CRO 75th Anniversary Celebration • From Generation to Generation • לדור ודור

June 7, 2018 
24 Sivan 5778 / כ״ד סִיוָן תשע״ח
6:30 pm Dinner Reception • 8 pm Program 
Dessert Reception following Program


Congregation Ramath Orah
550 West 110th Street, New York City


Ramath Orah has a unique legacy among Upper West Side synagogues. Founded by
Rabbi Dr. Robert Serebrenik, the synagogue’s original congregation was
comprised of 61 refugees from Luxembourg who escaped the Nazi occupation under extraordinary circumstances. When they arrived in New York they immediately began the work of establishing a congregation in their new home where they founded
Congregation Ramath Orah, naming it after the community they'd left.
Read more about our proud Luxembourg history here.

Our Honorees

Raymond J. Learsy
Founder Generation 

Stella and Tibor Herdan
Sustainer Generation

Mendy Haskel
Builder Generation

Learn more about our honorees here

Ramath Orah Connections


Tell us about your connection to Ramath Orah's history here.
Share your memories of Ramath Orah with us...anecdotes, pictures, and historical facts welcome! 
Read excerpts from our archives here

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Acknowledging the Contributions of our Distinguished Rabbis and Past Presidents

Past Rabbis

Rabbi Dr. Robert Serebrenik z"l
Rabbi Julius Novak z"l
Rabbi Jacob Haberman, Assistant Rabbi
Rabbi Moshe Morduchowitz z"l
Rabbi Chaim Ralbag z"l
Rabbi Akiva Stolper
Rabbi Jonathan Feldman
Rabbi Jeff Kobrin
Rabbi Yair Silverman, Assistant Rabbi
Rabbi Etan Tokayer, Associate Rabbi
Rabbi Stephen Friedman

Current Rabbi: Rabbi Moshe Grussgott

Past Presidents

Otto Wolf z"l
Emil Wechsler z"l
Richard Mandler z"l
Reuben Coblens z"l
Jack Zimt z"l
Abe Friedman z"l
Jack Neumann z"l
Siegfried Herzfeld z"l
Maks Rothstein z"l
Herbert Gersten z"l
Simon Blumenthal z"l
Henry Watkin
Tibor Herdan
Manfred Tauber z"l
Leo Chester z"l
Jeff Bogursky
Jane Blumenstein

Current President: Ann Goldhirsch

75th Anniversary Celebration June 7, 2018

This form allows you to purchase ads and tickets and make contributions for our dinner.

Main Contact Information:

   Ticket ($275)
   Student Ticket ($180)

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Wed, April 25 2018 10 Iyyar 5778