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Bris Avrohom Plans Annual Dinner for Nov. 7

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Bris Avrohom will celebrate its 42nd annual dinner on November 7. The theme of this year’s dinner will be hakaras hatov, as gratitude and appreciation will be expressed to all those who have played, and continue to play, key roles in the development of Bris Avrohom to help ensure its ongoing success.

As we near the holiday of Chanukah, Bris Avrohom displays 140 menorahs that are viewed by 28 million travelers. A large number of these menorahs are placed on Port Authority properties—tunnels, bridges, airports and bus terminals. As such, Bris Avrohom will honor Keven J. O’Toole, Rick Cotton and Clarelle DeGraffe with the Community Service Award. Rabbi Kanelsky presented the honorees with tzedakah pushkas at the Port Authority headquarters at the World Trade Center. Three symbolic pictures were displayed on the pushkas: the logo of Bris Avrohom, the Western Wall of Jerusalem, and the headquarters of Lubavitch, located at 770 Eastern Parkway.

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky expressed to the honorees his appreciation on behalf of the 28 million viewers who benefit from the light of the menorah and feel so privileged that the Port authority displays the menorah in all those locations.

At Bris Avrohom’s headquarters in Hillside, many youth programs are implemented, such as bas mitzvah clubs, bar mitzvah lessons and programs pertaining to the holidays. In addition, the highlight of the youth programs is a unique youth minyan that takes place on Shabbatot, where fathers and sons sit and daven together. There are incentives and prizes for the children, thereby involving them in davening and leining. This highly successful program is run by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky and his wife, Chaya. The Young Leadership Award recipients, Levi and Rivki Kumer, contribute greatly to all the youth programs by adding vibrancy and excitement, thus drawing many children and assuring that each child is part of the great picture of Bris Avrohom.

As this year marks 80 years since the massacre in Babi Yar, the dinner will commemorate the Holocaust with a special tribute to Cecile Mosberg, obm. Her life’s motto was “Remember the Holocaust: Never Forgive, Never Forget.”

At the dinner, a souvenir journal will be presented, a sumptuous dinner will be served and entertainment will be provided by Sendy Shmueli.

To place an ad or for more information please contact Bris Avrohom at [email protected] or call 908-289-0770.

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