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theRoslynNews.com Calendar

Friday Morning Mussar Study - May 10

Berman Does Merman - May 23

Adult Activity Club - May 23 

Friday, May 10

Friday Morning Mussar Study 

Come to Friday Morning Mussar Study with Rabbi Andrew Gordon at 11 a.m. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

Tuesday, May 14 

Why Reform Judaism? Lecture 

Join Rabbi Michael White at 10 a.m. for Why Reform Judaism? Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

Thursday, May 23

Berman Does Merman

Join Temple Sinai at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of entertainment.  From the same team that brought you Berman Does Merman, they now present, Berman Does Garland, a tribute to the often triumphant, but tragic life of Judy Garland.  Members:  free; non-members:  suggested contribution $5.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

Adult Activity Club 

Adult Activity Club Pre-Show Pizza, Pasta & Salad Dinner at 6:30 p.m.  Join Temple Sinai for a “lite bite” before Berman Does Garland.  The cost is $12 for Adult Activity Club members; $18 for non-members.  Reservations are a must (so that we have enough food).  If you would like to attend, please call the Temple office at 516-621-6800 by Monday, May 20.  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

Friday, May 31

Light Classical Concert

Join Temple Sinai following the 7:45 p.m. Shabbat Service for a Light Classical Concert. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

Thursday, June 13

Eve Keller Lecture 

In cooperation with the Sid Jacobson JCC, Eve Keller will discuss her book, Two Rings: A Story of Love and War at 7:30 p.m. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

Friday, June 14 

Friday Morning Mussar Study 

Come to Friday Morning Mussar Study with Rabbi Andrew Gordon at 11 a.m. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

Ongoing

Game Night

Game night will be held every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Park at East Hills lounge. Send in information if you are bringing a game or would like to be paired with players. Send contact information and requested game to: SAC, Village of East Hills, c/o Senior Activities Committee, Box 18, 209 Harbor Hill Rd., East Hills, NY 11576.

Board Meetings

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 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.

Weekly Events

Chabad Of Roslyn Programs

Located at 75 Powerhouse Rd, Roslyn Heights. For more info about the following call 484-8185 or go to www.ChabadRoslyn.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.

At The Shelter Rock Jewish Center

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.

•Duplicate Bridge: Monday mornings 9:30 to noon. Duplicate for beginners and social bridge players, Wednesday evenings 7 p.m., Thursday afternoons 12:30 p.m.  Master points awarded, refreshments served. For information and reservations, call 917-658-5991. 

•Strength To Strength At The JCC. The Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills, is offering Strength to Strength, a wellness program for improving the body, mind and spirit of cancer survivors. The program includes Pilates, range of motion exercises and supportive counseling. Physician clearance is required. The event takes place Mondays and Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The program is free. Call 484-1545, ext. 196 or email the JCC at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•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. Wednesdays from 1 to 3 at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave.

•Rotary Club Of Roslyn meets every Thursday of every month at 12:15 p.m. at Mim’s of Roslyn, 235 Roslyn Rd. Call Deborah Gottlieb 484-1800, ext. 213 for more information.


News

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.

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.


Sports

SUNY College at Old Westbury recently named Dr. Anthony DeLuca of Levittown as the College’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2014-15 academic year.  

DeLuca, now entering his third year at Old Westbury, also holds the position as director Old Westbury’s Honors College.

 

“We are thrilled that Dr. DeLuca will serve as Old Westbury’s Faculty Athletics Representative,” said director of athletics Lenore Walsh.  “He is a champion for intercollegiate athletics and has been involved with our program since his arrival at Old Westbury.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with Dr. DeLuca in support of our students’ academic and athletic pursuits at Old Westbury.”

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.



Calendar

Pete Hamill Lecture - December 5

Chazak Celebration - December 7

More Mussar Programs - January 8


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com