Pittsford couple honored for lifelong giving | News
As members of Temple Beth El for 57 years, Debby and Elliott Landsman have long been involved in charitable giving and played an integral role in the Rochester community. On March 18, the pair were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award amongst 287 attendees at Temple Beth El's gala event. Among the guests were Sen. Joe Robach, whose district covers the town of Brighton, and Mayor Thomas Richards, who officially declared March 18, 2012 as Debby and Elliott Landsman Day in Rochester. The couple lives in Pittsford, and have been married since 1989.
1 In 1971, Elliott founded Landsman Development Corp., a real estate development, construction and management firm. Two subsidiaries followed: Landsman Real Estate Services and Building Services Group, Inc.
2 Elliott has served his community in a variety of leadership roles, including the presidency of Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester and Jewish Community Center, active board membership of the Jewish Home, United Way, Action for a Better Community, Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, Genesee Hospital Foundation, Rochester General Hospital Foundation, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation, Rochester Rehabilitation Center and others.
3 Debby's current and past community board involvement’s include Temple Beth El, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation, University of Rochester Medical Center and Al Sigl Center
On the award
“We were very flattered and surprised. My husband and I have been involved in our community our entire lives. It’s just the values that we’ve grown up with. We feel that the community has been good to us, and it’s important for us to be good to the community.” - Debby Landsman