For 16th year, NSHA students lead Megillah service


Fifteen middle school students at the North Shore Hebrew Academy in Great Neck chanted Megillat Esther for their schoolmates, faculty and families.

Over the 16 years, more than 275 NSHA students have been instructed in the sacred ritual of chanting the Megillah by Dr. Paul Brody, a dermatologist by profession who lives in Great Neck.

This unique program enables students, both Ashkenazic and Sephardic, not only to read for the NSHA community on Purim, but also to read the Megillah at synagogues, hospitals, nursing homes and private homes, for those unable to attend public readings.

Rabbi Adam Acobas, principal, and Rabbi Jeffrey Kobrin, head of school, facilitate the students’ hectic schedules to enable adequate review time with Dr. Brody, who has chanted the Megillah for 45 years, including in the Great Synagogue in Leningrad in 1985.