Young Israel of Stamford to honor four community leaders

Rabbi Naftali Wolfe, Leah and Rabbi Moshe Shemtov, and David Nachman will be the honorees of the Young Israel of Stamford’s Double Chai Annual Brunch, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Stamford on Sunday, March 8. The Young Israel, which was founded in 1979, will be marking its 36th anniversary this year.

Rabbi Wolfe, who serves as Judaic studies scholar-in-residence at Carmel Academy in Greenwich, formely served as spiritual leader of the Young Israel of Stamford, where he continues to teach classes and fulfill other rabbinic duties. Wolfe and his wife, Navah, an editor of children’s books at Simon and Shuster, are the parents of two children, Eliora and Ronen.

The Shemtovs will receive the synagogue’s community service award. Highly regarded for their outreach and hospitality efforts, the couple have been fixtures at Chabad of Stamford for more than two decades.

David Nachman, who has worked as a youth leader for the synagogue for the past few years, will receive the synagogue’s youth honoree award, in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the shul.

“We are very pleased to be honoring several deserving individuals, all of whom have given their time and energy to our shul and to the larger Stamford Jewish community,” said Jen Rosenfeld, co-chair of the brunch along with Sharon Feldstein.

For more information, contact Jen Rosenfeld at yisbrunch2015@gmail.com.

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