J1807

Commending Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein upon the occasion of her designation as a recipient of the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein upon the
occasion of her designation as a recipient of the 2013 Woman of Achieve-
ment Award by the YWCA of Schenectady

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves
through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein upon the occasion of her designation as a
recipient of the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the YWCA of Schenec-
tady; and
WHEREAS, Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein received this most prestigious
honor at the 30th Annual Women of Achievement Celebration on Thursday,
April 18, 2013, at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, New York; and
WHEREAS, A woman of singular distinction, Nadia Finkelstein has been
called upon to contribute her time and talents to countless endeavors
and has always given of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Nadia Finkelstein was born in Vienna, Austria and raised in
Shanghai, China during the World War II era; she attended an English
speaking elementary and high school in Shanghai, and graduated from
Cambridge Latin High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and
WHEREAS, Nadia Finkelstein attended Simmons College and the Columbia
University School of Social Work; she would later marry the late Profes-
sor Joseph Finkelstein of Union College who brought her to the Capital
Region in 1955; and
WHEREAS, After two years of employment first at the Albany Home for
Children and later with the Schenectady Public School System, Nadia
Finkelstein retired to become a stay at home mom for 15 years; and
WHEREAS, When Nadia Finkelstein's youngest child was in school full-
time, she returned to the Albany Home for Children which eventually
became Parsons Child and Family Center; she remained there for 23 years
until her retirement; her responsibilities at the Albany Home began as
Residential Team Coordinator, then Director of Residential Care and
finally as Associate Executive Director of the agency; and
WHEREAS, The Parsons Child and Family Center allowed Nadia Finkelstein
time to lead workshops nationally, write several articles in profes-
sional journals and finally author CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN LIMBO, A SEARCH
FOR CONNECTIONS, published by Praeger; and
WHEREAS, Nadia Finkelstein's most proud accomplishment was being an
active participant in the moving of Parsons Child and Family Center from
a child centered agency with three professional programs including resi-
dential, day treatment and education, to becoming a family centered
agency with an array of 32 programs and services committed to the impor-
tance of family connections in a young person's life; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her three children and five
grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of her life and
rejoice in her achievements; and
WHEREAS, Nadia Finkelstein has continually demonstrated extreme compe-
tence, extraordinary intelligence and diligent leadership in her unwav-
ering service to her community and profession; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein upon the occasion of her designation
as a recipient of the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the YWCA of
Schenectady; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein.

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  • 10 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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