When Rabbi Benjamin and Shevi Yudin went to Congregation Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn 50 years ago, they were young and the community was just a few years old. It had seven active member families; 10 more families also were members and lent their support.
That was then. The shul has grown and flourished, with the Yudins at its head, acting as its heart, and safeguarding its soul.. Because their house always is open and their table always set for old friends and new ones, both Jews who have grown up in the Orthodox world and those who found their way there through the Yudins’ example have joined the Shomrei Torah, and Fair Lawn has taken its place among the region’s most vibrant Jewish communities.
On Sunday, April 7, the synagogue will honor the Yudins at a tribute dinner. The gala, a testament to their 50 years of service to the community, at the Atrium in Monsey, New York, begins at 5 p.m. In lieu of a journal, a tribute book will be compiled and presented to the Yudins.
For more information or to register, email Shomrei-Torah.org/Tribute or call (201) 981-9201.