Gertrude (Braude) LaVine
Born 1901 in Syracuse, NY
Died 1987 in Syracuse, NY

Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) - Thursday, April 2, 1987
Services for twice-cited Post-Standard Woman of Achievement Gertrude Braude Lavine, formerly of 206 Scott Ave., who died Tuesday at the Jewish Home of Central New York, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Birnbaum Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Beth El Cemetery. Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, 1909 E. Fayette St.
Mrs. Lavine was a native of Syracuse. She was a graduate of Syracuse Universitys College of Fine Arts, where she majored in piano and organ. Mrs. Lavine also received a graduate fellowship and a Morning Musical scholarship there. Mrs. Lavine received The Post-Standard Woman of Achievement Award in 1955 for citizenship and in 1973 for All-Time Woman of Achievement. "I have had a commitment to others all my life," she said in a 1974 newspaper interview. "Even as a young girl I was giving piano lessons to other young girls who couldnt afford to pay for them." Her husband, Dr. Reuben Lavine, died in 1983. He was a physician in Oswego, where Mrs. Lavine was also active in civic affairs.
Mrs. Lavine was a performing member of the Civic Morning Musicals. She was president of the City and College clubs of Oswego. After returning to Syracuse, Mrs. Lavine became active in volunteer work and was a member of the board of the Syracuse Volunteer Center.
Mrs. Lavine was president of the auxiliary of the Jewish Home of Central New York and vice president of the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Family Service. She was a member of the boards of the Syracuse Jewish Federation and Temple Beth El and represented Temple Beth El on the first board of the Syracuse Interreligious Council. Mrs. Lavine also was chairman of the advanced gifts division of the Syracuse Jewish Federation and president of the Syracuse Chapter of the Council of Jewish Women.
She received many awards for her work in the Jewish community. In 1974, she became the second recipient of the Hannah G. Solomon award of the National Council of Jewish Women. Mrs. Lavine received the first Hilda Davis Award in 1981 from Temple Beth El for her "extraordinary devotion to community and temple life."
Mrs. Lavine served on the scholarship selection committee of the Syracuse University Alumni Association, the Governors Conferences of the Citizens Committee on the Aging and the board of the Syracuse Chapter of Brandeis University.
Mrs. Lavine was vice president of the Corinthian Club and a member of the Cultural Center Planning Commission and the Syracuse Metropolitan League of Women Voters.
She was vice president of the American Association for the United Nations and vice president and member of the board of the Visiting Nurses Association. She was a member of the founding committee and the board of directors of Meals on Wheels.
She was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority at SU. She also was a member of the board and executive committee of the Syracuse Girls Club and was a member of the founding committee of the Advocates of the Syracuse Girls Club.
She was honored by the Syracuse Rotary Club for international service.
Surviving are three sisters, Rebecca and Sadie Braude and Belle Cohen, all of Syracuse; a niece; a nephew; a grandniece; and a grandnephew.
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Dr Reuben LaVine Veteran WWI
Born 1896
Died 11/17/1983 in Syracuse, NY