The annual Fire Island Synagogue Journal is an important vehicle for recognizing individuals who are or have been an integral part of our FIS family, as well as a means for our members, friends and neighbors to support the Synagogue.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s Fire Island Synagogue Journal will be dedicated in honor of Janet and Jeff Lewis.
Janet and Jeff first came to Fire Island in 1973 and immediately fell in love with the Island’s natural beauty, simplicity and casualness. In 1974 Janet and Jeff bought a home on Erie street in Ocean Bay Park and have spent every summer there since, raising their two children, Allen and Leslie, and instilling in them and now their five grandchildren that same love of the beach.
Jeff, who is a commercial real estate developer by profession, devotes an extraordinary amount of volunteer time to the Fire Island Synagogue and the broader Fire Island community. Jeff has been an active member of the Ocean Bay Park community from his arrival on Fire Island, both as a volunteer fireman and an enthusiastic participant in community-wide activities. He has been a staple at the annual OBP Community Fair for the past 40 years, where he lends his considerable talent barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers.
Indeed, Jeff is known as a person who is always willing to help in any way he can.
Jeff is a long-time member of the Fire Island Synagogue congregation, and has been a dedicated member of the FIS Board for many years, where he is extremely generous with his time and his support. Finally, Janet and Jeff are devoted to their family, and are happiest when surrounded by their children and grandchildren.
Please join us in congratulating Janet and Jeff, and in honoring them by placing an ad in the Journal.