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BP Adams honors longest-serving clergy at Interfaith Breakfast

December 3, 2015 By Francesca Norsen Tate, Religion Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This year’s Brooklyn Cornerstone Awards were presented to the clergy from the Christian, Jewish and Muslims faiths who have served their communities the longest. From left: Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman, Union Temple of Brooklyn; Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams; Imam Siraj Wahhaj; Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry, standing with his wife Pastor Karen Smith Daughtry; and the Rev. Anne Kansfield, who received Rabbi Joseph Potasnik’s award on his behalf. Eagle photos by Francesca N. Tate
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Brooklyn is a force for healing, agreed the religious leaders who gathered and spoke at the Brooklyn Borough President’s Annual Interfaith Breakfast at Borough Hall on Thursday.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams honored clergy from each of the three Abrahamic faiths who have served their communities and the wider society for the longest. The Rev. Herbert Daughtry has served House of the Lord Church and has been active in the wider faith community since 1958. Rabbi Joseph Potasnik has served Congregation Mount Sinai since 1972, in addition to his work as a fire department chaplain and executive officer of the New York Board of Rabbis. Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman has served Union Temple of Brooklyn since 1992. Imam Siraj Wahhaj has served his community since 1976. Overseer Dorothy Wright, who could not be present on Thursday morning, has led her faith community for 60 years — since 1955.

Con Edison was a sponsor of this event, and Outback Steakhouse catered the buffet breakfast that followed the ceremony.


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