Lyn DobrinLyn Dobrin


Member since 1967

Still working, sort of—have been doing PR for the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline for 40 years and write a column for the Westbury Times called Cultural Cookup in which I focus on the people living and working in my diverse community. (I post the articles on Facebook on Lyn Dobrin Ink)

What’s your favorite movie/book/play and why? 

“Sullivan’s Travels” is my favorite film. I love it because it illustrates the power of laughter. “West Side Story” is my favorite play (although, from what I’ve read about it,  I don’t want to see the current version) and I loved the film version.

If you were having your last meal on earth what would it be? 

Anything with French fries and a diet Coke. Coffee chip ice cream for dessert.

What do you do in your spare time? (e.g., hobbies or other volunteer work)

Eat. Do volunteer PR for a few organizations that include the Ethical Humanist Society of LI, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of LI and Westbury Arts). Love playing Lexulous and Candycrush on line.

What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend? 

Hang out with family, especially if it involves seeing the grandchildren and eating. Digging in the garden.

What is your ideal vacation?

Kenyan safari

What is your favorite quote? 

“Keep breathing.” Sophie Tucker.

Who is your role model, hero, or inspiration – and why? 

Nat Goldstein. Until I was 11 years old my family spent every summer at my grandparents’ bungalow colony in the Catskills. The fathers came up for the weekend and the one father everyone wanted to see was Nat. He was a jokester. He would dress up in outrageous outfits and always made us laugh.

What is one thing you absolutely want to do before you die? 

As Sophie Tucker used to say, “Keep breathing.”

Why are you a member of EHSLI? 

When my husband became the leader after we returned from the Peace Corps in Kenya, I said, “this is where I belong.” The values resonate with my own and I am constantly challenged to do more to make the world happier.