Young Israel To Host Centennial Celebration


rabbi-pesach-lerner1The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) and the International Young Israel Movement will host its special Centennial Celebration at 4:00 PM on Sunday, November 13, 2011. This milestone event will take place at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, Queens, NY.

The NCYI Centennial Celebration will pay tribute to the Young Israel Movement’s founders, visionaries, and activists, as well as honor its branch synagogues and their leadership. The NCYI will recognize its 19 Past Presidents, its 5 Past and Present Executive Vice Presidents, and the 25 Rabbinic Leaders with more than 30 years in the Young Israel Movement.

In addition, the NCYI will bestow well-deserved recognition on an array of individuals who have been active in the Young Israel Movement’s ongoing efforts on behalf of American Jewry and the State of Israel, including Yossi Peleg-Billig, the Guest of Honor; Hy (Chaim) Singer, the Man of the Year; current NCYI President Shlomo Z. Mostofsky, Esq., who will receive the Moses H. Hoenig Memorial Leadership Award; and current NCYI Chairman of the Board Rabbi Jonah Gewirtz, who will receive the Gerald L. Kaufman Memorial Shofar Award.

For the past 100 years, the National Council of Young Israel has ably served the broader Jewish community. With more than 25,000 member families, and over 200 branch synagogues throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel, the National Council of Young Israel is a multi-faceted organization that embraces Jewish communal needs and often takes a leading role in tackling the important issues that face the Jewish community in North America and Israel. In short, the NCYI is a central agency, which provides religious, educational, Zionistic, social, and communal programming for all its member synagogues and their affiliated families.

“With an eternal commitment to Torah, Judaism, and the State of Israel, and a steadfast dedication to enhancing and centralizing synagogue life in the Jewish community, the National Council of Young Israel has spent the past century working tirelessly for the betterment of the Jewish nation and the enhancement of the broader Jewish community,” said NCYI President Shlomo Z. Mostofsky. “With a rich and vibrant past encompassing the last one-hundred years, we hope and pray that the Young Israel Movement will be able to continue serving American Jewry and the State of Israel for the next one-hundred years.”

For more information about the National Council of Young Israel’s November 13th Centennial Celebration or to make reservations, visit; send an email to; or call 212-929-1525 x100.

{Noam Newscenter}