About olami manhattan
Our mission is to democratize Jewish education by offering high-impact one-on-one mentoring, classes, workshops, educational trips, and special events to people in their 20s who didn’t grow up with these opportunities, and empower them to pay forward these kinds of opportunities to others.
RABBI SHMUEL LYNN
HONORING 20 YEARS OF SERVICE
Olami Manhattan, previously Meor Manhattan, started as one of Rabbi Lynn’s visions of what could be. After over a decade at the helm of one of Meor’s first and most vibrant campuses, he realized that if Meor did not evolve to galvanize its thousands of alumni that were living in NYC, it would be missing a historic opportunity to impact American Jewry. For years, Rabbi Lynn would make trips up from Philly to keep his former students from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) connected to what had turned them onto Judaism in college. The time had come to help this network become the thriving community it is today. Under his guidance and inspired by his out-of-any-box-you’ve-ever-encountered creativity, we have built a full ecosystem of communal learning opportunities and social meeting points for young Jews of New York to mature and become the young leaders that we need to lead the way forward.
Rabbi Lynn served for 12 years as Executive Director of Meor at Penn. The Israel and Poland trips he pioneered in his early years at Penn have become national entities, receiving generous support from foundations and Israeli government initiatives with thousands of alumni.
Before coming to Penn, Rabbi Lynn lived in Israel for nine years. He studied Torah, Jewish philosophy, and Talmudic law at the renowned Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, the largest yeshiva in Israel. Not having taken the most typical track to the Mir Yeshiva, Rabbi Lynn first graduated from Duke University, and then went on to the Tisch Film School at NYU, later spending several years working as a writer in Los Angeles. He was born in New York City, and is happy to be back, but he grew up in sunny Palm Beach, Florida. He has found his way back into the arts with Film and Theater projects in full swing. But most precious to him is the loving and wise support of his wife Ruthi and their children.
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Preferred seating at VIP Dinner Reception and Afterparty.
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Includes Twenty VIP Theater Program tickets with preferred seating
Preferred seating at VIP Dinner Reception and Afterparty
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Thursday, June 15th, 2023New-York Historical Society170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
6:30pm VIP Dinner Reception8:00pm Theater Program and Award Presentations9:00pm After PartyDress code: Black Tie-ish