What to Give an Honoree

Margo Bloom has been appointed director of the New 14th Street (Sol Goldman) YM-YWHA In New York. The “Y” is part of the Educational Alliance, the Jewish communal institution that has served the Lower Manhattan population, both Jewish and non-) Jewish, for 114 years. In May the Alliance honored architect Daniel Libeskind, who has been chosen to rebuild the World Trade Center site, and his wife and professional partner Nina. The Libeskinds will soon move back to New York from Berlin. To mark their return, the Alliance presented them with a mezuzah crafted by Joyce Goodman (www.JewelrybyJoyceGoodman.com).

“Doorways mark transitions, “Goodman said. “Changing location, we change activity, attitude, and identity. And, as doorposts and a lintel offer shelter, rituals and objects reassure”