For the past year, Manetto Hill Jewish Center (MHJC), a progressive Conservative synagogue in Plainview, has been celebrating its 45th birthday. And members — both long-timers and new ones — are comfortable in its skin.
A small, but growing synagogue, its motto “large enough to serve you, small enough to know you,” has been embraced by its 200-family congregation. Ronni Mordechai, a mother of two young adult children from Levittown, joined MHJC three years ago.
Life can be hard enough without having to worry if the next bite you take will have you sick to your stomach. No, we’re not talking food poisoning; we’re talking celiac disease, and it’s an ailment that affects, depending on where you get your statistics, up to 1 in 150 people in the U.S. alone.
A young Plainview resident is getting a jump on his professional, post-college career.
Matthew Silver, a master’s student at the University at Buffalo School of Management, was recently selected as one of only six students nationwide to earn a post-graduate technical assistantship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The FASB establishes accounting and financial reporting standards for all businesses in the country, and landing an assistantship with the organization is considered the business school equivalent of clerking for a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
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.”
The passing of a Plainview resident due to leukemia inspired a local restaurateur to help others touched by the dreadful disease.
Tony Lubrano, owner of Piccola Bussola in Mineola, started Night On The Town in memory of his father, Plainview native Pasquale, after the family patriarch died. Pasquale Lubrano was an Italian immigrant who came to the U.S. in 1957, seeking the American dream. His dream came true in 1980 when he opened his own restaurant in Glen Cove, La Bussola Ristorante.
As the years accumulate — slowly at first, and faster as time goes by — many people find themselves in their twilight years struggling to retain the independence that defined their adult lives for many a year; for some, this is harder than others, and a helping hand in this situation can indeed be a blessing.
Abe Kirschman works for the Town of Oyster Bay out of the Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center of Plainview, assigned to POB CARES, as he has done so for the past seven years and counting. POB CARES is a Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC), which is primarily a volunteer-driven organization that is dedicated to helping the elder members of the community, free of charge. Kirschman said that the only requirements for aid are that someone be over the age of 60 and a resident of Plainvew-Old Bethpage.
Classical music will once again take center stage at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, as the North Shore Symphony Orchestra presents the third concert of its 53rd season Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education President Ginger Lieberman was honored by more 350 of Long Island’s most ardent public education supporters recently, as one of 16 honorees to receive the 2014 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award at the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation’s annual gala. The distinction is bestowed on those individuals or organizations that have made a substantial impact on public education in Nassau County.
Nassau BOCES created the awards program to recognize those who share its mission of ensuring a successful, challenging, caring and safe environment that enables students of all ages and abilities to achieve their maximum potential.
The wife of a Plainview man traveled all the way from Uganda to Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola to give birth the way she wished.
Chanda Ginsberg, whose Plainview native husband works for the United Nations and is currently posted in Uganda, was determined to have a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). And when the time came, she and her husband chose Winthrop. While researching labor and delivery options, the couple was uncomfortable with the medical providers in Uganda and regional hospitals in East Africa. Her husband’s family lives in Melville with connections to Winthrop; his mother is a nurse practitioner who has worked with Winthrop, and his brother’s children were born at the Hospital as well. She also had her first child there three years ago, when they were back in the U.S. between posts.
Evel Knievel twitched his nose, wiggled his tattooed ear and winked at the Palamino bunny. Too Hot to Trot flipped over and was judged according to the American Rabbit Breeders Standard of Perfection.
The haybarn in the Old Bethpage Village Restoration recently played host to 40 exhibitors with their assortment of bunnies ranging from Dutch Satins, Angoras, English Lop, and the Lionshead at the annual Spring Long Island Rabbit Show put on by the Long Island Rabbit Breeders Association. After viewing these animals, one quickly realizes that not all rabbits are white with pink noses.
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