2008-11-27 / Other News

Lions, Clergy Host Canarsie Brotherhood Night

By Dara Mormile

Clockwise from top left: Temple Emanu-El Cantor Doris Cohen; civic leaders and clergy pose with special Thanksgiving cake; Lioness Roxanne Persaud welcomes the audience; the crowd sings the Star Spangled Banner; Lions Bryan and Lori Lee, with 8-month-old Alessandra, offer a word of love and peace; Lion Percy A. Lam gives a solo performance; Temple Emanu-El's Rabbi Joshua Minkin says a Thanksgiving blessing. Dara MormileClockwise from top left: Temple Emanu-El Cantor Doris Cohen; civic leaders and clergy pose with special Thanksgiving cake; Lioness Roxanne Persaud welcomes the audience; the crowd sings the Star Spangled Banner; Lions Bryan and Lori Lee, with 8-month-old Alessandra, offer a word of love and peace; Lion Percy A. Lam gives a solo performance; Temple Emanu-El's Rabbi Joshua Minkin says a Thanksgiving blessing. Dara Mormile Canarsie's clergy, civic leaders and dignitaries came together last Monday night at Holy Family Church to celebrate unity at the annual Brotherhood service.

Hosted by the Brooklyn Canarsie Lions Club, the ceremony included testament readings, prayers and performances by some of the most powerful voices in the community.

Religious leaders, including Father John Amann of Holy Family, Rabbi Joshua Minkin of Temple Emanu-El and Reverend Nathan Williams of Solid Rock Baptist Church, offered words of encouragement during the holidays and prayers for those who are struggling with their families in these hard economic times.

Local elected representatives, State Senator John Sampson and Assemblyman Alan Maisel, offered Thanksgiving greetings and former Assemblyman Frank Seddio asked the crowd for a moment of silence for the late Jim Haver, who was not only a Lion but an active member of Holy Family Parish and an avid community activist.


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