NJOP remembers the following individuals


Beryl Levenson, z”l

(From left: Florence Wiener, Beryl Levenson, z”l, Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald and Rabbi Yitzchak Rosenbaum admiring an NJOP ad on the NYC subway in the early ’90s)

Beryl Levenson, one of the visionary founders of NJOP, served for over 25 years as Associate Director of NJOP, until her retirement to Israel. An extraordinary talented administrator and creative leader, Beryl tirelessly worked to design and implement the many programs and marketing techniques that generated much acclaim for NJOP worldwide. She was truly one of the contemporary heroes of Jewish engagement. May her memory be blessed.

Click here to read the eulogy delivered by NJOP Founder Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald at the funeral of Beryl Levenson, z”l.

Senator Joe Lieberman, z”l

(Senator Joe Lieberman, z”l, speaking at the NJOP dinner in 2012)

NJOP (National Jewish Outreach Program) mourns the passing of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, z”l, devoted husband of Hadassah Lieberman, beloved father of Matthew Lieberman, Rebecca Lieberman (and Jacob Wisse), Hana (and Daniel) Lowenstein and Rabbi Ethan Tucker (and Ariela Migdal) and cherished son of the late, Marcia and Henry Lieberman, z”l. Senator Lieberman was the featured speaker at NJOP’s Annual Dinner in 1999. Again, at NJOP’s Annual Dinner in 2012, Senator Lieberman, along with his wife, Hadassah were Guests of Honor in conjunction with the publication of his book, “The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath,” something that NJOP has championed with its annual SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA AND CANADA campaign. As a State Senator and Attorney General in Connecticut, as a U.S. Senator, and as a Vice-Presidential candidate, Senator Lieberman distinguished himself by being extremely principled, a model of congeniality, with deep integrity, working relentlessly to reach a consensus across the political spectrum, something that is often in short supply. The consummate “mensch,” Senator Lieberman set the standard for civility in the rough and tumble world of politics, exhibiting great respect and graciousness throughout his career. Perhaps, most striking is that he did all of this as an observant Jew, and through his actions, was mekadesh shem shamayim, sanctified G-d’s name. Hadassah and Senator Lieberman, along with their children, his late parents, and the Manger family, have played a key role in NJOP’s efforts to ensure a bright Jewish future for American Jewry and for Jews around the globe. Condolences to the entire family. Yehi Zichro Baruch.