The Manny Dobrusin Yasher Koach Award is given each year to a person who has contributed time and energy towards making the annual Laymen's Institute the premier Jewish men's retreat in the country. Past recipients have served in a variety of roles. It is named for Manny Dobrusin z"l who served for many years as the retreat's education director.
The original plaque contains the names of honorees from 1993 to 2010. It is permanently displayed at the synagogue at Camp Ramah. It is a tradition that the current plaque is displayed in the synagogue of this year's honoree.
2016 Steve Baturin
2015 Marc Lowenthal
2014 Elliot Feldman
2013 Lester Macklin
2012 Peter Matusow
2011 David Singer
David served as Laymen's co-chair for 4 years. He developed all sorts of spreadsheets,
schedules and instruction sheets to help future chairmen run the Laymen's committee.
Dan served a the MC keeping us all entertained with lots of jokes. He meticulously maintained the Megillah, our script for the weekend, to insure everything ran smoothly.
R. Van Lanckton
On of Van's key contributions to LI was his teaching during the Minyan in the Grove.
Marty served as Ritual Directory. He worked tireless calling attendees to involved them in services.
Irwin filled the role of assistent registrar and took charge of the information packets.
||Cantor Harold Lew|