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KEHILLAH - Jewish Outreach Media Campaign -
is dedicated to the memory of
Rabbi Yoel Kenny

1st February 1962 - 23rd December 1999
27th Shvat 5722 - 14th Tevet 5760
[ Parsha Mishpatim - Parsha Vayechi ]

Rabbi Kenny - born into a family of intellectuals - became a baal tschuvah (returnee to traditional Judaism) and a Lubavitcher Rabbi and through amazing dedication, hard work and inspiration brought the bright light of Torah to a dark, deserted industrial corner of Manhattan. 

He was the rabbi of
the Fur Center Synagogue
on West 29th Street in New York City,
from 1989 to 1996. 

He held a wonderful Shabbos Torah Class each Saturday after services and kiddish.  It's difficult to describe but it was everything a Torah class should be - informative, stimulating, inspiring, challenging and FUN.  My friend Marsha and I agreed it was usually better than a tv sit com. (There were a number of truly funny characters in the class that added to the fun.)  It was delightful to be part of it. 

What wonderful memories we cherish of that time when a small group of odd-ball characters came to learn Torah every Shabbos with Rabbi Kenny. 

My favorite memory of him is at the big table which we sat around, discussing Torah with great seriousness, while one of his beautiful young children sat - wriggling - on his lap, playing with his beard or his ears or nose as he spoke.  You couldn't help but laugh.  I always wished I could take a photo of it, but of course I couldn't.  So the memory is within me - treasured.

His daughter Chava was bat mitzvah in April of 2003.  But Rabbi Kenny, who was taken from us at such a young age by a vicious form of leukemia,, was not there - except in spirit. 

________________

This project is one of many ripples
sent forth by this wonderfully creative,
brilliant, witty, dear and delightful
rabbi, scholar & teacher
- tragically taken from us at a young age -
loved and missed by those
whose lives he touched in a profound way.

He still lives in our hearts and memories -
and in the Judaism that we practice to this day -
so many of us brought to the traditions as a
result of our engagement with Rabbi Kenny. 

How we miss him....

KEHILLAH is dedicated to his memory -
in gratitude for all that he taught us 
and for his lovely spirit, his intelligence, his talent
as a teacher and for his dry, dry wit that
so delighted those who understood it.

We shall not forget him...
His memory is truly for a blessing....

 

He cast a stone into the waters
and thereby made a difference...

 

 






SHALOM! WELCOME! (HOME)  |  SPONSOR A KEHILLAH AD!  |  OUR MISSION - OUR PLAN  |  NON-DENOMINATIONAL?  |  THE DEVALUATION OF JUDAISM  |  SHOP KEHILLAH! BOUTIQUE  |  18 REASONS WHY IT'S GREAT TO BE JEWISH  |  18 WAYS TO DEEPEN YOUR JUDAISM  |  THE ONE JEWISH RITUAL FOR YOUR FAMILY...  |  WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT SHABBAT?  |  ADD A BIT OF SHABBAT TO YOUR LIFE - FRIDAY NIGHT  |  ADD A BIT OF SHABBAT TO YOUR LIFE - SATURDAY  |  WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT SYNAGOGUE?  |  WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT READING HEBREW?  |  WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT KEEPING KOSHER?  |  WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT JEWISH PRAYER?  |  WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT ISRAEL?  |  WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT MARRYING JEWISH?  |  WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT ORGANIZED RELIGION?  |  WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT "ANCIENT"...  |  WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT PRESERVING JUDAISM?  |  NOT A BELIEVER?  |  THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING JEWISH  |  YOUR OBJECTIONS - THINGS YOU HATE!  |  ARE YOU A SINGLE PARENT?  |  ARE YOU CREATIVE?  |  ARE YOU "MIXED?"  |  SMALL PLEASURES...  |  GOOD STORIES  |  THE "WOMAN" ISSUE  |  OUR BOLD RADICAL PROPOSAL...  |  ADVERTISE TO EDUCATE!  |  OUR PRO-JUDAISM AD CAMPAIGN  |  KEHILLAH RADIO & TV  |  THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR JUDAISM...  |  JEW VS. JEW  |  PASSOVER - ONE THING YOU CAN DO...  |  Shrek on Judaism!  |  Mel Brooks - On Being a Jew  |  Kirk Douglas: Why Be Jewish?  |  Rabbi Harold Kushner  |  Joe McCain on The Jews & Israel  |  American Presidents and The Jews  |  KEHILLAH is dedicated to...  |  LINKS TO Jewish Organizations, Charities & Websites  |  CONVERSION TO JUDAISM  |  GILLIE'S RECIPES  |  JEWISH HUMOR  |  NY TIMES: BRING BACK SHABBAT! PERSONAL STORY...  |  DO YOU HAVE INSOMNIA?  |  Contact Information  |  YOUR FEEDBACK PLEASE!  |  TO HELP SUPPORT KEHILLAH

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