On May 8, The Westchester County Board of Legislators celebrated Jewish History and Heritage Month in Chambers at the Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains with Rabbi Gordon Tucker of Temple Israel of White Plains giving the invocation. Michael B. Kaplowitz, Chairman of the County Board of Legislators welcomed the crowd that included Westchester Jewish Council Executive Director Elliot Forchheimer and many Council members.
Legislator Ben Boykin presented a proclamation to Scarsdale resident Donald Fleishaker, Honorary Director of Westchester Jewish Council and Past Campaign Chair of UJA Federation of New York in Westchester. Legislator Alfreda Williams presented a proclamation to Frank Hassid, outgoing Executive Director of the Harold and Elaine Shames Jewish Community Center on the Hudson. Martine Fleishman of Harrison, the outgoing Regional Chair of UJA Federation of New York in Westchester was presented her proclamation by Legislator David B. Gelfarb.
As this year is UJA Federation’s 100th Anniversary, the County Board issued a proclamation to the organization for its service to the community with Mrs. Fleishman accepting. The world’s leading local philanthropy, UJA’s reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year.