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Wellness Seminar - October 8

Lunch In Hudson Valley - October 10

Kulanu Shabbat - October 11

 

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.

 

Columbus Day Dinner Dance

Albertson VFW Post No. 5253 will hold its Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall at 155 Searingtown Rd. A hot buffet dinner, along with coffee and dessert will be available and live music from The Vic Vincent Group. Reservations are required, $40 per person. Make checks payable to the Albertson Post. For more information, call Harry Wurth at 516-708-7788.

 

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.

 

Saturday, October 19

Class Of 1953 Reunion

The Roslyn High School Class of 1953 will hold its 60th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The Roslyn Hotel. The evening will include a cocktail reception and dinner. Cost is $100.00 per person. Anyone with contact information should call Mickey Vergatta at 516-676-1740. The Roslyn Hotel is located at 1221 Old Northern Blvd.

 

Tuesday, October 22

Death and Mourning Workshop 

Come to Death and Mourning Workshop with Rabbi Andrew Gordon at 7:30 p.m.  There is no moment more challenging in our lives than when we need to say goodbye to a loved one and to comfort friends during their moment of grief.  Judaism can help people navigate the roller coaster of emotions that they feel during the days and months following a loss.  Join Rabbi Andrew Gordon and the Caring Committee as they discuss and learn about the different stages of loss, what to say or not to say at a shiva home, and the rituals that can provide comfort during these challenging moments.  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

 

Rice To Speak At Temple Judea

Temple Judea of Manhasset has announced that Kathleen Rice, District Attorney of Nassau County, will be their guest speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm. Ms. Rice will be speaking on Bullying and Cyber-bulling, an issue that is very relevant and affects all ages. RSVP’s are encouraged. Contact the temple office at 516-621-8049 if you are interested in attending. There is no charge for this event. Temple Judea of Manhasset is located at 333 Searingtown Rd.

 

Friday, October 25

Temple Sinai Book Club 

Join Havurat HaSefer, the Temple Sinai Book Club at 11 a.m., when they meet to discuss Jacob’s Folly by Rebecca Miller, a rollicking, ingenious, saucy book that takes a Jewish peddler in eighteenth-century Paris to twenty-first century Long Island reincarnated as a fly.  Join the temple as they explore the fascinating themes in this profoundly original novel.  Re-discover the pleasures of reading and the added delight of “sounding off”, by sharing feelings, pro and con, about the reading.  All are welcome.   Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights, 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

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