Local Leaders to Be Honored by JTS in East Meadow

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

February 27, 2006, New York, NY

Evelyn and Harold Krangle and Marcia and Jay Zinger of the East Meadow Jewish Center (EMJC) will be honored by The Jewish Theological Seminary at a breakfast in their honor at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 2 at the East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Avenue. Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jewish Literature at JTS, will be the guest speaker.

The Krangles will be awarded the prestigious JTS Community Service Award in recognition of their commitment to the community. Harold Krangle, who was a labor union representative for thirty years, served as president of both the synagogue and its Men's Club. He also co–chaired the recent Religious School Renovation Project along with numerous fund–raising events. Mrs. Krangle, who worked in the legal department of Israel Bonds, has chaired the Adult Education Committee and established the Zimmerman/Krangle Student Assistance Fund that provides scholarships for EMJC students to go to Israel.

The Zingers will be presented with the JTS Young Leadership Award for their tireless efforts to improve the East Meadow Jewish Center. Jay Zinger is the owner and president of a wholesale distribution company and chairs the House Committee. He is also a past president of the Men's Club and maintains the EMJC website. Marcia Zinger is a clinical nurse at North Shore–Long Island Jewish Medical Center, chairs the synagogue's Youth Group Committee, and acts as a liaison to the USY–Kadima youth groups. The Zingers also sit on the EMJC Board of Trustees.

Admission is free but reservations are required by Friday, March 24. To RSVP or for further information, please contact Bonnie Epstein at (516) 496–9525 or email.

Editors/Reporters: To cover the East Meadow Jewish Center Breakfast or to interview the honorees, please contact Sherry S. Kirschenbaum in the Department of Communications at (212) 678–8953 or email.

Founded in 1886 as a rabbinical school, The Jewish Theological Seminary today is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism worldwide, encompassing a world–class library and five schools. JTS trains tomorrow's religious, educational, academic and lay leaders for the Jewish community and beyond.

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