Friday, 10 February 2012 00:00
The Power of Good Film
Sunday, February 12
Ask the Doctor
Tuesday, February 14
Jewish Business Ethics Course
Wednesday, February 15
Dr. Hussein Rashid, a faculty member in the Department of Religion at Hofstra University, will speak about Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights. (www.mysinai.org). His talk will review historic roots of hatred against the world’s ethnic groups, and outline his desire as a devout Muslim to promote harmony between religions. A graduate of Columbia University, Dr. Rashid earned a master’s degree in Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School. He then received an MA and PhD from at Harvard in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. A consultant to two former U.S. presidential candidates, Dr. Rashid is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has appeared on most major U.S. television networks as well as those in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Russia. He has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post and on NPR. The talk is free and open to the public, and will include a question-and-answer period.
Temple Judea of Manhasset, 333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset, presents the documentary film The Power of Good. This film tells the story of courage and determination of one man, Nicholas Winton, who has been called “ Britain’s Schindler.” This young unsung hero, together with his team of concerned and dedicated individuals, managed to save 669 endangered children from almost certain death at the hands of Nazis and Nazi collaborators. For 50 years Nicholas Winton told no one of his rescue efforts and missions until his wife discovered papers in their attic that related to his prewar activities. Today, there are more than 5,000 descendants living around the world today. The entire community, all generations, is invited to this outstanding film sponsored by the Greatest Generation of Temple Judea of Manhasset. 3 to 4 p.m. A fee of $10 per person includes admission and “more than a nosh.” RSVP by Feb. 10 to the temple office 621-8049.
Meet two of St. Francis Hospital’s top cardiologists without having to make an appointment. Get your questions answered about how to take good care of your heart. The session runs from 2 to 3 p.m. at The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education, Conference Room 2, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. For more information or to RSVP, call 629-2013. Program: Nathaniel Reichek, MD, director or research, talks about the risk of heart disease.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 150 Hicks Ln., will present “Courting the Jester,” Robert Spiotto’s Musical Tribute to Danny Kaye. Multi-talented Bob Spiotto sings and dances in a non-stop overview of Kaye’s life, told with energy and humor. Come and see him in this 90-minute tour-de-farce with musical direction and accompaniment by Peter A. Pece. 3 p.m. Tickets are $10/adult with discounts for students and seniors. The price of admission includes a “Meet the Artist” dessert reception that follows the show. Call 482-5701.
Invites all women to its “The Winds of Change” luncheon. The luncheon on March 6, promptly at noon at the Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, 25 Main St., Roslyn. The cost of the luncheon is $25. If you pay by check, make it out to cash. “Preparing for Spring” will be presented by Laura Graney from the Cupcake Corner in Garden City with information about all kinds of parties. “Breezy Lyrics” will be presented by soloist, Debbie Prezanno. Debbie will present an inspiring message regarding “Spring Forth with New Life.”For reservations or information call Jane Voss 742-0861 (after 10 a.m.) or Alice Russo 248-9726 by Feb. 24. Cancellations are essential.
Located at 401 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights. Call 621-2288 or information on the following:
•Feb. 12: Hartman Class. The Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture Series is an ongoing study program for congregations and organizations comprising lectures on DVD, as well as study with the clergy. This program enhances our knowledge and engagement, and expands our ability to respond to key questions facing the Jewish people and contemporary society. 9 a.m.
•Feb. 12: Day Camp Open House. Come explore your child’s camping opportunities and enjoy an informative tour of the facilities. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Located at 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights. Call 621-6800:
•Feb. 13: (Session 1 of 3). Join Cantor Gabi Arad at 7:30 p.m. for Roots and Wings: How to Become a More Centered Jew. Explore different ways to center ourselves as Jews. Through text study, meditation, music, sharing and self-reflection you will walk away with tools to center yourself every day. Walk away feeling rooted in your Jewish identity, while at the same time ready to spread your wings and be open to new experiences. 7:30 p.m. Free.
