Dean of Touro College’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies Receives Educational Leadership Award at 4th Annual Russian American Legislative Breakfast Forum

Date: October 27, 2010
(Photo Credit: Jay Sexter)
(Photo Credit: Jay Sexter)
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New York, N.Y. - Eva Spinelli-Sexter, second from left, vice president of community education and executive administrative dean of Touro College’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), received an Educational Leadership Award at the 4th Annual Russian American Legislative Breakfast Forum held recently at the Russian American Jewish Experience (RAJE) in Brooklyn, for her involvement and valuable contribution to the Russian-speaking community of New York.

The forum, titled, “We Matter,” was presented by the Russian American Foundation and Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, in cooperation with RAJE and the Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations (COJECO). The legislative breakfast offers a unique networking opportunity for Russian American business owners and community leaders to meet with New York City and state lawmakers. With her, from left, are Honorable David G. Greenfield, New York City Council-44th District, and a Touro College alum; Lyudmila Yakhnina, director of Jewish Educational Project Gesher-COJECO; John Lisyanskiy, assistant legislative council; and Rabbi Mordechai Tokarsky, director of RAJE. Ms. Yakhnina and Mr. Lisyanskiy also received Educational Leadership Awards at the breakfast forum. This event was presented as part of the 8th Annual Russian Heritage Festival, which was founded by the Russian American Foundation and The Daily News, in cooperation with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and The City of New York.

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