Category Archives: Anniversaries

ICFS in the Jewish Daily Forward

Florence Hornick at the 100th Anniversary

Florence Hornick at the 100th Anniversary/Photo by Johnna Kaplan

The JEWISH DAILY FORWARD website today has a wonderful and heartwarming story about the 100th Anniversary of the Israel Cantor Family Society. The newspaper had sent a reporter who interviewed various members and observed the shenanigans on Saturday.

Shouts-out to Florence, Sandy, Mikhail, Dan, Libby, John, and Tess for giving such pithy and cool quotes.

Cantors afloat at the ICFS 95th Anniversary


The 95th Anniversary of the Israel Cantor Family Society was held on the S.S. Cabaret on a spectacularly beautiful fall Sunday. The boat left Pier 81 for a brunch cruise that sailed down the Hudson River around the tip of Manhattan and up the East River to the United Nations providing us with amazing views of the three major bridges, the “Waterfalls” art installation, the Brooklyn waterfront, Governor’s Island, and, of course, close-ups of Ellis Island, where our ancestors landed.

The Society thanks Larry Becker, Phil Cantor, Ron Jordan, and Madeline Cantor for their hard work in putting the trip together and to making it a success. The 95th Anniversary will be difficult to top… the planners of the 100th have their hands full to top this incredible afternoon.

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90th Anniversary ICFS Reunion!


The 90th Anniversary of the Israel Cantor Family Society was held at Kutsher’s Country Club, in Monticello, New York on June 27 to June 29, 2003.
Over eighty family members attended from all over the United States. There were relatives who have newly joined the Society, including Boris, Mikhail, and Sophia, all who have immigrated from Belarussia. Their presence reminds us all of Israel Cantor’s momentous journey almost a century ago.

There was a softball game (we won), a volleyball game (we won, again), a living family tree, letters of congratulations from President George W. Bush and Governor George Pataki, bad jokes at the nightclub, watered-down drinks, a giant group portrait, and huge quantities of mediocre food.
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