Written by Herald Staff, email@example.com Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:00
Temple Chaverim is hosting a new member open house Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. The program includes Shabbat services followed by an extensive Oneg Shabbat. The Temple invites prospective members to take this opportunity to meet their dynamic clergy and innovative education director as well as members of our community.
According to Jody Steifman, member of the Temple Chaverim Membership Committee, Chaverim aims to bring the community closer together.
“We want to get the message to everyone that Chaverim means friends, and Temple Chaverim means community,” she said. “Our members have a variety of programs and activities to choose from, and we hope that everyone will become involved. Join for your children but stay for yourselves.”
And just a little more than one week after the open house, Temple Chaverim will host its third annual Casino and Entertainment Night on Saturday, May 10, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Club Chaverim will include live music and comedy in the “Lucky Chai Lounge,” as well as gaming tables including a game show, blackjack, roulette, craps and Texas Hold’em; all operated by Event Kings.
“We’ve expanded to a Night Club concept which includes musical entertainment with our Temple Chaverim Band,” said Jill Schwartz, the event’s chairperson. “Since the night falls in between the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness we have a Horse Racing theme for the evening. Wear a Kentucky Derby style hat and receive an additional raffle ticket. Join us for a fun evening.”
In addition to the gaming and the live entertainment there will be over 40 valuable raffle baskets. Some of the prizes will include Yankee/Mets tickets, electronics, restaurant and retail store gift certificates plus many more items.
Casino Night is open to the public. The fee for entry is $80 per person, which includes gaming table access, gourmet cocktail-style dinner, desserts and an open bar. All attendees must be 18 years or older and at least 21 to enjoy the open bar.
There is no fee to attend the open house or any Shabbat service.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
A little bit of Hollywood has come to Plainview. The Loft Sound Studio, a Plainview-based vocal and performance training facility, is the creation of lifelong music artists Donnie Klang and Matthew LaPorte. The duo says that they draw upon their personal experience of the ups and downs of the recording industry to give kids today the chance to be superstars.
“Essentially, we’re looking for the next Justin Bieber, someone we can train and teach them how to really become an artist, put them on YouTube and hope they really blow up,” said LaPorte. “If they do, through our connections that we made while we were in the music industry the past 15 years, we would try and get them a record deal.”
Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
On Sunday, Nov. 2 the 23-piece Concert Festival Orchestra presented a concert at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library of Grand Prix Winners from its 2014 Concerto Competition.
Conducted by Maestro Vladimir Polezhayev, the concert featured four pianists in the first half and two violinists and a vocalist in the second.