Patti and Howard Weiner of West Hartford will be honored for their community service on June 2.
Submitted by Amy Goldman, Beth El Temple
Patti and Howard Weiner of West Hartford will be honored at an Evening of Celebration at Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, on June 2 at 7 p.m.
They are both longstanding members of the Greater Hartford Community and their leadership contributions are noteworthy.
The keynote speaker of the evening is political director and managing editor of “Meet the Press.” He will discuss the political landscape and current issues.
Both of the Weiners are involved in numerous facets of the community.
Patti Weiner is Administrative Coordinator and Community Engagement Associate at Jewish Family Services of West Hartford and was a founding member of Rachel’s Table of Western Massachusetts, which is a food distribution service to help feed the hungry. Patti is also involved with the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, Hebrew Healthcare Auxiliary, and the Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry.
Howard Weiner is the owner of longstanding Woodland Auto in East Hartford which has been in business since 1924. In addition, he is involved in the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, the Howard J. Siegel Leadership Commission, Jewish Family Services, Hebrew Healthcare, and Beth El Temple Endowment Committee.
The Weiners put a great value on being involved in the community together. “They are partners,” says Rabbi Rosen of Beth El Temple, “They really come out and support everybody together.”
“They are viewed as community leaders who are very well respected and whose ideas are listened to,” says Anne Danaher, Executive Director of Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford where Patti Weiner is employed, “They are a unit and they are both very well respected.”
Joe D’Ambrosio, voice of the UConn Huskies and radio talk show host on WTIC AM in Farmington, first met Howard Weiner when he had an auto accident and brought his car to Woodland Auto.
“They are the type of solid citizens and good people who make a community a better place to be,” says D”Ambrosio. “The more of those kinds of people we have in the world, the better off we are!”
Ray Dunaway of WTIC AM is also a longtime friend of Howard Weiner, “He leads by example; I think that’s the strongest [type of leader] you can be.”
“The Jewish community and the future [of Judaism] means a great deal to both of them,” relates Rabbi Rosen, “They have developed a sterling reputation as people who go out of their way to help others.”
The entire community is invited to the Evening of Celebration in honor of Patti and Howard Weiner. Ticket prices are $54 for adults, $18 for students and include a Gala Dessert Reception.