In an outstanding show of community support, almost 150 members of the Young Israel of Hewlett and Young Israel of North Woodmere shuls came together to partner with UJA-Federation of New York at the recent Tov B’Yachad Community Dessert Reception. At the reception, held at Young Israel of North Woodmere, Rabbi Heshy Blumstein, of Young Israel of Hewlett, and Rabbi Yehuda Septimus, of Young Israel of North Woodmere, were honored, and Lorry Bogarsky, of Young Israel of Hewlett, and Rabbi Barry Dov Schwartz, of Young Israel of North Woodmere, received Community Service Awards.
At the community gathering, the services provided by UJA-Federation and its beneficiary agencies in supporting the Long Island South Shore communities affected by Hurricane Sandy were highlighted.
In addition to providing ongoing services during the continuing Hurricane recovery, UJA-Federation and its agencies provide aid, advocacy, and scholarship to yeshivos; resources and support to shuls; and employment services, legal services, and financial counseling for families affected by the economic downturn.
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