The Young Israel of North Bellmore celebrated its 50th anniversary at a gala dinner at Congregation Ohr Torah in Valley Stream last Sunday. The shul honored the three rabbis who served there during its first 50 years — Rabbi Morris S. Gorelik, Rabbi Dov E. Schreier, and the synagogue’s current spiritual leader, Rabbi Chaim Bogopulsky.
The dinner was attended by members, former members, alumni children of the congregation, as well as all the honored rabbis and rebbitzens and their families.
The forward-looking founders of the synagogue in 1966 were honored with a plaque to be displayed in the shul building in appreciation of their dedication. Several of them attended the dinner.
A video montage of people and events in the congregation during the past 50 years, prepared by Gabriel Duci, was shown.