A Tenafly synagogue, the Lubavitch on the Palisades, will be converted into a restaurant tonight when more than 100 teens collect money for a young Israeli girl set to undergo a brain tumor operation.
A youth group called the Teen Friendship Club - composed of high school students from Tenafly, Demarest, Old Tappan, Cresskill and Englewood - will run and manage the synagogue-turned-restaurant. Dinner costs $180 a plate and includes steak, prime rib, schnitzel, fish and chicken.
The proceeds will go to a fund created for 8-year-old Chen Zilberberg of Kibbutz Nahal Oz, a town just outside the northern Gaza Strip. Lubavitch officials say she is expected to arrive in Houston for the operation next week.
Zilberberg was diagnosed this summer with a lump in her brain stem and has been treated with radiation therapy and steroids.
For more information, call (201) 871-1152. The Lubavitch is at 11 Harold St. in Tenafly. For information about Zilberberg, log on to help-chen.org.il.
- Soni Sangha