•Feb. 14: Join Rabbi Michael White monthly at 10 a.m. or 8 p.m. for A Pathway for Jewish Identity and Spirituality: the Book of Exodus in the Torah. The Book of Exodus tells the story of creation of the Jewish people. It contains sparks of enlightenment that can help all of us grow on our own pathways as modern Jews. All are welcome. Free.
•Feb. 27: (Session 2 of 3). Join Cantor Gabi Arad at 7:30 p.m. for Roots and Wings: How to Become a More Centered Jew. Explore different ways to center ourselves as Jews. Through text study, meditation, music, sharing and self-reflection you will walk away with tools to center yourself every day. Walk away feeling rooted in your Jewish identity, while at the same time ready to spread your wings and be open to new experiences. All are welcome. Free.
•Feb. 28: Temple Sinai Florida Luncheon. All are welcome to join Rabbi Michael White, President David Schwartz and Executive Director Ethel Liebeskind at noon at Fleming’s Bistro, Boca Raton, FL. Temple Sinai members (present and past), their families, and friends are invited and encouraged to attend. Cost: $30 per person includes choice of chicken, fish or pasta and dessert. Call Phyllis in the temple office 621-6800 for reservations.
The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the Arts, History and Sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sing for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
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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 8:30 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.
Roslyn Water District meets on the first, second and third Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at 24 West Shore Rd.
Located at 75 Powerhouse Rd, Roslyn Heights. For more info about the following call 484-8185 or go to www.Chabad Roslyn.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.
•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.
•Great Neck Choral Society meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Choral Room at Great Neck South Middle School, 349 Lakeville Rd, Lake Success. Dr. Virginia Davidson, conductor. For information call 884-5795 or 536-0451. Website: www.gnchoral.org.
•Weekly Discussion of current events and issues concerning women every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Womanspace, GN Senior Community Center, 80 Grace Ave., Great Neck. Call 829-6566.
•Womanspace now in its 32nd year meets weekly to discuss issues of interest and concern to women. New members are welcome. Join us on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave.
•Rotary Club of Roslyn meets every Thursday of ever month at 12:15 p.m. at Mim’s of Roslyn, 235 Roslyn Rd. Call Deborah Gottlieb 484-1800, ext. 213 for more information.
•Bingo Games every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove. $1,500 in cash prizes. Door prizes and progressive on last game. Smoke-free environment. Call 676-1828 for further info.
•Ballroom/Social Dancing every Friday at the Polish Club, 5 Pulaski Pl., Port Washington, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music by DJ. Donation $14. Two drinks, bagels, cake and coffee included. Call 883-5553 for more information.
•Children’s Junior Congregation for ages 6 and up is held every Saturday from 10:45 a.m. to noon at Chabad of Roslyn, 75 Powerhouse Rd., Roslyn Heights. Our experienced staff leads it, with Prayer, Song, Stories, Games, Refreshments, Prizes and more. Call 484-8185.
•Family Promise of NC. Are you concerned about helping homeless families in our local communities? You are invited to meetings for Family Promise of Nassau County, Inc., the third Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Baptist Church, 635 New Hyde Park Rd., NHP (352-9672 ). All congregations invited: Churches, synagogues, mosques and NC residents. The need is great. Call Family Promise at 684-9833.
•VFW Post #5253 meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month (only on the second Wednesday in the summer, November and December) at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Rd,. Albertson. For more information call 833-7536.
•Ancient Order of Hibernians, NC Division #19 Fr. Patrick J. Whitney. Hibernian meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month from 8 to 9:15 p.m.ish at St Peter of Alcantara, Port Washington, in the convent.
•Look Good...Feel Better, a free support program presented by the American Cancer Society in partnership with the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, which helps cancer patients look and feel their best during and after cancer treatment. Held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Arena Oncology Associates, PC, 1999 Marcus Ave., Suite 120, Lake Success. For information or to reserve a space call Georgianna Barakat, LCSW, 365-2430.
