HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, in Manhattan (that borough across the river), installed Greenpoint native Rabbi Maurice Appelbaum in the ministry of chaplaincy care at the nonprofit organization’s annual Convocation on May 12.
At the convocation, HealthCare charged the new rabbi to perform, “with skill and wisdom, always tempered by compassion.”
Standing O pal Rabbi Maurice presently works as a coordinator for the chaplaincy, an educator at Memorial Sloan Kettering and was recently granted board certification under the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, and credentialed as an associate supervisor of clinical pastoral education by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
He said of his appointment, “it is humbling to have reached this milestone.” Adding, “I find strength from working with those suffering, and teaching students how to sit with the pain of others. I hope to play a small role in helping people find their own sources of strength, and gain meaning and comfort in their journey.”
Appelbaum also serves as the rabbi of Congregation Ahavas Israel in Greenpoint. Rev. Eric J. Hall, HCCN’s president and chief executive officer offered, “We are witnessing a time of transformation in spiritual care in health care. The invaluable contribution of spiritual care to overall wellness is gaining recognition, both in research and in practice,” he said.
Congregation Ahavas Israel [108 Noble St. at Franklin Street in Greenpoint, (347) 788–1280].
Congrats to Pratt Institute senior and fashion design major Landry Low. The designing wiz was presented with the $10,000 scholarship through Rolls-Royce’s sponsorship of the “Pratt Presents: Women of Influence” event on May 8.
Low was recognized before 300 guests who earlier in the evening witnessed the unveiling of Wraith “Inspired by Fashion” — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ latest expression of innovative design.
Ludovic Leroy, executive director of strategic partnerships and institutional support said, “Landry Low represents a generation of young designers who have the drive, talent and patience to make a tremendous mark in their field.”
Low was also recognized last week as one of 16 seniors chosen to present collections in the 2015 Pratt Institute Fashion Show. She shared with Standing O, “it’s really exciting to be chosen for this award, which is a great honor. The education I’ve received at Pratt Institute, both inside and outside the classroom, speaks to the top-notch faculty here and the incredible design opportunities I wouldn’t have found anywhere else. The only boundary at Pratt is your own imagination.”
Pratt Institute [Brooklyn Campus 200 Willoughby Ave. at DeKalb Avenue in Clinton Hill, (718) 636–3600].
MCU Park and the Brooklyn Cyclones will host a Relay for Life Day on July 19. The Clones will wear special commemorative jerseys to honor loved ones affected by cancer. The Relay Purple ribbon on the jersey will contain the 75 name dedications. After the game, the team will raffle off some of the game jerseys. The deadline to place your own loved one’s name on the jerseys is fast approaching, so what are you waiting for? Get the mouse clicking: www.crowdr
MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island, (718) 449–8497].