Friday, October 14, 2016

Developmental Disabilities Institute Sponsors Golf Fundraiser


President of K Restoration and Roofing Corp. since 2002, Barry Grummer oversees the construction company’s daily operations. When not in the office, Barry Grummer supports a number of charities, one of which is the Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) and its Young Autism Program.

Established in 1961, DDI addresses the needs of those with autism and other developmental disabilities. The nonprofit organization offers therapeutic intervention programs, and serves more than 1,500 children and adults with autism. It has five main campuses in cities throughout New York State: Huntington, Medford, Riverhead, Ronkonkoma, and Smithtown.

As a nonprofit organization, DDI relies heavily on financial donations and fundraisers to run its services and programs. One such fundraiser was the 2016 Golf Classic, which took place on June 20 at two different courses: Woodside Acres Country Club in Muttontown, and Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich. Participants could purchase a ticket for cocktails and dinner only, or for golf and dinner. Sponsorship opportunities at the golf courses were available for signs placed at tees, putting greens, and on golf carts.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Pine Brook Jewish Center Celebrates 120th Anniversary


A graduate of Rutgers University, Barry Grummer has spent almost 15 years as president of the construction firm K Restoration and Roofing Corp., based out of New York City. Barry Grummer maintains membership with several professional groups and organizations, including the Pine Brook Jewish Center (PBJC).

Founded in 1896 and located in Montville, New Jersey, PBJC originally held religious services in local farmhouses. Over the years it erected buildings, as needed, to serve its growing number of constituents. The center, which is the oldest synagogue in Morris County, now greets a congregation of more than 500 adults and several hundred children.

PBJC began when a group of Orthodox farmers formed Chevra Agudas Achim Anshy, which was the first synagogue in the county. Jewish people find significance in “living to 120,” as this was Moses’ life span. To celebrate its 120th anniversary, PBJC held a gala on May 14, 2016, that included dancing, dinner, a raffle, and a silent auction. The raffle had a limit of 300 tickets, and the total cash prizes were more than $15,000. Dinner featured a buffet and cash bar, and was accompanied by a six-piece band.