It was Easter Sunday, the place was St. Aloysius Church and the families were wearing their Sunday best. Lunch was being served to about 60 families by the Brotherhood of Temple Beth-El. This effort has become an Easter tradition of providing a hot meal to our Catholic friends in Great Neck. This interfaith program is coordinated by Bertha del Carpio of St Aloysius Church. Before preparing the Easter meal, the Brotherhood members, assisted by several fine ladies, enjoyed a kosher for Passover breakfast.
Prior to providing an Easter meal at St. Aloysius, the Brotherhood began a similar program in 1990 at the Interfaith Nutritional Network, The INN, in Hempstead. These efforts are part of several major programs sponsored by the Brotherhood of Temple Beth-El to fulfill the mandate of tikkun olam, the repair of the world.
The Brotherhood of Temple Beth-El would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation for the generous support of the Easter Sunday program at St. Aloysius Church to Jeff Hessel of BSE Marketing, Dunkin’ Donuts, La Bottega, Center Pizza, Marie Blachère and the clergy and congregants of Temple Beth-El.
—Stuart Lubert and Steven Koteen,
Temple Beth-El Brotherhood