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Free Prostate Screening - September 26

At The John Engeman Theater - September 29

Wednesday Morning Mussar Study - October 2

 

Thursday, September 26

Free Prostate Screening

St. Francis Hospital will host a free prostrate screening that includes a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). No appointments necessary. This program is for men between the ages of 50-75 (40 with risk factors) who are not currently under the care of an urologist. The event will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research & Education, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. No fee. Please call 629-2013 for information only.

Sunday, September 29

At The John Engeman Theater

The Senior Activity Committee (SAC) at The Park At East Hills will host a play, 12 Angry Men at the John Engeman Theater. The play begins at 2 p.m. with dinner to follow. 

Wednesday, October 2 

Wednesday Morning Mussar Study 

Come to our first Mussar Study with Rabbi Andrew Gordon at 11 a.m. Mussar is a medieval and Chasidic study that focuses on Tikkun Middot, the refining of the soul’s traits.  Participants will use the Torah, ancient Mussar texts, and the modern commentary of Alan Morinis to focus on character development.  Each month they will study a different Middah - a quality of the heart - such as patience, generosity, humility, compassion and simplicity. All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

Tuesday, October 8 

Annual Women’s Wellness Seminar

Get updates on the latest in women’s health from guest speakers and experts from The Women’s Center of St. Francis Hospital. The event takes place on  October 8 from 7:00 - 9 p.m. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research & Education is located at 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. Call 516-629-2140.

The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom

Join Rabbi Michael White at 10 a.m. for The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom.  Discussions will center on the Torah portion of the week, along with ancient and modern commentaries. You will see how relevant, inspiring and transformative the Torah’s messages are to lives, struggles and circumstances.  No previous knowledge or experience is necessary.  Come to one session or all the sessions. All are welcome. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 621-6800. www.mysinai.org.

Thursday, October 10

Lunch In Hudson Valley

On October 10, the Senior Activity Committee (SAC) at The Park At East Hills will join with The Rockefeller Estate and Union Church for lunch at Sunset Cove restaurant in the historic Hudson Valley. The bus leaves the park at 8 a.m. 

Friday, October 11 

Kulanu Shabbat 

Come to Kulanu Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, October 11. It is National Coming Out Day, a day when Temple Sinai raises its voices and comes out in support of the LGBTQ community.  Temple Sinai will be hosting special Shabbat services lead by the Kulanu Committee and Generation Equality.  Join the temple and show your support. There is strength is numbers.  All are welcome. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

Sunday, October 13

Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

On Sunday, October 13, local residents will join together for The Lustgarten Foundation’s 13th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which will be held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers can participate in a one or three-mile walk along Jones Beach’s scenic boardwalk. Since its inception, the Long Island Walk has grown to more than 7,000 participants and raised more than $9.3 million for pancreatic cancer research. Visit www.curePC.org for more information. Pre-registration fee: $50.00. Walk-in registration fee: $60.00. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. The walk takes place at Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, Field 5.

Thursday, October 17

Scott D. Reich Lecture

Join Temple Sinai’s own Scott D. Reich at 7:30 p.m. as he speaks about his soon to be released book The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation. Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s death, we find ourselves in an era of unprecedented political division and cynicism, where politicians talk past one another and the spirit of “ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country” is less visible than it should be. Filled with perceptive insights and verve, The Power of Citizenship is the dynamic book needed to bring us back on track.  Please join the temple for what promises to be a fascinating and inspirational evening. Books will be available for sale and there will be a post-talk book signing.  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights, 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.


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

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.


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



Calendar

Pete Hamill Lecture - December 5

Chazak Celebration - December 7

More Mussar Programs - January 8


Columns

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