Beth Honig has founded two businesses in the last seven years. In December of 2009, Beth and co-founder, Batsheva Katz, founded Berrylicious, a kosher frozen yogurt establishment. The establishment was highly regarded in the Jewish community and her town of Lawrence, New York. In addition to the different flavors and multiple topping offerings, the store has become a great place for customers to bring their computers and get some work done.
Later Beth and co-founder Debi Rudensky founded The Emperor’s Old Clothes in Cedarhurst, New York. The two fashion savvy women had a desire to start something that piqued their interest on a personal level. The Emperor’s Old Clothes buys and resells old designer clothes, wallets, shoes, handbags and more. They have over 800 customers and the business continues to grow.
As for community involvement and charitable work, Beth and her husband, Edward, operate a non-profit known as the “Edward and Beth Honig Family Foundation.” Located in Lawrence, New York, the foundation works with many different groups in the area. The foundation frequently sponsors events for blind, disabled and sick children. Beth frequently hosts events during the Shabbat to provide fun and excitement for children with life-threatening or debilitating problems. Beth helps by providing games, activities and entertainment for all participants in the weekend long events.
Beth and Ed were featured in the 5 Towns Jewish Times, credited for hosting a crowd of 200 guests at their home for a successful Shabbat Tea event. The event marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as the “The Night of Broken Glass.” Remembering the Kristallnacht is extremely important within the Jewish community as remembering past events and celebrating the good of mankind. The 5 Towns Chapter of Emunah gathered and had the pleasure of listening to featured guest and speaker Fran Laufer, a Holocaust survivor and the author of “A Vow Fulfilled,” and also honored Phyllis Margules, Regina Peterseil, and Luba Schulsinger, other Holocaust survivors.