Ruth Van Leer was honored last week by the Rockaway Park chapter of Hadassah at its annual Heart Luncheon held at the Lawrence Country Club. Pictured, standing from left, Vanessa Van Leer Livingston, Geraldine M. Chapey, Elaine Gelda, Fay Cohen, Marilyn Blicksilver, Lucy Lowenstein, Mrs. Hoffner and Sheila Schwartz. Seated, from left, Valarie Van Leer Greenberg, honoree Ruth Van Leer and Katherine Livingston. Vanessa Van Leer Livingston and granddaughter Catherine flew in from Hawaii explicitly to see Ruth Van Leer receive the “From The Heart” award from the organization. Her daughter, Valerie Van Leer Greenberg spoke at the luncheon on behalf of her mother.