Longtime Roslyn resident Gloria Fishel was honored by Temple Beth Sholom’s Sisterhood at its Nov. 19 fall dinner. Fishel was honored for her 14 years as a volunteer at the United Nations, where she represented Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. Fishel helped to bring an awareness of Jewish holidays and an understanding of Jewish principles to the non-governmental advisory organization at the U.N. in which she participated.
As she told Sisterhood dinner attendees, she was never afraid to speak up and usually wore a hat, which made it easy for speakers and moderators to call on her from the podium. She also stood up for women’s rights during conferences, and urged everyone to contact elected officials or authorities whenever they see injustice, and to work for change. Mayor Michael Koblenz of East Hills also presented Gloria with a framed proclamation from the village acknowledging her achievements.
The event featured a Fashion Forward Show, narrated by Ellen Broder, with upscale, gently-worn special-occasion apparel from members of the group that was donated afterwards to Beautiful Memories Gemach of New Hyde Park, a free clothing pantry. People in the community may visit the organization to select outfits for important events in their life. Mark Krieger, director, spoke about the wonderful ways in which the availability of these clothes makes it possible for people to enjoy participating in so many occasions.
Mimi Weitz, Sisterhood chair of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), and Sisterhood President Cindy Feldman viewed the evening as the culmination of a charitable project that had involved people in the community and at the synagogue for several months as they collected many very attractive outfits.
The dinner committee included Cindy Feldman, Deborah Brosowsky, Wende Jager-Hyman, Cindy Katz, Amy Magid, Mimi Weitz, and Esther Meth. Sisterhood welcomes involvement from women in the community. For more information, contact the temple office at 516-621-2288.