Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00
The Men’s Club of Temple Beth Sholom presents: The Empire Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course. Join TBS on Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. The cost for Men’s Club Members and families are $60. For Non-Men’s Club Members are $65.
Share the warmth of Shabbat with Rabbi Alan B. Lucas, Rabbi Jennifer Schlosberg, and Cantor Ofer Barnoy and company. Dinner is at 6:45 p.m. and services are at 7:30 p.m. Please make reservations for dinner with the temple office. All are welcome to join services.
Join Temple Beth Sholom at 10:30 a.m. for Mini Minyan, for children ages 3-7, meets on Shabbat mornings. People will gather in the Youth Lounge for an energetic, child-centered Shabbat morning service.
Join the Chai Society at 6 p.m. for the Temple Sinai 18th annual Second Night Seder. Rabbi Michael White and Cantor Sergei Schwartz will conduct services. A traditional catered Passover Seder, catered by V&Z caterers. Featuring: gefilte fish, chicken soup with matzoh balls, tossed salad, choice of brisket with gravy chicken on the bone, string beans, potato kugel, tsimmes, and Passover desserts. Reservations are required and must be accompanied by a payment in full. No reservations will be accepted after March 5. Cost: Adults $52, children 5-12 $25, children age 4 and under are free. Temple Sinai is located at 425 Roslyn Rd. Call 621-6800 or log onto www.mysinai.org.
No card playing experience necessary. Teams will win prizes. Groups of less than four will be paired together. Game starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by desert. Doors will open for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost for residents: $20.00. Cost for non-residents: $25.00. Send checks with date of event and email address to: SAC, Village of East Hills, c/o Senior Activities Committee, Box 18, 209 Harbor Hill Rd., East Hills, NY 11576.
• Newplicate (supervised duplicate) Bridge at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn, every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to noon for bridge students, new players and social bridge players welcome. Short lesson, and earn points in a fun, friendly atmosphere. For reservations call 917-658-5991. Open Duplicate Bridge Game at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Refreshments served. Call 917-658-5991 for reservations.
• Bridge Game—A new ACBL sanctioned daytime bridge game will be held on Thursday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. For info and reservations call 917-658-5991.
Game night will be held every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Park at East Hills lounge. Send in information if you are bringing a game or would like to be paired with players. Send contact information and requested game to: SAC, Village of East Hills, c/o Senior Activities Committee, Box 18, 209 Harbor Hill Rd., East Hills, NY 11576.
Village Of Roslyn Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the first Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.
Village Of Flower Hill Board meets on the first Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall, One Bonnie Heights Rd., Flower Hill.
Village Of Roslyn Estates Board of Trustees will hold its public meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 25 The Tulips.
Village Of Roslyn Harbor Board of Trustees usually meets on the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall, 500 Motts Cove Rd. South, Roslyn Harbor.
Village Of East Hills Board meets on the third Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall on 209 Harbor Hill Rd., East Hills.
Village Of Roslyn Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.
Village Of Roslyn Historic District Board meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.
Village Of Roslyn Planning Board meets on the second Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.
Located at 75 Powerhouse Rd, Roslyn Heights. For more info about the following call 484-8185 or go to www.ChabadRoslyn.com:
•Persian Talmud Class. Study the fascinating logic and arguments of the 2000 year old Talmud which shaped Jewish law. Taught in Persian by Dr. Emil Korori. Every Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. No fee.
•Women’s Kabbalah Class. Join other women in exploring Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism in an inspiring and practical way. Every Tuesday from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. with Rabbi Yaakov Reiter. The course is free of charge and is open to the entire community. Prior knowledge not necessary.
•”Living Torah” Class. Study basic Torah from the beginning of Genesis with Shaul Calmenson, and discover its fascinating concepts and timeless lessons. Every Tuesday from 8 to 9 p.m. No fee.
