Former Rockland resident Avi Greif is helping coordinate the 40th reunion of the HIROC (Hebrew Institute of Rockland County), Class of 1971.
He tells us that it’s taking place this Sunday, June 26, and is expected to have almost 70 percent of the original class attending. The reunion will be held in Englewood, N.J., at a private home.
If you want to attend, contact Greif at 203-329-1213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most classmates reside in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area, but there are some who will be flying in from California and Florida to attend. Some members will attend from Jerusalem via Skype.
Words of Torah Wisdom and Inspiration will be given by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, spiritual leader of the B’nai Jeshrun Synagogue in Teaneck, N.J., and fellow classmate.
Greif continues: “It is amazing that after 40 years, since we graduated 8th grade from HIROC that June 15, at Kakiat Junior High School, there are a number of class members, who still keep in close touch.
“Now known as ASHAR (Adolph H. Schreiber Hebrew Academy of Rockland), it has become an institution here in Rockland County, since its inception 55 years ago.
“Rabbi Nachum Muschel, past principal and currently dean emeritus, has been with the Jewish day school for over 55 years. He developed and nurtured the students and school curriculum all this time, was instrumental in the foundations of our education and upbringing, making this class of ’71, who we are today.”