Former Immigrant, Simon Garber, Gives Back to NJ Jewish Community

Feb 01, 2013, 08:00 ET from Simon Garber

MARLBORO, N.J., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Entrepreneur Simon Garber and his wife, Lina, were honored at the opening dedication of the Center for Jewish Life in Marlboro, NJ on Sunday, Jan. 27th, 2013. Keynote speaker for the event was New Jersey, Lt. Governor, Kim Guadagno.  

During the proceedings, the Garbers presented to the Center a gift of a 10ft mural, entitled, Tree of Life, by renowned artist, Domingo Zapata. The newly opened Center for Jewish Life will be a mainstay for the local Jewish Communities. 

"The evening was extremely special," remarked Rabbi Yossi Kanelsky. He continued, "We are now witnessing how an entire community can come together as one family in solidarity to create this new Center for Jewish Life. The dedication by Simon and Lina Garber, along with their five children was a true historical moment. The event was in honor of both their parents, Vladimir and Zhanna Garber and Izya and Bella Kravchik. To see the Garbers, who are former students of my dear parents, Rabbi Mordechai and Shterney Kanelsky in the late 1970's, when they were students at Rogossin Yeshiva High School was wonderful. Simon and Lina had come to the US as immigrants from the Former Soviet Union without the finances to afford a proper Jewish education. Now, these two amazing people have come forth to be the pillars of Jewish Education and continuity for thousands of other families. We are so proud of them!

Having our Lt. Governor, Kim Guadagno as our Keynote Speaker, expressing her gratitude that we have chosen Marlboro to be the haven for the Jewish Russian Community was extremely humbling."

SOURCE Simon Garber