NYC Honorary Street Names
Rabbi Israel Mowshowitz Way (Queens)
Present name:Union Turnpike
Location:The south side of Union Turnpike between Kent Avenue and Chevy Chase Street.
Honoree: Rabbi Mowshowitz (1914-1992) was the long-time spiritual leader of the Hillcrest Jewish Center in Jamaica, Queens, and served as president of the New York Board of Rabbis. Born in Poland, he was an active Zionist and a campaigner for civil rights in this country and abroad. He was in one of the first delegations of rabbis to visit the USSR to study the condition of Soviet Jewry. He also marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and helped establish Crossroads Africa, a forerunner of the Peace Corps.
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