|Rabbi Howard Gorin and me with the donated books|
A few weeks ago, we boxed up around 70 books about Judaism or Jewish history that we had accumulated in the office. We wondered if we'd find one person who'd want them all, but we needn't have worried -- Rabbi Howard Gorin stepped up and very enthusiastically, too!
Not only does Rabbi Gorin serve the local congregation of Tikvat Israel, he's also involved Jewish communities throughout the world. He'll sort through these books and send some to developing Jewish communities in Nigeria, some to a new Judaica collection in a university library in India, and he'll keep others for book sales, whose profits will help ship other books. When Rabbi Gorin picked up the books from our office, we were intrigued to learn about their potential futures.
If you're interested in Rabbi Gorin's various book projects, visit his website and read this article.