Resolution J854-2013

Commending Cindy and Jeremy Merrill the Community Service Honorees at the 32nd Annual Dinner of Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst on April 14, 2013

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  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 19, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Cindy  and  Jeremy Merrill upon the
occasion of their designation as the Community Service Honorees  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
Cindy  and  Jeremy Merrill upon the occasion of their designation as the
Community Service Honorees 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  Cindy  and  Jeremy  Merrill,  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,  Cindy and Jeremy Merrill have been an integral part of Young
Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst since they moved to the Five Towns in 1999
and are providing renewed vitality to the Shul; and
  WHEREAS, Shortly after moving in,  Jeremy  Merrill  served  as  YILC's
youth  director;  subsequently,  Cindy and Jeremy with a few other fami-
lies, and with the help of Rabbi Teitelbaum, started the Young  Couples'
minyan;  Jeremy  served  as  the  first gabbai and Cindy arranged social
events for the Young Couples' minyan; and
  WHEREAS, Recently Cindy Merrill served as  one  of  YILC's  sisterhood
presidents and Jeremy Merrill remains active in the shul, having recent-
ly joined the Youth Committee; and
  WHEREAS,  Cindy  and Jeremy Merrill have been married for 14 years and
are the proud parents of seven year old twins Erin and Kayla, who are in
second grade at HAFTR, and four year old Sam who will be  attending  the
Tifferet Academy in the Fall; and
  WHEREAS,  Jeremy  Merrill  grew up in Jamaica Estates, attended Queens
College and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from The
City University of New York's Baruch College; he  has  been  working  in
health administration ever since; and
  WHEREAS,  Cindy  Merrill  grew  up  in  Woodmere; she attended Yeshiva
Universty's Stern College and earned  a  masters  degree  in  Early  and
Elementary Education at Adelphi University; she has worked for six years
at the HALB Preschool in Hewlett; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition  to  these  responsibilities,  Cindy and Jeremy
Merrill currently own the baby gift store Dimples; 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 Cindy and Jeremy Merrill 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,  Cindy  and  Jeremy Merrill 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 Cindy and Jeremy Merrill 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  Cindy  and Jeremy Merrill upon the occasion of their desig-
nation as the Community Service Honorees 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 Cindy and Jeremy Merrill.

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