Irwin N. Lowi of Hancock Park will be among five new members who will be inducted into the Orthodox Union’s Ben Zakkai Honor Society (BZHS) of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth when it holds its Tenth Scholarship Reception, Sunday, January 15 in New York. .
BZHS is an alumni society whose new members are nominated by and voted on by its current members based on their service to NCSY. The Society’s main function is to raise funds for scholarships for all NCSYers for summer programs.
“Ben Zakkai does a wonderful job in its fundraising, and its members are instrumental in our new initiative to create an alumni association for all NCSY participants,” declared Martin Nachimson of Valley Village, Chair of the OU Youth Commission. “NCSY is pleased to welcome Irwin Lowi to the distinguished ranks of BZHS members.”
Mr. Lowi, who is an estate and financial planner, in addition to his long-time NCSY involvement, has sat on the Board of Directors of many Orthodox institutions, while maintaining his own learning program. He has been a participant in Partners in Torah for six years, as well as “phone chavrusas” prior to that.
Mr. Lowi has written and will soon publish a collection of modern insights on Sefer Mishlei, the Biblical book of Proverbs. He runs an evening “study hall” on a voluntary basis for a local yeshiva, providing a stress-free environment for children to review their studies.
Mr. Lowi and his wife, Tania, have seven children, two of whom are married and are living in Lakewood, NJ.