2003-05-23 / Community

Catholic-Jewish Council Spotlights Local Essayists

Catholic-Jewish Council Spotlights Local Essayists


The Grand Prize winners show off their certificates.The Grand Prize winners show off their certificates.

What is the meaning of the words brotherhood and sisterhood?

Rockaway students were asked to pen interpretive essays answering that question, and the best writers were honored at the 19th Annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Awards Breakfast held last Sunday morning.

The awards were given in two categories. Theodore Avery Memorial Award winners included students from St. Rose of Lima, St. Francis de Sales, St. Virgilius, St. Rose of Lima, Stella Maris H.S., West End Temple, and P.S. 42-Q.

Grand Prize winners came from each of the schools above, and Maura Clark JHS.


Winners of the Theodore Avery Memorial Award show theirs.Winners of the Theodore Avery Memorial Award show theirs.

In all, 30 essayists, from grades four through 11, received awards. Guests of the students were treated to a catered breakfast in the St. Francis de Sales gymnasium, as some pieces were read aloud.

The event was presented by the Rockaway Catholic-Jewish Council and Greenpoint Bank.


From left to right: Rabbi Melvin May, City Councilman Joe Addabbo, Jr., Demo­cratic District Leader Frank Guliscio, and Dr. Geraldine Chapey.From left to right: Rabbi Melvin May, City Councilman Joe Addabbo, Jr., Demo­cratic District Leader Frank Guliscio, and Dr. Geraldine Chapey.From left to right: Father Paul Landolfi, Rabbi Allan Blaine, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, and Monsignor Martin Geraghty.From left to right: Father Paul Landolfi, Rabbi Allan Blaine, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, and Monsignor Martin Geraghty.

Family and friends enjoy a breakfast snack in the gym.Family and friends enjoy a breakfast snack in the gym.

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