NYC Honorary Street Names


Sarah and Michoel Behrman Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Carroll Street
Location:Between Brooklyn Avenue and New York Avenue
Honoree: Sarah Behrman (d. 2013) was an educator and advocate for the less fortunate. She worked for Hebrew Academy For Special Children, the Jewish educational and clinical social service agency for people with special needs. In addition to using the resources available from HASC, she worked with State and City agencies and other community resources to insure that those for whom she was advocating were able to lead the most productive lives possible. Sarah was also involved in many other Crown Heights organizations and community activities. Working with Mechon Chana Institute for Women, a diverse educational program for women, Keren Simchas Chosson V’Kallah, which underwrites wedding expenses for needy couples in Crown Heights, she wrote, directed and performed in many musical comedies that gave great delight to women and girls in the community and raised money for their causes. After her passing in June 2013, HASC established an annual award in her name. A short documentary, "To Catch a Star," was made about Sarah by a local filmmaker, Yanky Ascher. It provides a glimpse into Sarah Behrman's life at HASC. Michoel Behrman was a civic activist and substance abuse counselor. He founded Operation Survival, a drug prevention program and saved hundreds of lives. In the aftermath of the riots in Crown Heights in 1991, he helped organize emergency committee meetings and events working to protect the residents. (Cumbo)

Contact | © 2005-2022 by Gilbert Tauber