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.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00
The Glen Cove Board of Education passed the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption for taxes following last week’s public hearing at Robert M. Finley Middle School, to the appreciation of the veterans in attendance.
Several dozen vets arrived promptly at 6 p.m. at the middle school to express their support for the tax exemption. Many noted that they get tax breaks from the city and county, but are still left with the ever-growing school tax bill.
“We’re having a hard time with our taxes, especially the school tax,” said the first veteran to speak.
Saturday, 12 April 2014 00:00
This year marks the 35th anniversary of The Sea Cliff Village Museum. Founded in 1979, the museum serves as a place to preserve and publicly display historical items of past Sea Cliff residents. The museum displays both temporary and permanent collections from the 18th through 20th centuries. Most of the items and artifacts in the museum have been donated by residents of Sea Cliff who want to share them with the rest of the North Shore community.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00
The Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse Club kicked off their 20th season with the third- and fourth-grade boys winning their home opener against Deer Park on a moist and muddy Sunday morning.
Despite the weather forecast, the boys were determined to play after spending the last three months practicing indoors. It was a hard fought battle with the lead changing several times, but at the end Glen Cove managed to hold on for a 6 – 5 victory.
Anchoring the victory was goalie Tyler Shea, who stopped several point blank one-on-ones and recorded 13 saves in the game. The offense started slow, but began clicking as the game went on. Providing the firepower was Ryan Houghton with two goals and Micah Stone, Eamon Doyle, Andrew Epifania and Lukasz Dubicki, each adding one. Epifania and Andrew Bisch each had an assist in the winning effort.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00
Glen Cove High School hosted the PTSA-sponsored Red vs. Green Games last month, an evening of traditional and non-traditional sporting activities in which students and adults represented their schools of past and present allegiance by donning either red- or green-colored attire. Students of all ages came to their schools the day of the event wearing either red or green. Gribbin and Connolly elementary schools are traditional green schools while Deasy and Landing are red schools.