Linda Beigel Schulman and Michael Schulman, parents of Scott Beigel, who was murdered at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were the special guests at the 25th Annual Good Deed Awards Ceremony for LI Teenagers at Chabad of Mineola, NY.
The Beige-Schulman family received the prestigious Menorah Memorial Tribute in loving memory of all the 17 victims of the mass shooting at the High School in February of 2018. 44 students from Long Island were honored as well.
“While the world is sadly focused on the evil perpetrated at schools,” explains Rabbi Anchelle Perl, director of Chabad of Mineola, “the Beigel-Schulman family joined us, as we paused for an evening of celebration on the good deeds so exemplified by Long Island teenagers regardless of race, color or religious affiliations.”
“Chabad of Mineola set out to identify the vast good so inherent in our youth. So with one voice, business, government and community leaders came together each year, to honor and thank outstanding teenagers for their good deeds, kindness and generous demeanor as positive role models,” Rabbi Perl said.
“The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson of sainted memory,” added Rabbi Perl, “always encouraged acts of goodness and kindness among humanity to be the avenue to bring the world to complete peace and harmony.”
VIP presenters of Awards included: Senator Elaine Phillips, Assemblyman Ed Ra, County Executive Laura Curran, District Attorney Madeline Singas, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, Nassau County Correctional Center Sheriff Vera Fludd, Deputy Mayor Village of Mineola Paul Preirera, Former County Executive Hon. Thomas Gulotta, Chairman IDA Richard Kessel, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen, Town of Hempstead Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Business Leaders, John Allen, Anthony Capetola, Esq., Jerry Gedacht, Leni Goldsmith, Steven Greenberg and Kive Strickoff.