Bnos Malka Academy will be paying tribute to Elliott and Nechama Strauss at their 23rd Annual Dinner & Journal on Sunday, May 19. The Strausses have been deeply involved in the school for over 15 years. Rabbi Michael Weichselbaum, Menahel at Bnos Malka, is delighted to be recognizing them as the Guests of Honor. “The annual dinner is always a great opportunity to celebrate with parents and friends the accomplishments of the school and the girls. This year, it is especially gratifying that we can pay tribute to Elliott and Nechama. Their impact on the school has been extraordinary. Elliott has dedicated himself and given so freely of his time as an active Board member. Nechama, as the Events coordinator in the school and the PA co-president, has left her indelible mark in creating our legendary culture of excellence with warmth and caring.”

Elliott and Nechama are active in the Young Israel of Queens Valley, the Queens Mikvah, Bikur Cholim, the Chevrah Kadisha, and Queens Hatzalah in the hopes that the lessons of chesed they learned in their own homes will be passed along to their four children, Tzvi, Shira (’13), Aliza (’16), Sarah Gila (8th grade).

Both Elliott and Nechama were fortunate to be nurtured by their illustrious families, Michael z”l & Anne Strauss of Washington Heights and Engelwood, and Rabbi Dr. Allen z”l and Shulamith Goldstein of Kew Gardens Hills. Each demonstrated a remarkable commitment to klal Yisrael and those lessons of chesed have been engrained in them. “We have been the recipients of their outstanding devotion to Bnos Malka, and we look forward to recognizing and honoring them at the Dinner.”