On June 9, a gala luncheon was held at Inwood Country Club honoring Richard Braverman for his service as President of Temple Am Echad of Lynbrook.
Braverman grew up in Woodmere and attended Temple Sinai, where his parents were founding members. He has devoted an enormous amount of time to community service. At Temple Sinai, he was on the board, was vice president, and served as co-chair of the merger committee. Upon the merger and creation of Temple Am Echad, he served as vice president, co-president, and president. During his tenure, “Gospel” and “Peter, Paul and Mary” Shabbat services have been added — and the reconstruction of the Temple has begun.
Braverman served on the Hewlett-Woodmere School Board for 21 years, 12 of them as its president. He has presented talks at the New York State School Boards Association regarding budget preparation and managing capital projects. During his time on the school board, he was involved with the implementation of many cutting edge innovations, such as creating one of the first public school early childhood centers and installing geothermal heating and cooling at the high school.
Whether it was volunteering for the temple community, the school district or seniors, Braverman has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of those around him. He is a visionary, a capable, conscientious, creative thinker who is adept at solving problems and leading people and organizations in new and exciting directions.