She served as vice president of the Syracuse Jewish Federation, president of its Women's Assembly, and founding committee member of the Jewish Observer, chair of the JO Advisory Oversight Committee, and chair of its 25th anniversary edition. Burstein also organized and facilitated dozens of federation events and programs and volunteered on every Super Sunday Committee till the year 2000.
Over the years, Burstein has lent her time and talents to numerous other organizations. She was a former board member and frequent presenter for InterFaith Works (formerly the InterReligious Council of CNY), SU Hillel, Menorah Park, and Syracuse Jewish Family Service. Currently she is co-chair of the Hamilton White Society and a member of the Leadership Development Cabinet of the United Way of CNY. She is also a member of the Board of the Menorah Park Foundation and Chapter Advisor and House Corporation Representative for Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority at Syracuse University (1988 to present).
Burstein divides her time between Fayetteville and Old Forge, New York and Denver, Co. where she gets to spend extended time with her twin 2 1/2-year-old granddaughters, Campbell and Hope. Burstein was born and bred in Fayetteville, is married to local attorney Alan S. Burstein for 46 years, and are parents of three children.
In keeping with tradition, last year's award winner, Diane Kuppermann, is chairing the luncheon planning committee comprised of former award recipients.
To attend the event, reservations are required by Monday Oct. 26. To make a reservation and/or send a tribute card honoring Burstein, call Marlene Holstein at 446-7648.