New York Board of Rabbis gala draws local participants

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Knick Hall of Famer Walt “Clyde” Frazier, left, and former Yankee great Mariano Rivera, right, flank Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner of Temple Emanu-El in Closter, top photo, who is the president of the New York Board of Rabbis, at the board’s annual humanitarian gala last week at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. The rabbis and the legendary “Mitzvah Men” teamed up to raise almost a half million dollars to underwrite the communal work of the largest interdenominational rabbinic body in the world. Barry Wien, a longtime member of the NYBR Board of Rabbis and a director and partner at Eden Memorial Chapels of Fort Lee, is pictured in the second photo below.

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