J1582

Honoring Ruth and Rafael Fouzailoff upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the Tribute Award by the Aleh Foundation

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  • 26 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1582


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Ruth and Rafael Fouzailoff upon the
occasion of their designation as recipients of the Tribute Award by the
Aleh Foundation

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Ruth and Rafa-
el Fouzailoff upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of
the Tribute Award by the Aleh Foundation, to be celebrated at its 29th
Anniversary Awards Dinner Ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the
Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City; and
WHEREAS, Rafael Fouzailoff was born in Israel to his parents Yuda and
Tamara Fouzailoff, successful diamond dealers; he studied at NYU and
graduated with honors; and
WHEREAS, The founder and artistic designer of JB Star, Rafael Fouzai-
loff is a visionary leader with a passion for precision; JB Star is
about passion, dedication and striving for excellence; and
WHEREAS, Rafael and Ruth Fouzailoff incorporate their passion and
dedication to Aleh's disabled children and are pleased to accept this
esteemed honor in loving memory of Ruth's father OB"M Yaacov Baruch ben
Moshe and Rachel ha' Cohen; and
WHEREAS, Ruth Fouzailoff graduated from NYU, Miami National Universi-
ty, and Culinary School, as well as Holistic Health; for the past 20
years, she has volunteered her time and energies at Sloan Kettering and
Cornell Hospital; and
WHEREAS, Ruth and Rafael Fouzailoff are supporters of the Aleh Founda-
tion and attended many functions in New York, enabling the disabled
children in Israel to get the best care and the most sophisticated ther-
apies in four cites in Israel; and
WHEREAS, They are involved in many charitable causes and are distin-
guished members of Congregation Kahal Adath Jeshurin, Saffra Synagogue,
The Morrocan Synagogue, Park East Synagogue, and more; and
WHEREAS, Ruth and Rafael Fouzailoff are the proud parents of three
beautiful daughters, Shellie Natali, Orli Aliza and Talia Judit, who are
students in Ramaz school; and
WHEREAS, Ruth's father, Yaacov Baruch Cohen was born and raised in
Israel; his life ideals represented kindness, compassion, and love to
all of humanity; he married Aliza Cohen, a successful teacher and raised
three wonderful children, Moshe, Raquel and Ruth; together they operated
a successful textile business, Tri Tetill, and continued their business
when they moved to Caracas, Venezuela; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Cohen's exuberance towards chesed was of paramount impor-
tance and an essence of his being; he was a modest man and quietly
established a fund for many poor families as well as orphans and widows;
and
WHEREAS, In 1980 when he became ill, he moved to Miami, Florida;
together with his wife, they continued helping others even though he
himself was suffering for many years; and
WHEREAS, Compassionate friends to the Aleh Foundation, Ruth and Rafael
Fouzailoff are honored to participate and accept a tribute in loving
memory of Yaacov Baruch son of Moshe ha'Cohen; and
WHEREAS, True assets to society, Ruth and Rafael Fouzailoff's distin-
guished records merit the recognition and respectful tribute of this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Ruth and Rafael Fouzailoff upon the occasion of their designation

as recipients of the Tribute Award by the Aleh Foundation; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ruth and Rafael Fouzailoff.

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