Rabbi Eytan Hammerman has been elected to the board of trustees of the Harrison Public Library Foundation (HPLF), according to board president Dave Donelson. “We are delighted to have a community leader like Rabbi Hammerman on our team,” Donelson says. “He will be an invaluable proponent of our ongoing efforts to support the continued enhancement of library services in Harrison.”
Rabbi Hammerman leads The Jewish Community Center of Harrison at 130 Union Avenue and holds a Masters Degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. He is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in Political Science and holds a B.A with “Honors and Distinction” from List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary. “I assumed the rabbinate at the Harrison JCC about the time the Harrison Library was preparing to open the newly-renovated Halperin Memorial Library building downtown,” Hammerman says. “The library has vaulted to a prominent position in the community and I am looking forward to helping it grow even more through the foundation.”
The Harrison Public Library Foundation was originally created to raise funds for the renovation and joined the Richard E. Halperin Memorial Fund in financing about half of the project cost. Today, the HPLF financially supports programs and enhanced operations at both the downtown library and the West Harrison branch. Among the programs made possible by the HPLF was the 2016 Play2Learn Festival that drew more than 1,500 children and parents to Riis Park last September.
For more information, visit http://www.harrisonpl.org/foundation