June 20, 2011
In celebration of 17 years of community and involvement on the South Shore, the Chabad Outreach Center honored Town of Hempstead Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino with its prestigious Public Service Award. The award was presented at the Center's annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, June 16 at Temple Torah in Little Neck.
Center Director Rabbi Yitzchak Goldschmid announced this year's honorees earlier this week. Councilman Santino joins other notable Town residents who have each contributed to the Chabad Outreach Center's mission and work.
Also honored at the "Hand in Hand" dinner were Valley Stream Mayor Edwin Fare and his wife, Ronni, with the Leadership Award; Chaim & Ayelet Karako and Ezi & Limor Karako with the Friends of Chabad Award; and also Bruce & Rochelle Gendelman with the Hebrew School Parents of the Year Award.
"From Councilman Santino's entry into public service, he has been a close friend and trusted official in our area," said Rabbi Goldschmid. "Councilman Santino continues to be a remarkable advocate for our entire Township, helping many of our communities in many different ways. We honor our true friend this year to recognize his years of public service and continued success on the Town Board for all our families," concluded Rabbi Goldschmid.
The Chabad Outreach Center, founded in 1995, is nurtured and supported by concerned members of various communities on Long Island's South Shore. Chabad is dedicated to the reestablishment and strengthening of our Judaic faith, principles, identity, commitment, and pride.