Maggi and Matthew
Ido Aharoni and
Rep. Eliot Engel and Michael
Veronica and Raymond Kelly
with Phyllis and Michael Miller
Police Commissioner Raymond
Kelly (center) with Isidor Hefter (left) and Martin L.
certified public accountants at RSSM
The Most Important Thing
To Say In Any Speech
ATTHEW GOLDSTEIN, the chancellor
of City University of New York, recalled a commencement where he
introduced the speaker and told him, "Marvin, be brief because
no one will remember what you say."
Marvin got up and delivered a message
that no one will forget: "When you leave here remember one
thing: make money."
At the annual Jewish Community
Relations Council dinner, Goldstein was also brief as he
presented the Corporate Leader Award to Stephen Siegel,
chairman of Global Brokerage at CBRE.
James Lebenthal, of the successful
wealth management company, presented a Continuing Legacy Award
to the amazingly talented Alexandra Lebenthal. It was
quite obvious how proud he was of his daughter.
"She didn’t need my help to get into
Princeton," he said. "She even found her husband without me."
Alexandra is president and CEO of
Lebenthal & Co. And daddy? He’s chairman emeritus.
Michael Miller, executive vice
president of JCRC for 25 years, and Jacques Brand,
co-head of investment banking coverage at Deutsche Bank,
presented the Community Builders Award to brothers Arthur
and Edward Coppola. The Coppolas own more than 70
shopping malls around the country, including the Queens Center
"We’re the economic engine of the
communities we serve," Edward said.
Commissioner Raymond Kelly
NYPD, Rep. Eliot Engel and Israeli Consul General
Ido Aharoni were special guests (guest stars, I’d say) at the event in the