Lorraine Posner Arcus
Rachel Arcus Goldberg

ALBANY— The Hebrew Academy of the Capital District (HACD) annual gala, “L’Dor V’Dor: From Generation to Generation,” will be  held “virtually” on Wednesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. This year’s event will honor Lorraine Posner Arcus and her daughter Rachel Arcus-Goldberg, both Jewish educators. Comedian Joel Chasnoff will perform at the “virtual event.

The Hebrew Academy’s annual gala recognizes the outstanding contributions made by members of

HACD. Honoree Lorraine Posner Arcus has spent four decades in Jewish education, including working as a teacher and administrator at the school. Arcus also founded and led popular Israeli dance programs at Temple Israel and at Camp Ramah in New England. She is a consultant with Jewish organizations on early childhood education and programing.

Her daughter Rachel Arcus-Goldberg, HACD class of 1994, has also served the Jewish community in a variety of educational settings, including as the director of a supplemental Hebrew school in Manhattan and as an administrator at Gann Academy in Boston, Mass. Arcus-Goldberg now serves as head of school at Columbus Jewish Day School in Columbus, OH.

“So many children have been enriched by Lorraine and Rachel’s years of dedicated teaching and leadership,” said HACD Head of School Julie Pollack. “Their creativity and passion is a model for Jewish educators everywhere.”

Arcus and Arcus-Goldberg were selected to be honored last spring, but the coronavirus forced the event to be postponed to 2021. “This year’s virtual format offers some exciting possibilities,” noted HACD Vice President Amarit Rosin. “Now HACD supporters from all over the country will be able to join us in honoring these two remarkable women.”

The gala is open to the community; registration and sponsorship information may be found be found at hacdalbany.org/virtual-gala.