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Locals Enjoy Synagogue BBQ

Members and guests of North Shore Synagogue’s Brotherhood BBQ and Erev Shabbat Service enjoyed a wonderful summer’s evening in early July with a classic BBQ and services led by Brotherhood, with help from Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.   

“This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of Brotherhood, which focuses on building camaraderie among our members, and instilling a strong sense of community away from the hectic pressures of our day-to-day lives,” said  Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.

As the synagogue begins the second year since Temple Beth Elohim, formerly in Old Bethpage, merged with North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, the attendance that evening demonstrated how smoothly the congregations have come together, with as many congregants and Brotherhood members coming from Plainview and Old Bethpage as from Syosset and nearby communities.

“Our Brotherhood BBQs in the summer and around Sukkot in the fall are among the most popular events at North Shore Synagogue,” noted Brotherhood co-president Michael Rothar. “More than 80 people attended on this beautiful Friday evening.”

In addition to cooking up burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and potato knishes, Brotherhood members led the evening’s Shabbat service. The men led the congregants in prayer in English and Hebrew while Rabbi Shalhevet and Cantor Pilatsky’s voices and guitar accompaniment enhanced the service. The sermon that evening was delivered by Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.

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When you walk into the Apple Store, you expect to be greeted with the latest in cutting edge technology. However, if you stroll into your local library, you might just be impressed by a similar level of tech there as well.

Already boasting accoutrements such as iPads and digital downloads, patrons of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library now have two options on how to check out materials such as books and movies; the trustworthy librarian, or a snappy new device called the SmartServe 400, an electronic kiosk that enables visitors to do it all themselves, according to Library Director Gretchen Browne.

When it comes to food, New York is known for three things; pizza, deli sandwiches and bagels. Some of the best bagels are right here on Long Island. Plainview to be exact.

“When I was in eighth grade, I took a job at the local bagel store next to the high school,” said Steve Cohen, owner of Town Bagel in Plainview. “I still have that same job today, 36 years later.”


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