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  • Writer's pictureWendell Maxey

SIHC Board Member, Linda Brill, Receives "Woman of Achievement" Honor By Staten Island Advance

The recognition is well-deserved and long overdue.

Congratulations to Staten Island Holocaust Center Board Member, Linda Brill, who was one of five women selected by the Staten Island Advance to be honored from 2020 as Women of Achievement in front of 500 guests who gathered at Nicotra’s Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield to celebrate.

“We are delighted to be here, perhaps more than ever,” SI Advance publisher Caroline Diamond Harrison said in her welcome address Thursday afternoon.

“How thrilled we are to finally be in a position to recognize the five extraordinary honorees who comprise the class of 2020.”

Here’s the full dedicated section from the SI Advance detailing Linda’s approach to service and her contributions to the community across Staten Island.


Calling Linda Brill’s impact on family and community “extraordinary,” Laline spoke highly of the quiet, unassuming and selfless volunteer, detailing her constant presence at the Temple Israel Reform Congregation of Staten Island and the Jewish Community Center.

Referencing “Tikkun Olum,” a concept in Judaism that refers to various forms of action intended to repair and improve the world, Laline applauded Brill’s efforts with the interborough women’s division of the United Jewish Appeal to “preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life around the world.”

“She helps the homeless and those in need through Project Hospitality,” Lubin said. “

“It doesn’t matter where people are hungry -- around the world or here on Staten Island -- her life’s work is to build and sustain family and community.”

Brill is “a quiet force, selfless, unassuming, dedicated, respected,” Laline said.

“You are called a ‘woman of valor,’ a title deeply treasured in the Jewish religion.”

Back in January when it was announced that Linda would be part of the esteemed group of women to be celebrated, she shared what the moment means to her.

“You get so much more out of giving something back and supporting the community, than what you give. I think it’s so true,” Linda shared.

“The community of Staten Island has become my second home and serving has made my life so much more meaningful and complete. It’s given my life depth, made me a stronger person and impacted me greatly and in countless ways.”

Everyone at the Staten Island Holocaust Center would like to thank Linda for all of hard work and efforts on helping SIHC continue to make an impact on Staten Island and for her wonderful accomplishment in being named a Women of Achievement honoree.



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