Barry Kantrowitz Honored with Award at Yom HaShoah 2024

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Barry Kantrowitz Honored with Award at Yom HaShoah 2024We are delighted to share that Barry Kantrowitz, distinguished attorney here at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., received the “Cornerstone of Democracy Award” at the recent Yom HaShoah 2024 event. Held on May 7th at the Rockland County Courthouse, this event was organized by the Justice Brandeis Law Society 9th Judicial District in partnership with the Holocaust Museum & Center For Tolerance and Education.

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a poignant event dedicated to honoring the memory of the millions of Jews and non-Jews who perished during the Holocaust. This year’s ceremony, themed “Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility & the Legal Community,” was especially significant given the current global climate marked by heightened antisemitism and ongoing conflicts.

The event featured a keynote address by Hon. Joan B. Lefkowitz, Justice of the New York State Supreme Court 9th Judicial District, who emphasized the importance of civics and civility in the legal community. The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the “Cornerstone of Democracy Award” to Barry Kantrowitz, recognizing his unwavering dedication to justice and his extensive contributions to the community.

Barry Kantrowitz Honored with Award at Yom HaShoah 2024Barry Kantrowitz has long been a pillar of strength and integrity in our community. As a personal injury lawyer at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., Barry has tirelessly advocated for his clients, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they deserve. His legal expertise extends to business litigation, medical malpractice, and employment cases, where his commitment to fairness and ethical practice has made a significant impact.

Beyond his professional achievements, Barry’s dedication to community service is exemplary. He has served as president of the JCC Rockland and held a position on the board of the JCC Association of North America. Barry’s commitment to education and community development is further evidenced by his role as an officer of the Rockland Community College Foundation and his service as a County Legislator for District 5. His receipt of the David Ben Gurion Award from Israel Bonds highlights his dedication to supporting important causes and fostering strong community relations.

The Yom HaShoah 2024 event was a moving tribute to the resilience and strength of those who suffered during the Holocaust. Attendees included Holocaust survivors, their families, and community members who gathered to remember and honor the victims through candle lighting and heartfelt speeches. The ceremony provided a moment of reflection on the atrocities of the past and a call to action to uphold the principles of democracy, civility, and justice in our current times.

Barry Kantrowitz Honored with Award at Yom HaShoah 2024Barry’s recognition at this event is a testament to his lifelong commitment to these principles. His work as an attorney here at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. embodies the spirit of justice and advocacy that the “Cornerstone of Democracy Award” seeks to honor. We are incredibly proud of Barry and his accomplishments, and we celebrate his contributions to our community and the legal profession.

As we move forward, let us remember the lessons of the past and strive to build a future grounded in justice, civility, and democratic values. Barry Kantrowitz’s work and recognition serve as an inspiration to us all, reinforcing the importance of standing up for what is right and supporting those who seek justice.

We invite you to join us in congratulating Barry Kantrowitz on this well-deserved honor and in reflecting on the vital role that each of us plays in fostering a just and civil society. For more details about the event and to view a gallery of images, you can read the full coverage by Steve Lieberman on

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