•Duplicate Bridge Game sponsored by the Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 150 Hicks Ln. The game begins at 7:15 p.m. in the Upstairs Garden Room of the synagogue. Triple points are awarded; snacks are provided. The fee is $11/person, payable at the door. Call Lily Lesser, Sisterhood president, 773-0097 or the temple office 482-5701 for further information.
•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. There is also a Duplicate Bridge at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Nursery School Atrium of the Shelter Rock Jewish Center. Refreshments served. Call for reservations.
•Duplicate Bridge Game. An open game is held every Monday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. at Temple Judea, 333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset. Master points are awarded. There is a $10 card fee. Refreshments served. For questions call Lynn Weiss 718-279-1005.
•Duplicate Bridge Game, an open game on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, Main St., Port Washington. There is an $11 card fee. For questions call Ann Schwartz 747-5461.
•Duplicate Bridge. Friendly ACBL Accredited Duplicate Bridge Game. Refreshments served. Bring your favorite partner or we will get you one. Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. at Sterling Glen, 146 Glen St., Glen Cove. An ACBL certified director is in charge. Card fee $5. Call Mayer 671-2095.
•Duplicate Bridge Games are held every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Center, 29 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset. If you are interested in a friendly duplicate game, call Jo-Ann Damato at 883-9248 for more information. Meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.
Open to all boys 11-18 years old. Meets at sponsor: Temple Beth Sholom, 401 Roslyn Rd., Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Contact Steven Cahn 621-3890.
Open to all boys 6-10 years old. Meets at sponsor: Temple Beth Sholom, 401 Roslyn Rd., Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Dan Sharon 428-3633.
Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.
The residents of East Hills Park are looking for bridge players who are East Hills residents only who would like to join the group. It takes place Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m. in the East Hills Lounge. Call 621-8782.
Mature women looking for canasta players to play canasta Wednesdays or Fridays at the Links of Roslyn. Call 365-6048.
Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call a LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from US Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.
Ages 6 to 16. Beginners welcome. One session for ages 6 to 8. Second session ages 9 to 16. Classes are held in Roslyn. Instructor Ko Kila Bennett. Call 625-1532 for more information.
From May through October, the Sands-Willets House, circa 1735, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the headquarters of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society is open for guided tours of its 10 fully furnished rooms on the first and third Sunday of each month. Also included is a tour of the 1600’s Dutch barn. Tour hours: 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. An admission fee of $5 per adult and $2.50 for children under 12 helps the society maintain the house, its barn and the grounds on which they stand. Basement “Trash & Treasures” will also be open, for bargain-hunting enjoyment. Located at 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. For further information, call 365-9074.
Nassau County’s Runaway Hotline offers free and confidential counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week to parents and families of youth experiencing problems at home. Information and referrals are available. Emergency housing is provided to youth if needed. Call 781-9800 before the problem leads to a runaway, throwaway or abuse situation.
Is the American Cancer Society’s two-hour class for women undergoing treatment for cancer. It is designed to help them deal with possible appearance-related side effects such as hair loss and skin changes, while enhancing their self-image at the same time. Trained volunteer cosmetologists provide participants with tips on skin care, makeup application, wig/turban styling, etc. Every participant receives a complimentary box of make-up containing the products used in the program. The class is free. Preregistration required. Some of the sessions are done in Spanish and English. Held at North North University Hospital in Manhasset. Call 800-ACS-2345.
The Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Admission is $10 adults; $8 seniors (62+); $4 children (4-12); members free. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee (members free). There is a docent-led exhibition tour every day at 2 p.m.; meet in the lobby, no reservations are needed. Each Sunday the museum offers family art activities, free with museum admission, beginning at 1 p.m. The Museum Store is open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For current exhibitions, events, director and other information, call (516) 484-9337 or log onto nassaumuseum.org.
Weekly sales of clothes, books and many other items. Hours Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 319 Cedar Swamp Rd., Glen Head. Call 676-0361. Closed for renovations.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within
the town’s boundaries.
Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of
North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.
Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray.
The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at www.othgny.com, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.
— Submitted by Jerry Mazza