Rye Y Story Project: Rabbi Daniel G.

DanielGI currently live in Harrison and joined the Rye Y with my family when we moved from Boston to New York about 10 years ago. I have three children who have participated in the Rye Y Day Camp program as well as a variety of swimming classes. The Rye Y has hosted my kids’ birthday parties, where they have shared many memories with friends, family, and the Y staff.

What is special about the Y is that it is community-based. You see the same faces of the Y throughout different aspects of your life! What is especially unique about the Y is that the people understand the value of hospitality. Even in the way the front desk is constructed. It is so wide, open and inviting. The staff greets you as soon as you walk in, and by name!

The Y instructors impact members as well. Laura Laura for instance – she is great! And if you haven’t been to the Y in some time, the staff recognizes. You’ll walk through the doors and they’ll exclaim, “Where have you been, we haven’t seen you in a while!” They are aware of these things and that is truly special.