Ahngook USA 67 Driftwood Dr, Port Washington, NY11050-1743 Ahngook USA is a Port Washington company that is the American expansion of a Korean company. At the time of this…More listing, Ahngook USA is not yet in a position to offer client services.
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind 141 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY11050 Located on expansive grounds in Sands Point, this facility provides training, rehabilitation, residential and support…More services for children and adults who are deaf and/or blind. Its main objective is to enable those who are deaf and/or blind to live in communities of their choice. This Center is also headquarters for the organization's regional offices.
Port Jewish Center 20 Manorhaven Blvd, Port Washington, NY11050 In 1970, eleven Port Washington families formed Port Jewish Center. They had no rabbi and no building, but they did have…More an ark, built by one of the members, a Torah rescued from the Holocaust, a pioneering spirit and commitment to practicing Judaism and to giving their children a Jewish education.
In the first year, congregants managed to organize a religious school, build a Sukkah, engage a cantor and a part-time Rabbi, and conduct High Holy Day services where everyone, member or not, was welcome. Cantor Herb Strauss served, initially in a volunteer position, from 1970 until his death in2007. His thirty-seven year tenure offered long-term stability to PJC as we welcomed a series of student rabbis to our growing to our congregation. By 1981 PJC had its first permanent Rabbi, Donna Berman, who led the congregation for twelve years. In 1993, Rabbi Beth Davidson became our leader for the next twelve years. Our congregation acquired its permanent home on Manorhaven Boulevard in Port Washington in 1986 and successfully completed a major expansion and renovation in 2000.
Presently, PJC is led by Rabbi Matthew Reimer and has 98 family member units, drawing its membership from Port Washington and nearby towns. It has a thriving religious school and a wide range of religious, educational and social programs. In our nearly 40-year history, the underlying values that shaped our congregation have not changed. PJC continues to welcome all who wish to worship with its warm, informal atmosphere and to encourage active participation in the life of our community. Our mission is as it has always been: to lead a Jewish life, to observe and preserve Jewish ritual and custom, to give our children a Jewish education, and to show compassion through acts of Tzedakah and Gemilut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness), both within the Jewish community and beyond.