Resolution J5210-2013

Commending Rabbi Avraham Amar as an Exemplary Rabbinic Figure after serving 25 years as the spiritual leader of the Sephardic Nursing Home

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  • May 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 20, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Rabbi  Avraham Amar as an Exemplary
Rabbinic Figure after serving 25 years as the spiritual  leader  of  the
Sephardic Nursing Home

WHEREAS,  The  character and richness of religious and community life in
this noble Empire State are nourished and fulfilled through the faithful
concern and selfless devotion of those who would commit  their  energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full recog-
nition  and just tribute to those individuals who distinguish themselves
and the ministry through their unremitting commitment and preeminence of
service; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Rabbi  Avra-
ham  Amar  as an Exemplary Rabbinic Figure after serving 25 years as the
spiritual leader of the Sephardic Nursing Home; he will be honored at  a
celebration entitled "A Tribute to the Unity of Our Friends," on Sunday,
June 8, 2014, at the Sephardic Home, Brooklyn, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Rabbi Avraham Amar has brought to his ministry an overwhelm-
ing spirit of charity and compassion, acting from  vision  and  enlight-
enment  in  conducting  his  administrative  and spiritual duties, while
always displaying the highest standards  of  personal  and  professional
integrity and dedication; and
  WHEREAS,  Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Rabbi Avraham Amar attended the
famous yeshivas of Em HaBanim and Otzar  HaTorah  before  emigrating  to
Israel as a young boy; in Israel, he continued his religious studies and
was certified to be a teacher; and
  WHEREAS,  After proudly serving his country as a member of the Israeli
armed forces, Rabbi Avraham Amar resumed teaching and studied at Yeshiva
Merkaz Harav in Jerusalem, where he received his smicha; in addition, he
attained his teaching degree in Advanced Judaic Studies  from  Bar  Ilan
University,  and  graduated  from  Heichal  Shlomo  as a fully certified
cantor; and
  WHEREAS, For 20 years, this esteemed  man  dedicated  himself  to  his
educational  and  administrative career in Israel, while ably fulfilling
the spiritual needs of his community; and
  WHEREAS, In 1990, Rabbi  Avraham  Amar  began  his  rabbinate  at  the
Sephardic  Home,  where  his  kindness  and devotion to his work quickly
earned him the respect of residents and staff; and
  WHEREAS, Under his leadership,  the  Sephardic  Home  became  renowned
throughout the Jewish community for its high standards of excellence and
extensive  religious  programs; the spiritual guidance and encouragement
he displayed allowed residents to more fully observe and  embrace  their
Jewish roots; and
  WHEREAS,  Rabbi  Avraham  Amar  has dedicated himself to the spiritual
advancement of the Bensonhurst community; in addition to his outstanding
contributions to the lives of elderly residents at the  Sephardic  Home,
he also teaches at Magen David High School; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout his life, this distinguished man of God has always
given  enlightenment,  guidance  and wisdom to the many entrusted to his
care, and has administered abundantly and unstintingly to the  spiritual
and corporal needs of all; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is
appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend  that  indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Rabbi Avraham Amar as an Exemplary Rabbinic Figure after serving

25 years a s the spiritual leader of the  Sephardic  Nursing  Home,  and
extend  to  him the heartfelt best wishes of this Legislative Body for a
future of purposeful success and well-being; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rabbi Avraham Amar.

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