Blessed Are We of Many Faiths
Members of different faiths gathered at Community Synagogue the afternoon of November 24 for the Rye Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. A leader from each Rye house of worship led part of the service.
Rabbi Daniel Gropper welcomed the assembled and called them to prayer. Rev. Colin M. Chapman from Christ’s Church read the Hebrew Blessings of Gratitude; Steve Magneson from Trinity Presbyterian shared a meditation. Rye Presbyterian Co-Pastors Rev. John Miller and Rev. Dan Love respectively read Psalm 100 and text from Jewish Scripture. Rabbi Gropper read the Christian Beatitudes.
The subject of Rabbi Leora Frankel’s sermon was how hard it is for those of us in Rye who have so much to appreciate that so many others have so little.
Rev. Msgr. Edward O’Donnell shared a Thanksgiving prayer.
Donations of food and money collected at the service were given to Holy Rosary Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.
— Photos by Michelle Florence
An Oath and a Tear
At a ceremony held October 4 at Hofstra University School of Medicine, Riya Goyal received her white coat, emblematic of her first year in medical school. She is the daughter of Alka and ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Ameet Goyal.
Riya graduated from Harvard. In addition to her father, her aunt and grandfather also practice medicine.
Dr. Goyal, who attended the ceremony, shed a few tears as his daughter began the words of the Hippocratic Oath.
Annalise Stack and Sergio Zecca announce the birth of a daughter, Charlotte Anna Zecca, October 28 at White Plains Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, six ounces. She joins sisters Phoebe and Lila.
Her maternal grandparents, Brian and Ann Marie Stack, live in Rye. Her paternal grandparents, Serge and Angie Zecca, reside in Larchmont.