Many know of Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham from Congregation Sons of Israel in Nyack, who has been instrumental in raising temple membership in the past few years.
You'll soon be seeing him on TV too. He'll be in GSN's The American Bible Challenge Season 2, which premieres on March 21 at 9 p.m. The quiz show is hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Harry Smith's full report on this airs Friday, February 15 at 10 p.m. on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams.
There are several teams of different religious individuals on the show and Abraham is on the "Rockin Rabbis" team with two others: Rabbi Philip Weintraub of Newburgh and Student Rabbi Eve Eichenholtz of Roslyn Heights.
If they're successful on the gameshow, the charity they've chosen to benefit is the UJA Federation of New York’s Hurricane Sandy Fund
"After Philip’s In-laws’ home and neighborhood were nearly destroyed in Hurricane Sandy as well as Jeffrey and Eve’s respective communities, they have all been passionate about efforts to help those in need following this historic natural disaster," according to the website.
“The American Bible Challenge” is a game show in which three teams of three contestants answer questions based on stories from the Old and New Testament. At the end of the season, the championship team wins more than $100,000. But all prize money goes to the winning teams’ charities of choice.