The Levi Yitzchak Family Center, Inc., an innovative Jewish library and media center, will be celebrating its second anniversary on Sunday, December 2, 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. The library’s anniversary coincides with what would have been the bar mitzvah of the library’s namesake, Levi Yitzchak Wolowik, ob’m. Levi Yitzchak is the son of Rabbi Zalman and Chanie Wolowik, the Chabad shluchim for the Five Towns.

Two years have passed since the Levi Yitzchak Library opened, and, like Levi, it has left an indelible mark on the Jewish landscape on the South Shore of Long Island. Levi, a prolific reader, possessed an endearing quality that radiated happiness and joy to whomever he encountered. This quality undoubtedly was learned from his parents who give so much to our community, always with an open hand and a warm smile. While the library is a monument to Levi’s neshamah which was returned to Hashem at the tender age of nine, this year’s birthday is perhaps bittersweet for the Wolowik family as they would be celebrating their son’s bar mitzvah. The Wolowiks have channeled their love and memories of Levi into creating a dynamic and innovative center where adults and children can nurture their intellect and Jewish spirit inside the LY Family Center. The Wolowiks, in their inimitable enthusiastic and upbeat manner, have transformed tragedy into the determination to fulfill a dream.

To mark the occasion, the library is planning a day of events, workshops, and festivities for children of all ages. The theme of the day will relate to a bar mitzvah and will include activities corresponding to 13 mitzvos that will be highlighted throughout the library. Children young and old will have the opportunity to perform mitzvos such as tefillah, ahavas Yisrael, and simchah in the library. It’s sure to be an event you don’t want to miss.

The Levi Yitzchak Library contains a vast array of books for children, teens, and adults. The library focuses on books and programming with Jewish content. As a community resource, they depend on the community for support. Your gift to the Levi Yitzchak Family Center, which supports the library and its programming, allows everyone the ability to explore new ideas through innovative programming and technology. In Levi’s zechus, please consider making a donation to keep the library open and affordable so that everyone of all means from the community can enjoy. Your donation directly helps the organization maintain the quality, professionalism, and high standards that have been set.

The library will be opened this Motzaei Shabbos for Midnight Madness, November 24, 8:00—11:00 p.m. For a creative Chanukah gift, come in and buy a library membership for your loved ones.

For more information or to learn about upcoming events, membership, dedication, and volunteer opportunities, please call 516-374-BOOK (2665), e-mail, or visit


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