This summer, the Levi Yitzchak Library was jam-packed with programs, camp trips, and amazed many guests from around the world. The enthusiasm of visitors reinvigorates the passion for the LYL mission and reinforces the value that it brings to the lives that it touches both now and in the future.

Rebbetzin Chanie Wolowik and Director Lisa Hawk note, “Guiding and watching the Levi Yitzchak Library evolve into the truly remarkable place that it is today has been truly rewarding and an incredible blessing.”

In just two and a half years, the library has over 950 families and individual members which translates into over 2,850 members. It has 8,960 books in the collection, loaned over 65,000 books, and currently has 2,069 books in circulation. B’H programs such as A Little Curious (mommy and me) and Mac Book Club have become so popular they have added classes. Between Book Buddies, Movie Night, A Little Curious, Story Time, and author visits, there was a fun and exciting reason to visit the library every day.

Inaugural Breakfast, October 13. The Levi Yitzchak Family Center, a Jewish lending library and multisensory center for the entire family, invites the community to join in their inaugural breakfast, Sunday, October 13, 9 Cheshvan, at 9:30 a.m. at the Levi Yitzchak Library, 564 Central Avenue in Cedarhurst. Chaired by Mr. and Mrs. Ben and Lynda Brafman, the committee also includes Avi and Danielle Aronovitz, Joey and Samantha Hain, Zev and Aviva Golombeck, Zevy and Evy Guttman, Barry and Atara Habib, Dr. David and Caroline Levy, Daniell and Leora Mishaan, Dr. David and Orly Simai, and Avram and Elana Weissman.

Jewish Genealogy: How Jews Got Our Last Names, October 7. Connie Krupin, author of A Time to Be Born: A Jewish Baby Journal will present insights into Jewish last names and sign copies of her book. Books will be available for purchase throughout the event. There will be a 10% discount on all purchases made at the event and 10% of profits will be donated by Connie to the Levi Yitzchak Library.

Community support provides a vital source of revenue, offsetting costs for the many exceptional programs and facility improvements that make the LYL such a unique place. In addition, your donation also provides membership for families who would not otherwise have access to Jewish books and programs. To donate, visit, call 516-374-BOOK (2665), or e-mail v


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