Jewish Education Fund Breakfast Honors the Lazar Family November 1, 2009

Published: Monday, October 19, 2009 7:00 am By: Betty Krulik
The Lazar Family

The Lazar family, long time members of the Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry, are being honored with the Jack Sonkin Memorial Award for all of their many contributions to education and youth. The award will be conferred at a breakfast on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 9:45 am. Rabbi Mitchell Cohen, the Director of the National Ramah Commission, which oversees all of the Ramah camps worldwide, will speak at the breakfast.

Rebecca and Eliot Lazar, and their three children, Jenna, Andy and Chad will be honored for their participation and work at GHC on the school board, USY (Youth Group), Junior Congregation, and overall synagogue life. Jewish Education Foundation award is conferred to this family whose tireless efforts on behalf of Jewish youth and education are countless. They are exemplary members of our community.

Eliot is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the New York Presbyterian Health Care System. He is a past president of GHC, is a volunteer firefighter in the Village of Irvington and serves as a member of the Westchester Regional Emergency Medical Services Council.

Rebecca is a clinical Social Worker at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, specializing in Adolescent and Family Therapy. She served as Vice President of youth at GHC for several terms until 2007. Rebecca has served on the Board of the Irvington Education Foundation, the Irvington PTSA and is currently on the Board of the Rayim Chapter of Hadassah.

Jenna graduated Cornell University in 2008. She is currently working in NYC as the Coordinator of Patient Services for the New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is also involved in Theater Productions as an Associate Producer and Production Stage Manager for a Shakespearian Theater Company.

Andy is a Senior at Cornell University, where he is Director of Operations for the Cornell Emergency Medical Services. Andy will be graduating in May with a degree in Applied Economics and Management.

Chad is a Junior in Irvington High School, is a saxophonist in the Irvington High School band, is Communications VP of GHC-USY, and is the co-chair of the upcoming USY divisional Kinnus to be held at GHC on November 13-15th, 2009.

The breakfast helps to fund the Jewish Education Fund which encourages and supports education of our young people beyond their formal studies at the GHC Religious School. The following activities are supported by the Fund: Ramah Day Camp, Ramah Sleep Away Camp, Etgar, USY (United Synagogue Youth) on Wheels, USY Pilgrimage, USY Encampment. The Fund is intended to be supported from contributions and gifts.

For more information or to make reservations for the breakfast please call 914-693-4260 or email the synagogue office at

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The cost of the breakfast is $18 per person. Please make checks payable to the Jewish Education Fund.