New York, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2008
On Tuesday evening, February 5, 2008, the National Jewish Outreach program (http://www.njop.org) will hold its Fourteenth Annual Dinner at the Waldorf=Astoria, Park Avenue and 49th Street, New York City. The dinner will honor Judith Weil and Lloyd Epstein, Tali and Ron Yeffet, and the Lebwohl Family, an outstanding group of individuals whose invaluable contributions have enabled NJOP to provide hundreds of thousands of Jews with a greater connection to Judaism.
Judith Weil and Lloyd Epstein, successful attorneys who are passionate and active members of the Upper West Side Jewish community, attended the first TURN FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SHABBOS program in 1980 and have since grown with NJOP, becoming key supporters of the organization. The couple has a long tradition of addressing participants at NJOP's annual Model Passover Seder in New York City. During the past two decades they have distinguished themselves as loyal supporters of NJOP and true advocates of its programs.
Tali and Ron Yeffet were born in Israel and identify passionately with both Israel and the Jewish people. Supporting Jewish organizations, a value they share with close friend and NJOP benefactor Mr. Sam Domb, has led them to support the work of the National Jewish Outreach Program in its fight against Jewish illiteracy.
Jennie and Zachary Lebwohl, ob"m, survived the Holocaust through many unexpected twists of fate. Their passionate concern that Jewish life thrive and flourish beyond their own lifetimes has resulted in the establishment of the Zachary and Jennie Lebwohl Endowment at NJOP. Representing the Lebwohl family are Vida and Dr. Oscar Lebwohl, Madeleine and Dr. Mark Lebwohl and Sherri and Dr. Nathan Lebwohl.
Also being honored is Florence Wiener, who will receive the Leslie Nelkin Special Service Award. This year marks Florence Wiener's twentieth year as NJOP's Hebrew Teaching Specialist. Her association with NJOP began in 1988, when she volunteered to teach NJOP's Hebrew Reading Crash Course (HRCC) at the Young Israel of Woodmere. Soon after joining the NJOP staff, she created NJOP's Teacher's Guide for the HRCC, making it possible for almost anyone to teach the Hebrew course. Wiener then went on to develop NJOP's One Day Review, the HRCC Level II, the Hebrew Writing Crash Course and the acclaimed Aleph-Bet wall chart.
Israel's Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Yona Metzger will be the guest speaker for the evening.
Founded in 1987 by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald to address the critical issue of lack of Jewish knowledge, NJOP (http://www.njop.org) is now one of the largest and most successful Jewish outreach organizations in the world. To date, more than 990,000 people have benefited from NJOP's innovative, free programs which have been held in 3,665 locations--including synagogues, community centers, military bases and college campuses--in all 50 states, nine Canadian provinces and 36 countries around the world.
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