Dayna Langfan and Lawrence Heller, L’Dor V’Dor Award for Jewish Continuity and Education

Dayna Langfan, a native New Yorker, earned her AB in Art History at the University of Chicago and JD at Cardozo School of Law.  After practicing corporate and real estate law, she joined her family’s national commercial real estate investment firm, The Langfan Company, where she has been a managing partner for thirty years. A member of the New York Bar, Dayna has served as a Board member, Secretary of the Board, and Trustee Emerita of the Horace Mann School, a Treasurer of The National Council of Jewish Women – NY Section, a co-Treasurer of The Bard High School Early College – Queens PTA, and a member of the National Advisory Council of Bard Early Colleges. Dayna is a trained facilitator with Parents In Action, an organization dedicated to fostering parental networks and encouraging communication between parents and children at home. She currently serves as Chair of the University of Chicago Library Council.

Larry Heller was born in Manhattan and raised in Yonkers, NY. Larry received his AB degree with Honors from the University of Chicago, where he and Dayna met. He also earned an MBA degree with Honors from the Booth School of the University of Chicago. Larry currently manages Propeller Capital Management, which is a unit of Millennium Management, LLC. He is also an active commercial real estate investor. Larry has previously been honored by the Synagogue as Chatan Torah.

Larry and Dayna reside on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and are the parents of four children: David, Bennett, Penelope and Eve, all of whom grew up attending Toby Einsidler’s Shabbat Childrens service and celebrated their B’Nai Mitzvot at Park East Synagogue. Penelope and her new husband Hemy Shushan were married in August 2020. Eve is a graduate of the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School. The Heller family have been proud members of Park East Synagogue since 1998.

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