2017-11-30 / Other News

Ecumenical Service Promotes Unity Between Two Houses Of Worship



The Bergen Beach community celebrated its annual interfaith Bernie Catcher Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 21st at St. Bernard Church, 2055 East 69th Street. Congregants from St. Bernard and Temple Sholom, community leaders and local elected officials participated in the service, which is an opportunity to come together as one community. The service included readings, songs and a keynote address by Father Robert E. Lauder, Ph.D. of St. John’s University. Third-grade students from St. Bernard Catholic Academy sang “Give Thanks,” and the Zelda and Herman Schwartz Hebrew School Choir performed “This is Your Land” at the Thanksgiving service, which alternates between two houses of worship each year. Boy Scout Troop 76 and the St. Bernard Brownies Troop 2113 recited the Pledge of Allegiance. 
Photos by Arthur De Gaeta The Bergen Beach community celebrated its annual interfaith Bernie Catcher Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 21st at St. Bernard Church, 2055 East 69th Street. Congregants from St. Bernard and Temple Sholom, community leaders and local elected officials participated in the service, which is an opportunity to come together as one community. The service included readings, songs and a keynote address by Father Robert E. Lauder, Ph.D. of St. John’s University. Third-grade students from St. Bernard Catholic Academy sang “Give Thanks,” and the Zelda and Herman Schwartz Hebrew School Choir performed “This is Your Land” at the Thanksgiving service, which alternates between two houses of worship each year. Boy Scout Troop 76 and the St. Bernard Brownies Troop 2113 recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Photos by Arthur De Gaeta

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