•Weekly Torah-Portion Class. Study the weekly Torah portion with Kabbalistic insights and practical lessons, with Rabbi Aaron Konikov. Meets every Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at alternating homes. Call to find out this week’s location or to host a class.
•Meet Moses, Maimonides...and “a few guys from Brooklyn.” A one-on-one learning opportunity. Any subject of your choice. Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m.
Located at 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. Call 741-4305, ext. 10 for information on the following:
•Rabbi Martin S. Cohen conducts classes on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. on Great Jewish Books.
•Rabbi Martin S. Cohen teaches a class on Torah on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
•Current Events led by Irving Roth and David Stollwerk on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
•Zumba, a dance fitness program is held on most Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m.
•Duplicate Bridge: Monday mornings 9:30 to noon. Duplicate for beginners and social bridge players, Wednesday evenings 7 p.m., Thursday afternoons 12:30 p.m. Master points awarded, refreshments served. For information and reservations, call 917-658-5991.
•Healthy Parenting, a weekly gathering of parents interested in learning, sharing and growing healthy, happy families. Mondays at 1 p.m. at The Roslyn Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Broadway. Led by Diana Wenutu. Classes are free, but you need to register. Call 277-6177.
•Adult Children Caregiver Support Group facilitated by a licensed social worker from the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Bristal North Hills, 99 South Service Rd., North Hills, on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. If you are interested in joining, contact Amanda Tripodo, LMSW, 767-6856, ext. 12. There is a $10 fee per each session attended.
•Learn To Play The Bagpipes. The Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band is offering lessons at the Roslyn Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Broadway. Lessons are Tuesdays from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Stop by and see what it’s all about. Call 815-2117.
•Free Weekly Stand-Up Comedy Show every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Simply Fondue of Great Neck, 24 Great Neck Rd., (across the street from the LIRR Great Neck station), second floor, The Gardens shopping plaza, Great Neck. No admission fees; no drink minimums - just free comedy. Featuring acts from top clubs of Manhattan and LI. Call 466-4900.
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:00
The recent adoption the Common Core Learning Standards, a rigorous series of teacher and student assessment testing, and the potential sharing of confidential student information with third parties have resulted in a radical change in the educational landscape in New York State—one that many parents have been concerned about.
To address these growing concerns, the Great Neck School District’s United Parent Teacher Council recently hosted a question and answer session at South High School with New York State Regent Roger Tilles, a Great Neck resident who has been outspoken with both his support of content the Common Core and his disapproval in how the new set of learning standards have been implemented.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
At a meeting last week, after almost four hours of back and forth between Clover Drive residents, the attorney representing builder Frank Lalazarian’s controversial Old Mill II project and members of the Village of Great Neck’s Planning Board, there was very little progress, no vote taken and far more questions than answers.
The subdivision plan, a project under discussion for the last five years and recently approved by the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals, calls for 11 houses to be built in the area behind the Old Mill Apartments, with sole access from Clover Drive. Complicating the builder’s efforts to gain approval to start building is the fact that one of the lots is within the boundaries of Great Neck Estates and will require that village’s approval also. Additionally, Lalazarian’s project must gain the approval of several Nassau County agencies, including its department of public works, department of health and planning commission.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:23
The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Great Neck’s Ayal Hod is the proud coach of Great Neck’s winning Top Gun sixth grade team in the Island Garden Fall League. Hod puts together the team every season, mixing local youngsters from Great Neck and children son Dillon’s AAU Jamaica Queens team. The league is very competitive and challenging and it teaches the children many valuable lessons: “how to be great teammates by sharing the ball, how to compete hard on every possession and what you put in is what you get out.”
Hod says that the main challenge is for every child to bring their individual talent to the team and collectively they have something special. an ex-player, he says that “basketball was very good to me, it helped pay my college education and it paid my-bills for many years to come via several basketball commercials ... basketball also opened many doors for me and it helped me tremendously in my business career.”
Hod enjoys sharing his basketball journey background with his son and his friends and having them learn lessons too.