On the "West Bank" of the Hudson River Today: Still Alive and Well

Harry Richman

Harry Richman at the bimah of Shaare Zeek in West New York, NJ
Harry Richman, In Memoriam, Congregation Shaare Zedek, West New York, NJ
In 2011, the main sanctuary was rededicated in memory of the late Mr. Harry Richman.
Harry was the youngest of 10 children of our shul's founder, Hanoch Richman.
The Beth Hamedrash had been dedicated to his father Hanoch Richman on May 21, 1961.
His love and dedication to our congregation helped sustain us through hard times.
Harry was loved and respected not only by our congregation, but by all families throughout the city of West New York. Anyone who needed a helping hand knew that they could count on Harry Richman.
Beth Hamedrash dedication


Teshuvah and more

I was not raised in the Orthodox Tradition. Several years ago I moved to the area, and a friend told me about a synagogue where they invited him for meals when he did not have enough to eat. We started going regularly, and I became involved in the fight to save our property from theft, I am glad we won, mostly thanks to Dan and Alan Kaminsky, multi-generational members and descendants of Henoch Richman.

Since I am a professional Web Programmer I volunteered to build and maintain the web site.

I'm still learning about Judaism and what it means to me, I think that is a process that hopefully goes on our entire lives :D

In 2014 my wife Arlene died. She was buried in the Talmud Torah section of Mt. Moriah Cemetery. I purchased two plots side-by-side, eventually we all go to our rest.