J1053

Honoring Rabbi Rami Strosberg upon the occasion of receiving the Gemilut Chasadim Award from Congregation Beth Israel

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J1053


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Rabbi Rami Strosberg upon the occasion
of receiving the Gemilut Chasadim Award from Congregation Beth Israel

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Rabbi Rami Strosberg upon the occasion of receiving the Gemilut Chasadim
Award from Congregation Beth Israel on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Schenec-
tady, New York; and
WHEREAS, Rabbi Rami Strosberg is a product of the Hebrew Academy of
the Capital District, Niskayuna High School and Congregation Beth Isra-
el; during his formative years, he was active in National Conference of
Synagogue Youth (NCSY), taught music at Temple Israel, served as Music
Director at Camp Givah, and managed the Strosberg Boys Band; and
WHEREAS, Having fallen in love with Israel during a family trip and
subsequently an NCSY summer program there, Rami Strosberg headed to
Israel right after high school for two years of study at Yeshivat Hako-
tel; he subsequently earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology
at Yeshiva University, continued for S'micha at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Theological Seminary and completed his Masters Degree in Jewish Educa-
tion at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Adminis-
tration at Yeshiva University; and
WHEREAS, While in New York City, Rabbi Rami Strosberg taught at the
Ramaz School in Manhattan and performed with and led a variety of Jewish
Simcha Bands; he has provided Jewish music in such remote places as
Israel, Guatemala and South Africa; and
WHEREAS, In 2007, Rabbi Strosberg was hired as Judaic Studies Princi-
pal at his old school, the Hebrew Academy and faced the challenge of
supervising some of the very teachers who once taught him; the following
year, he was promoted to Head of School; and
WHEREAS, During his tenure at HACD, Rabbi Strosberg participated in a
two-year Day School Leadership Training Institute sponsored by the Avi
Chai Foundation; he has also been an active member of the community,
mentoring young people; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Rabbi Strosberg has taught, served as cantor at
Beth Israel and at Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob for the High Holidays
and other occasions, layning, reading megilla, and so forth; and
WHEREAS, The son of Beth Israel members Dr. Jimmy and Margo Strosberg,
Rabbi Rami Strosberg is married to Debbie and they are the proud parents
of Elnatan, Leor, and Eliav; most recently, Rabbi Rami was approached to
serve as founding Head of School at the Westchester Torah Academy, a new
orthodox Hebrew day school expected to open in the fall of this year;
and
WHEREAS, Rabbi Rami Strosberg has demonstrated the true spirit of the
Gemilut Chasadim Award, which means "deeds of loving kindness," through
his tireless dedication to the Synagogue and to the community; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Rabbi Rami Strosberg upon the occasion of receiving the Gemilut
Chasadim Award from Congregation Beth Israel; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rabbi Rami Strosberg.

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

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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