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Greenburgh Hebrew Center To Honor Johnna Freud In Dobbs Ferry

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DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Sisterhood GHC will conduct its annual Sisterhood Shabbat, honoring Johnna Freud as Woman of the Year, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, at Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry.

GHC is an egalitarian synagogue where women are routinely included in all aspects of Jewish observance, but Sisterhood Shabbat is a special celebration of how far Jewish women have come. All the parts of the service, including leading the service and reading Torah, are performed by women.

A New Jersey native and Stamford, Conn., resident since 1995, Freud has been active at Greenburgh Hebrew Center for almost six years. She has been involved with Sisterhood since 2012, accepting the position of vice president of programming in 2013. As she has done for the past three Sisterhood Shabbats, Freud will once again deliver the D’var Torah and D’var Haftorah at this year’s Sisterhood Shabbat.

In addition to her Sisterhood responsibilities, Freud has helped behind the scenes when needed with Hanukkah dinners, post-High Holy Day cleanup, photography, and has recently been invited to join the membership committee. She has also marched in the last two Israel Day parades with the GHC contingent.

Freud is the director of development and community engagement for Jewish Family Service (JFS). She spearheads fundraising initiatives and donor relations for JFS, a nonsectarian social service agency, which is headquartered in Stamford and has a catchment area from Stamford up through and including Bridgeport.

Freud is a graduate of Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, a focused two-year program that provides access to comprehensive Jewish literacy through the study of classic Jewish texts, and a lifetime member of Hadassah. She has also volunteered time for United Jewish Federation programs.

Sisterhood GHC provides support to the entire Greenburgh Hebrew Center family and other worthy causes. It is a participating member of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.

The Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a Conservative egalitarian congregation, serving the Rivertowns, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, White Plains, New Rochelle and Yonkers. It is at 515 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. For more information, visit,, call the Greenburgh Hebrew Center at 914-693-4260 or email

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