Save the date: Hillel Academy Journal event to be held Sept. 12

Hillel Academy of Broome County will hold its annual journal event on Thursday, September 12, in the evening (time TBA), at Temple Israel. This year’s Theodore Sommer Community Service Award honorees are Fred and Sandra Weitsman. The A. M. Pierson Award honorees are Dan and Malvinia Sambursky. 

Tickets and ad sales are underway, and the entire community is invited and encouraged to attend. To buy tickets for the event or place an ad in the journal, contact the Hillel office at or 607-304-4544. More information about the journal and the dinner will be available in future issues of The Reporter, including an advertisement showing the cost of journal ads. Former advertisers should look for that ad or for e-mails from the school. 

“We are thrilled to honor people who have made such a difference not only for our school, but for the greater Jewish community and the entire Southern Tier!” organizers of the event said. “There are few people in the area who haven’t been touched by the generosity of the Weitsmans and we are so grateful for their continued support.”
Organizers continued, “Dan and Malvinia Sambursky spent many years on the board of Hillel, working hard to keep the ship sailing smoothly and building community in the process. Without their commitment, we might not be standing today.

“Having a Jewish day school is essential to bring young families to the area,” organizers added. “We couldn’t do this without support from the entire community.”

The physical journal will be given out at the event and also sent out to members in the community. “This is where we show our gratitude to people who help lead our community,” organizers commented. “We are so excited to bring the community together in support of our school and to honor the Weitsmans and Samburskys. The event will be one you won’t want to miss!”