Resolution J853-2013

Commending Naomi and David Kaszovitz, Guests of Honor at the 32nd Annual Dinner of Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst on April 14, 2013



  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Naomi  and David Kaszovitz upon the
occasion of their designation as the Guests of Honor at the 32nd  Annual
Dinner of Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst on April 14, 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
  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
Naomi and David Kaszovitz upon the occasion of their designation as  the
Guests  of  Honor at the 32nd Annual Dinner of Young Israel of Lawrence-
Cedarhurst, to be held  at  Congregation  Beth  Sholom  in  Lawrence  on
Sunday, April 14, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  In  honoring  Naomi  and  David  Kaszovitz,  Young Israel of
Lawrence-Cedarhurst (YILC) recognizes a couple who have a  long  associ-
ation  with  the  synagogue  and  pays fitting tribute to them for their
tireless efforts on behalf of the shul and the community; and
  WHEREAS, Naomi and David Kaszovitz have been an integral part of Young
Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst since their arrival in the community  from
Forest  Hills  in  1993  with two, at the time, small children, Alex and
Sarah; at the time the shul was in the midst of Project Nedivim,  adding
what  is  now  its  main sanctuary and its ballroom, the backbone of the
shul; and
  WHEREAS, Rather than sit on the sidelines, David Kaszovitz quickly got
involved with the shul; no job was too small or too large  for  him;  he
served as Gabbai, Ritual Chairman, Vice President and then as the shul's
President  for three years; during his presidency Project Chazak, encom-
passing the construction of three new batei midrash and a youth  center,
were  in  progress  and,  following the completion of his presidency, he
served as Chairman of the Board; and
  WHEREAS, Naomi Kaszovitz also became very involved  in  the  synagogue
and  gave  considerable  time  to its Sisterhood, serving as programming
chairperson and on several committees,  including  the  hospitality  and
youth  committees  and, she later served a two year term as President of
the Sisterhood; and
  WHEREAS, David Kaszovitz grew up in Far Rockaway and is a graduate  of
HALB, MTA, Queens College and the New York University School of Business
from  which  he  earned his Master of Business Administration degree; he
currently works at FieldOne, a computer  software  firm  supporting  the
service  related  industry  and  is  a Bar Mitzvah training teacher well
known in the community,  encouraging  many  future  Baaley  K'ri'a,  and
himself reads the Torah at the shul on a regular basis; and
  WHEREAS,  Naomi  Kaszovitz  grew  up in nearby Oceanside and is also a
graduate of HALB, HAFTR High School and Stern  College  and  earned  her
Juris  Doctor  degree  from  the Cardozo School of Law; she worked as an
attorney for the City of New York in Family  Court  before  joining  her
father  and brother in the insurance business; she is currently employed
at The Rampart Group and is also the Head Coach  of  the  Stern  College
women's  tennis  team and has run the tennis and sports programs at Camp
Levi for the past 12 years; and
  WHEREAS, Both Naomi and David  Kaszovitz  have  built  second  careers
helping  to shape the lives of students both on and off the tennis court
and credit their devotion to community  involvement  to  their  parents,

Gabriel  and  Bonnie  Kaszovitz and Arnold z"l and Beverly Skolnick, who
are each pillars of their  respective  communities  and  taught  gemilut
chesed by example; and
  WHEREAS,  Naomi and David Kaszovitz are devoted to their children, and
are proud to welcome the newest addition  to  their  family,  son-in-law
Netanel  Goldstein  from West Rogers Park, Chicago, who recently married
their daughter Sarah; Alex, Sarah, Josh and Eitan have followed in their
parents' footsteps and are all HALB graduates; currently Alex and  Neta-
nel  attend  Yeshiva  University, Sarah is at Stern College and Josh and
Eitan are students at DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys; and
  WHEREAS, The shul is the common spiritual home of a  congregation;  in
it  rests the heritage of the Jewish people and from it stems the teach-
ing and the practice of its treasured values and traditions; and
  WHEREAS, In recognizing Naomi and David Kaszovitz for their many years
of inspirational and devoted service to the synagogue, Young  Israel  of
Lawrence-Cedarhurst  proudly  honors  a couple who exemplify the highest
aims and ideals of the Young Israel movement,  adherence  to  Torah  and
mitzvot,  maintenance  of  the  traditions of the Jewish people, both at
home and in the land of Israel, and commitment to  their  community  and
American society; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  course  of their service to Young Israel of
Lawrence-Cedarhurst, Naomi and David Kaszovitz have  exhibited  uncommon
valor  and wisdom; their involvement and leadership have been character-
ized by an impressive commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncom-
promising standard of excellence in all their endeavors on behalf of the
synagogue; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to extend its highest  commen-
dation  to Naomi and David Kaszovitz for their dedication and commitment
to their community and their heritage; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to pay
tribute to Naomi and David Kaszovitz upon the occasion of  their  desig-
nation  as the Guests of Honor at the 32nd Annual Dinner of Young Israel
of Lawrence-Cedarhurst on April 14, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Naomi and David Kaszovitz.


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