Colors: Blue Color

A decade ago, when Robert Morgenthau retired from his 35-year position as Manhattan District Attorney, the Museum of Jewish Heritage had an exhibit on his family’s outsize role in American politics and Jewish history. The wing of the museum hosting the exhibit, which was titled “The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service,” also carries the family’s name.

Emet Outreach provides engaging and educational Jewish programming on five New York City college campuses and at Stony Brook University on Long Island. St. John’s University, in Fresh Meadows, Queens, is an especially active site. The university is home to multiple weekly classes and events that often draw more than 50 students. A weekly highlight is the “Lunch and Learn,” which is held in partnership with the Jewish Students Association (JSA) and Emet Outreach. There’s an intensive ten-week fellowship offered each semester on campus, as well, replete with Jewish studies, a light dinner, and Shabbaton opportunities. Rabbi Mordechai Kraft, Emet Co-Director, also gives a class in Biblical Hebrew for college credit.

A Magnificent Beginning To Every Life Story

How some moments fleet away, like a fading dream or the dissipating dew? As we draw close to life’s monumental decisions, we celebrate them and cherish the opportunity to start on a beautiful note. In such circumstances, the setting can make all the difference for those memories we fondly recall. Treasured time, a Castle straight off the pages of a fairy tale; these are amongst the experiences promised by Legacy Castle. We interview the team at this truly remarkable place in the hopes of giving our readers a chance to imagine the upper limits of their special celebrations.

Along with imparting knowledge to children and adults, educators also function as role models for their students. As they train people, young and old, to become leaders in their own right, educators themselves serve as leaders. The challenge is how to make that leap from “educator” to “leader.”