Greenwich’s Dr. Halperin takes part in medical college’s Hanukah fete

This year on the first night of Hanukah, as Jews around the world celebrate the miracle of oil and the victory of the ancient Maccabees over religious oppression, medical students at New York Medical College prepared to light the menorah in their newly inaugurated synagogue and feast on latkes in the kosher cafeteria. Among the participants was Dr. Edward Halperin of Greenwich.

It is on Hanukah when Jews reaffirm their commitment to Jewish observance, rejoicing in their ability to freely observe their faith.

NYMC has a long history of religious tolerance, accepting Jewish students when other schools had quotas. Since NYMC joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, that foundation has been enhanced and students have been enjoying an atmosphere that is accommodating to their religious observance. Lectures on Jewish thought, school closings on all Jewish holidays and the launch of a six-track residency program for Sabbath observers.

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