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CTI Honors Cantor Gustavo Gitlin

At a sold-out elegant dinner dance last week, Cantor Gustavo Gitlin was honored by Congregation Tifereth Israel (CTI) for his 10 years of service. Cantor Gitlin has also established a wide-spread reputation for service to Glen Cove and the surrounding areas. 

 

In the decade since his arrival from Argentina he has served the Glen Cove community in many roles including president of the North Shore Sheltering Program, the boards of the Glen Cove Youth Bureau and La Fuerza Unida, and the advisory board of the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival. Further, Cantor Gitlin is a familiar presence at Glen Cove Hospital and other local medical institutions where he regularly provides spiritual comfort to patients. The Cantor also brings Shabbat programs to the homebound and to many of the community’s programs for seniors, including senior living facilities and the Glen Cove Senior Center.

 

CTI’s evening of dancing and dining also honored Tifereth Israel’s past presidents: Charles Brody, Phil Essex, William Friedlieb, Michael Hoffman, Richard Lazarow, Lillian Meckler, Adina Orshan, Joseph Shapiro, Mayer Udell, Gerald Wolkowitz and David Zatlin.

 

CTI, the oldest continuing Jewish congregation on Long Island, has been providing Jewish programming and education to the Long Island community since 1897. The synagogue is located at 40 Hill Street in Glen Cove, at the intersection of Hill Street and Landing Road. Call 516-676-5080 for further information.  

News

If Heather Lehrman is not yet a familiar face to local pet owners, her name is likely to soon become a household name to dog lovers and families with young children, as her children’s book, Bullied at the Dog Park, was released this week. The book is based on a real-life incident with her own dog, Herbie, and fans will have a chance to meet her and Herbie at a book signing at Petco in Glen Cove on Saturday, Oct. 25.

 

“I wanted to help get the message out in my own way about the effects of bullying,” says Lehrman, a resident of Great Neck. “This book teaches children valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness.”

It was Dec. 31, 1999, the last day of the 20th century, and Florence Dolling was preparing an elaborate Thai dinner for a New Year’s Eve celebration in her home in Glen Cove when the phone rang.  It was her doctor reporting that, “Yes, it was breast cancer.” She kept on cooking, attempting to retain as much normalcy as she could muster, knowing that, with the new millennium, there would certainly come change.

 

“I wore a red strapless bustier for the party because I thought I was saying goodbye to the ‘girls’,” she says. “My husband, my sense of humor, and my friends, helped me get through that night,” she recalls.


Sports

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Glen Cove Finley Middle School opened their football season with a home game against Thompson Middle School. The game opened with the Glen Cove offense going on a nice drive, which saw quarterback Mike Vaughan score on a 30-yard touchdown run. 

Six North Shore High School athletes competed in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and led the New York Delegation to victory, winning gold. The students included Jacob Abramowitz, Brett Bennett, Drew Jacklin, Ben Lerner, Josh Mandell, and Ben Saltzman. The Maccabi Games is a week-long Olympic tournament for Jewish teenage athletes, ages 14-16 years old. It is held in numerous venues across the United States. 

 

Bennett proudly said, “Competing in the Maccabi Games was a unique and thrilling experience for me. It not only was a highly competitive basketball tournament, but it also emphasized the importance of building strong values such as good sportsmanship, leadership, team unity, compassion and respect.

This, for me, was an experience of a lifetime!” 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 15

Live Music - October 16

Wine Tasting - October 17


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