6/15/08

Bergen Record Covers Boteach and Booker Shavuot Learning and Fundraising

I like my neighbor Uncle Shmuley. There is no reason why an ambitious rabbi cannot raise a little money and do a little hobnobbing with the upper class.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach introducing his good buddy, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, during an event at the palatial Gloria Crest mansion in Englewood's East Hill section Sunday evening. The two have been friends since their days at Oxford University 16 years ago.
BY SCOTT FALLON
STAFF WRITER

ENGLEWOOD — They met in 1992, a black grad student on a Rhodes Scholarship and a young rabbi working at Oxford University. Sixteen years later they have both become public figures, and their friendship has endured.

On Sunday evening, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and best-selling author Rabbi Shmuley Boteach spoke to more than 100 people gathered at one of North Jersey's most palatial estates, about how their friendship rose above cultural and religious mores.

The event at the Gloria Crest mansion in the city's East Hill neighborhood was arranged to raise money for Boteach's Jewish Values Network, an organization to bring Judaism to the American public through the media.

Thousands of dollars were pledged, and guests also celebrated Shavuot, the day the Torah was given to the Jews at Mount Sinai, with Boteach leading a small group of attendees on a discussion and study of the Torah that stretched until 4 a.m. Monday... more

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

the sex rabbi kissing up to the next obama (and booker would make a much better obama than obama)

bryce said...

No one should hint to Rabbi Boteach that he should search this website for his name. He might find this line:

"Your actions are clear to me. You use your title Rabbi to make headlines for yourself. That is your only goal and don't tell me otherwise."

Tzvee said...

We have come to love the little guy.