Temple Israel's Rabbi Waxman Announces Plans to Retire
Rabbi Mordecai Waxman-who more than anyone else shaped Temple Israel into a major force in the Conservative Movement during his 54 years of leadership of one of Great Neck's largest congregations-announced plans to retire within the coming year.
A longtime Great Neck resident, the chief graduated from Great Neck North in 1980, the same year he joined the Vigilants. At that time, the age requirement was 18, and he joined with a strong interest in working with the ambulance crew. Back then, there was no fire medic squad. Soon, though, Chief Singer realized that he actually preferred the firefighting side of the job. And even though he soon left for college, and then law school, and then some short out-of-town residences, he always maintained his ties with the Vigilants and tried to remain active in the department.
Great Neck Bicycle Challenge a Huge Success
Bicyclists came from throughout the tri-state area and beyond in multicolored lycra jerseys bearing exotic racing team and sponsor names, while the crowd gathered in festive anticipation. The weather and atmosphere could not have been more perfect as the 3rd Great Neck Bicycle Challenge got under way on Sunday morning, July 15 in the Village of Great Neck Plaza. The start/finish banner was strewn across a freshly painted finish line that bisected Grace Avenue at Barstow Road just outside Grace Avenue Park. It announced the presenter, Chase Manhattan of Great Neck, and co-sponsors The Inn at Great Neck, North Bay Cadillac of Great Neck and the Bicycle Planet of Syosset. Signature sponsors included Turn Key Real Estate of Great Neck and United Capital Corporation.
Wildwood to Host UCF Pro-Am
The Second Annual UCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament will be hosted by the Wildwood Pool and Tennis Club on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 1:30-5 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for local players to team up with the area's top teaching professionals in a competitive round-robin format. A minimum rating of 4.0 is required, plus the tax deductible $100 entry fee. This year women players rated 4.0 or higher are also invited to play with the pros in a mixed doubles round, starting at 1:30. Pros who have committed to play are Bob Litwin, David Fischbach, Willie Notar, Keith Kamborian, Adam Mandell, Scott Seeman, Dean Ehren, Ron Rodriguez, Rick Liebman and Ronnie Kahn.
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