Donations in memory or in honor of your loved one can made to The Herbert Tarr North Shore Institute for Adult Jewish Education and mailed to:

5 Westwood Circle
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Opening Speaker

Dr. Ruth on Love, Life and Joie de Vivre
Nov. 2, 2015


Stories from her past and present that inspired her to become the prominent Jewish woman we all love and a true woman of spirit!

Closing Concert

Cantor Magda Fishman
Nov. 30, 2015


Magda Fishman is a singer-musician and cantor at Temple Beth El in Stamford, CT. Come enjoy this truly talented woman of spirit!

About Us

The Herbert Tarr North Shore Institute for Adult Jewish Education presents a diversified selection of classes and lectures on Monday evenings in November. A detailed brochure is available by contacting

About Herbert Tarr


Twenty years ago, the North Shore Institute for Adult Jewish Education was renamed to memorialize Rabbi Herbert Tarr, the bestselling author and humorist whose warmth, wit and wisdom were exemplified in his critically acclaimed novels (Conversion of Chaplain Cohen, Heaven Help Us!, So Help Me God, A Woman of Spirit, etc.) reached both Jew and non-Jew, enhancing their appreciation and understanding of Judaism.

Rabbi Tarr was the quintessential Jew and truly believed that all Jews should respect and be responsible for one another - be they Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist or Reform. The Institute, now comprising 18 synagogues and the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, abides by this philosophy. We are honored to fulfill Rabbi Herbert Tarr's legacy.

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In Loving Memory of Florence Meyer


The establishment of the Herbert Tarr North Shore Institute for Jewish Education, in memory of her brother, Rabbi Tarr, might be considered Florence's greatest accomplishment by members of the Jewish community. Florence, however, considered her family of four children, their spouses and ten grandchildren her greatest achievement - devoting much time and love in bequeathing her family a wealth of Jewish tradition, education and love of Judaism.