Commending Gail and Harvey Marchbein, recipients of the Keter Torah Award at the Jericho Jewish Center's 2013 Gala Evening of Tribut...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Gail and Harvey Marchbein upon the
occasion of their designation as the recipients of the Keter Torah Award
at the Jericho Jewish Center's 2013 Gala Evening of Tribute on June 3,

WHEREAS, The quality and character of life in the Empire State is great-
ly 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 fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to
commend Gail and Harvey Marchbein upon the occasion of their designation
as the recipients of the Keter Torah Award at the Jericho Jewish
Center's 2013 Gala Evening of Tribute to be held at the Center on June
3, 2013; and
WHEREAS, The Jericho Jewish Center is a true center of Jewish communal
life, serving the religious, educational and social needs of the young
and old of the Jericho community; and
WHEREAS, On the joyous occasion of its Gala Evening of Tribute the
Jericho Jewish Center will proudly honor Gail and Harvey Marchbein with
its Keter Torah Award; and
WHEREAS, Harvey and Gail were born in Brooklyn, New York; they were
both raised in Queens and attended Queens College where they met and
fell in love; they were married in 1973 and, while Harvey Marchbein
attended the Medical College of Wisconsin, Gail taught Middle School
mathematics; and
WHEREAS, Harvey completed his medical training in Obstetrics and Gyne-
cology at North Shore University Hospital; he is an Assistant Clinical
Professor at Hofstra-North Shore/LIJ School of Medicine and is a member
of both the Nassau County and the State of New York Medical Societies as
well as a Fellow of both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecol-
ogy and the American College of Surgeons; and
WHEREAS, Harvey practices at Preferred Women's Health, a division of
Women's Health Professionals, LLP with offices in Great Neck and Wood-
bury, New York and is the Director of the Newborn Circumcision Service
at both North Shore and Long Island Jewish Hospitals; and
WHEREAS, In 2012 Harvey was awarded the prestigious National Teaching
Award from the American College of OBGYN and the Committee on Resident
Education and, he has been recognized for his outstanding efforts in his
field by several organizations; and
WHEREAS, Harvey Marchbein is very proud and committed to his Jewish
heritage and thanks to Rabbi Marvin Richardson he became a trained
Mohel; he is also the Co-Chairperson of the Ritual Committee at Jericho
Jewish Center where he has also served as the Chairperson of the Board
of Trustees; and
WHEREAS, Gail Marchbein is a member of the Jericho Jewish Center
Sisterhood and is a Torah Fund Benefactor; she also served on the Jeri-
cho Jewish Center's Board of Trustees; she is, in addition, an active
member of Hadassah, serving as the Sagamore Hill Chapter President and
holding many other board positions; and
WHEREAS, On the Regional level, Gail has served as Chairwoman of the
Myrtle Wreath Award Reception and as the Nassau Region Membership Coor-
dinator and the Marchbeins are founders of the Hadassah Mother-Child
Pavilion and of the new Hadassah Emergency Center; and

WHEREAS, Gail enjoys her busy full-time and a half career as an Asso-
ciate Broker with Coach Realtors, where for sixteen years she has been
the top selling agent in her office, as well as one of the five top
producers in her 650 agent company; and
WHEREAS, Harvey and Gail Marchbein are most proud to be the parents of
Aliza, Adam, and Elizabeth, newlyweds Shari and Jake, and their canine
child Shayna; and
WHEREAS, The Marchbeins have been active members of the Jericho Jewish
Center since 1985 and are appreciative of being named the Keter Torah
Award honorees of 2013; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the course of their service to the Jericho Jewish
Center and their community, Gail and Harvey Marchbein have exhibited
uncommon valor and wisdom; their involvement and leadership have been
characterized by an impressive commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and
an uncompromising standard of excellence in all their endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Gail and Harvey Marchbein are sincerely devoted members and
leaders of the Jericho Jewish Center and their community as well as
generous supporters of many worthy programs and causes at the Center and
in the community; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to extend its highest commen-
dation to Gail and Harvey Marchbein 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 Gail and Harvey Marchbein upon the occasion of their desig-
nation as the recipients of the Keter Torah Award at the Jericho Jewish
Center's 2013 Gala Evening of Tribute on June 3, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gail and Harvey Marchbein.


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