Social Action


Anne & Martin Celebrate Their 90th Birthdays


The Iconic Voices of

Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Heard Through a Unique Theatrical Production


Community-Wide Interfaith Event

Sunday, January 20, 2018 at

Congregation Tifereth Israel in Glen Cove


March of Unity: 2:30 p.m.

Performance: 3:00 p.m.

Refreshments: 4:00 p.m.


Based on thoughts and ideals expressed in The Diary of Anne Frank and Letter from Birmingham Jail, professional actors portray Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in an imagined meeting of these two legendary advocates for tolerance and peace -- each of whom would have been 90 years old in 2018. The theatrical performance of Letters from Anne and Martin takes place at Congregation Tifereth Israel (CTI) in Glen Cove at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2018.


In presenting Letters from Anne and Martin, CTI, under the leadership of Rabbi Irwin Huberman and Cantor Gustavo Gitlin, has partnered with Rev. Roger Williams of The First Baptist Church of Glen Cove and Rev. Craig Wright of the Calvary A.M.E. Church in Glen Cove to present a program dedicated to diversity, respect and the strengthening of interfaith bonds.


The events of the day begin at 2:30 p.m. with a March of Unity from Calvary

A.M.E. Church to CTI, paying homage to the 1965 march from Selma to

Montgomery, during which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham

Joshua Herschel linked arms. Congregants and parishioners from CTI, The

First Baptist Church and Calgary A.M.E. Church will walk together with their

spiritual leaders.


Members of the community are encouraged to join in the events of this very special day. Admission is free, and reservations are not needed.


Social Action at CTI means not only clothing the naked, feeding the hungry and taking in the homeless. Through our partnerships with community organizations, we focus on determining and dealing with the root causes of poverty and marginalization. Our goal is to fill immediate needs, while simultaneously providing tools that support independence and breaking out of the poverty cycle.

Donate School Supplies to support children in need for a successful school year!















We Made History: Interfaith Prayer Service 

$90 to Clothe a Child

CTI Social Action, in partnership with Glen Cove Rotary, is involved in a project to clothe children in need in our community for winter.
Each year, Rotary fills two buses of children, and takes them to a department store, where a winter coat, gloves, a hat and other essentials are purchased.

If you are interested in clothing a local child, please contact the Rabbi, or send a check for $90 to CTI c/o the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund.

We hope to help Rotary, while providing warm clothing for children in need.  Please contact us if you would like to help, or would like further information.
"...share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-- when you see the naked -- clothe them..."  Isaiah 58:7

Support for Haiti - CTI established reliable contacts with families in the hurricane-devastated Haitian communities of Au Caye and Jeremie. These families lost their homes and possessions. A "barrel" of clothing was sent to Haiti. Additionally, designated donations made to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund were forwarded to those directly affected.

We received these photos from Jeremie, Haiti, where clothing and supplies contributed by CTI and other donors arrived to assist residents who lost their homes and possessions during the recent hurricane.  Residents asked that we share these photos with you -- along with a heartfelt, "Merci." 


Support of Local Families- CTI supports three families in need. Donations of "gift cards" can be made to the CTI Social Action Fund. The contributions enable these families to purchase food and clothing.

Warm Coat Drive- CTI is part of a region-wide initiative to distribute food and coats to local residents in need. We need winter coats, which can be dropped off at the synagogue during business hours.


Additional CTI Social Action programs include:

  • Project Isaiah - Collecting food for the needy

Recently, a significant amount of food was delivered from our High Holiday Project Isaiah drive to the Glen Cove and area Interfaith Nutrition Alliance. This food was sorely needed by local residents in need, and was deeply appreciated.

  • Glen Cove Men's Shelter
  • New Eyes for the Needy
  • Support for Victims of Violence
  • Partnership with Glen Cove Boys' & Girls' Club


CTI joins forces with Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club

  • Lend-A-Hand
  • Joint Programs with Local Churches
  • Dedication to Environmental Stability
  • Recycling Program
  • Solar Initiatives
  • Assisting in Global Crises

Rabbi Irwin and Cantor Gustavo march with the community on Martin Luther King Day.










On the recent CTI Israel 2017 Trip to Israel, the group of 30 extended our commitment to Tikkun Olam by working on a farm for Leket Israel, the largest food bank in Israel. The organization sources, collects and redistributes fresh, perishable, quality food, which would otherwise be considered waste, from farms, hotels, military bases and catering halls. This is done in an effort to aid the portion of the country's population that lives below the poverty line.

Following is a "thank you" from the organization for our efforts:

Dear Rabbi Irwin,

I am writing to thank you for braving the heat to bring the Tifereth Israel group to volunteer at Leket Israel's fields today. Your group's participation, hard work and enthusiasm resulted in an amazing goo kilos of eggplant, helping to feed well over 300 families!

Vara Livney (for Sarit and all of Leket)

For more information about social action at CTI, please call (516) 676-5080 or email [email protected]