Cornwall artist is Chabad Man of Year

Cornwall artist Harvey Offenhartz (left) was given the Chabad Lubavitch Man of the Year award by Rabbi Joseph Eisenbach in Waterbury on Dec. 4. Photo by Asher Pavel

CORNWALL — Harvey Offenhartz has been named the Chabad Lubavitch Man of the Year.

He is best known as an abstract artist and through his numerous exhibits in this area and New York City.

Offenhartz has quietly supported the expansion of Chabad into all of Litchfield County. The Jewish, community-service oriented organization celebrated its 15 years here at its annual Community Awards Dinner held in Waterbury on Dec. 4.

Offenhartz modestly told The Journal, in an interview the week before the ceremony, that he was surprised and not really sure why he won the award.

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