The Subway Soother: Rabbi Harry Berkowitz


nyc-subwayWhen there’s trouble on the tracks, transit workers turn to police, firefighters, paramedics – and The Rabbi.

There’s no need for his full name. Anyone who has operated a train, welded rails or directed traffic from a radio tower in the last three decades probably knows Rabbi Harry Berkowitz.

The 65-year-old has been a subway chaplain for 34 years. Read more here.

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  1. I liked this article, originally written by Pete Donohue and appearing in the 1-28-13 edition of the NY Daily News. Rabbi Berkowitz is a model for all of us.

  2. Rabbi Berkowitz is like a breath of fresh air, his work is extraordinary. The Rabbi is saving lives, just doing what he do does best. I want to take this time and THANK him, for being there for me and my family. There are not enough of Thank-you’s to Thank-you, keep well Rabbi and continue blessing families.


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