Written by Tribune Staff, SyossetJericho@antonnews.com Saturday, 31 August 2013 00:00
More than 140 people gathered at the Jericho Jewish Center on August 11 to honor Rabbi Marvin Richardson and his wife Maureen at a special event to promote the sale of State of Israel Bonds.
Israel Bonds, or the Development Corporation for Israel, is a New York-based broker-dealer that underwrites securities issued by the State of Israel in the United States. The money goes to strengthening Israel’s economy and technology infrastructure development.
U.S. sales of Israel Bonds hit $816 million in 2012—a 29 percent increase over the previous year—according to the organization, with worldwide sales averaging more than $1.2 billion annually for the past decade. Online investments in the bonds, which began in late 2011, have exceeded $31 million.
The Jericho event emphasized the close connection of the Richardsons to Israel.
Not only did the couple receive part of their education in Israel, but they also married in Jerusalem and lived there with their young daughters during the Gulf War and other turbulent periods of Israel’s history.
The rabbi and his wife stressed how meaningful the Jewish homeland is to them and their family. Past Jericho Jewish Center (JJC) president Arlene Wittels, who has been to Israel 60 times, added some personal recollections.
Former JJC president Barbara Rosenblum presented the Richardsons with an Israel Bonds award. She also thanked JJC co-chairs Evelyn Rubin and Aileen Novick for organizing the event, as they have done for the past 13 years.
The Jericho Jewish Center is a traditional Conservative synagogue, located at 430 N. Broadway in Jericho.
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Syosset High School’s community service-based Interact Club has raised more than $140,000 over the past decade for Gift of Life International, a foundation that provides life-saving heart surgeries to children with congenital heart defects.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:25
The delightful and upbeat Annie Bleiberg, who is 93 years young, considers herself a very lucky person.
Bleiberg, a Woodbury resident, was a slave at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and her story of survival is chronicled in We Will Survive, a new book by Grammy award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive.”
On Nov. 19, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held its Annual Tribute dinner at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, with more than 400 people in attendance including Bleiberg and Gaynor.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:56
The 6th Annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4-Mile Run held on Nov. 23 was almost a brand new race—a new community (East Meadow) with a new school (the new Eden II/Genesis School at St. Raphael’s Parish) and a new flat course through some very nice local streets.
Among the 863 finishers were several award winners from local communities: Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (1st woman 55-59 age group), Glen Wolther of Jericho (3rd 55-59 age group), Pamela Lee of Syosset (1st woman 60-64 age group) and Bert Jablon of Syosset (1st 85-89 age group).
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:50
Graduate student and Syosset native Kiera Harrison became the first-ever Loyola University Maryland cross country runner to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, by the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee in November.
Harrison will become the first-ever Greyhound to compete at an NCAA Division I Championship in any sport as an individual.
“This was all Kiera’s hard work,” head cross country coach Rick Woods said. “She deserves this opportunity.”The veteran distance runner was the only Patriot League finisher to earn All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors this year, finishing 24th at the regional meet by tying a career-best time of 20:51 on Nov. 15.