,
inspire others to do the same; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Laura and Yaron Kornblum upon the occasion of their designation  by  the
Hebrew  Academy  of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR) as the Guests of
Honor at its 35th Annual Dinner, to be held in HAFTR's Sports Complex on
Sunday, March 10, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, The greatest asset of any society is  its  children  and  the
hope  and  promise  they represent for the future; the Hebrew Academy of
the Five Towns and Rockaway, of Lawrence, New York, has a proud and rich
history of providing its students  with  an  educational  and  religious
foundation which is both strong and enduring; and
  WHEREAS,  Each  year  at  its Annual Dinner, the Hebrew Academy of the
Five Towns and Rockaway honors members of the school community in recog-
nition and appreciation of their support of the yeshiva and its mission,
as well as of their dedication to Jewish life; this  year  at  its  35th
Annual  Dinner  it  will  proudly  honor Laura and Yaron Kornblum as its
Guests of Honor; and
  WHEREAS, Laura and Yaron Kornblum reside in Woodmere, New York and are
the proud and loving parents  of  two  beautiful  children,  Amanda  and
Benjamin;  both  Laura  and Yaron have been devoted to HAFTR and various
other charitable organizations; they are committed to their  family,  to
education,  and  to  their  community, traits instilled in them by their
parents Richard and Virginia Gordimer and Rabbi Shalom and  Sara  Kornb-
lum; and
  WHEREAS,  Laura grew up in Tampa, Florida and attended Yeshiva Univer-
sity's Stern College; she  subsequently  earned  a  master's  degree  in
English  Education  from  Columbia  University's Teachers College; Laura
Kornblum has taught in various prominent yeshivot in the tri-state area;
she was a creative writing teacher in the HAFTR Middle  School  for  two
years  before  assuming  her  current  position  as a 12th grade English
instructor at the Torah Academy for Girls; and
  WHEREAS, She has, in addition, been involved in numerous  PTA  commit-
tees over the years and in various charitable projects in the community;
and
  WHEREAS,  Yaron  Kornblum  was raised in Brooklyn and is a graduate of
the Yeshiva of Flatbush, The  Brooklyn  College  Scholars  Program,  and
Hofstra Law School; he is a partner in the real estate department of the
law firm Rivkin Radler LLP and practices in all areas of commercial real
estate throughout the United States and internationally; and
  WHEREAS,  Yaron  Kornblum  has  served  as a Co-President of HAFTR; he
continues to serve on the Finance Committee  and  frequently  volunteers
his time as legal counsel to the school; he currently also serves as the
Chairman  of  the Gym Committee and was instrumental in the construction
of its brand new sports complex; and

  WHEREAS, Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Yaron co-found-
ed HaftrCares and continues to be active within the HAFTR lay leadership
as well as in other charitable organizations in the New York City metro-
politan area; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is proud to extend its highest commen-
dation to Laura and Yaron Kornblum for their dedication  and  commitment
to  their  heritage and to their community and its children; now, there-
fore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Laura and Yaron Kornblum upon the occasion of their designation
by the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway as  the  Guests  of
Honor at its 35th Annual Dinner on March 10, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Laura and Yaron Kornblum.

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