Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
Scott D. Reich Lecture - October 17
Class Of 1953 Reunion - October 19
Death And Mourning Workshop - October 22
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shirley Graetz, PhD. will be the guest speaker at Shelter Rock Jewish Center on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the Author Book Discussion Series. As an introduction to her debut novel She Wrote on Clay, Dr. Shirley Graetz will be lecturing about the spellbinding life of the naditu, a class of wealthy, monastic businesswomen who lived 3,800 years ago in Mesopotamia. Dr. Graetz will present the historical sources about the naditu women, which are the basis of her novel. The lecture will be accompanied by visual material and reading of ancient texts. In addition, she will introduce you to Iltani, the fascinating heroine of her novel. The Shelter Rock Jewish Center is located at 272 Shelter Rock Rd.
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.
The Shelter Rock Jewish Center, Roslyn, invites the community to hear Sharon Keller, Ph.D, discuss “Sex, Murder and More Sex: Forming a Nation, Returning to the Land” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26 at the synagogue, 272 Shelter Rock Rd. As Scholar in Residence for that Shabbat, Dr. Keller will discuss particular parts of the Bible at each of three sessions. On Friday evening, she will present pertinent parts of the biblical story of Joseph, using ancient Egyptian texts and the Koran, in addition to the Bible. On Saturday following services, she will consider the story of Moses and the Exodus. And finally on Saturday between afternoon and evening services, she will talk about the Book of Ruth. There will be copies of the text for participants, and each program will include a Q and A discussion. Sharon Keller is a member of the faculty at Hofstra University. For Friday evening dinner reservations, contact the Synagogue at 741-4305 ext. 10.
On October 27, the Senior Activity Committee (SAC) at The Park At East Hills will hold a brunch, featuring special guest speaker William C. Burton, Village of East Hills attorney and partner in Sagat Burton LLP. The talk, entitled “The Life of A Lobbyist In Washington, DC.” begins at 11 a.m.
On October 29, the Senior Activity Committee (SAC) at The Park At East Hills will host an author talk and book signing with Bonnie Trachtenberg, author of Wedlocked. The event is scheduled to last from 7 to 9 p.m.
Come to Wednesday Morning 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.
Join Rabbi Michael White at 10 a.m. for The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom. The 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. (Also being held Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. on November 12, December 3, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on January 13, February 10, March 10, the last eight dates in 2014.) All are welcome. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights, 516-621-6800. www.mysinai.org.
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, 05 December 2013 00:00
The 2013-2014 college basketball season is underway and Roslyn resident George Beamon is off to a scorching start, as he makes his claim as one of the top scoring guards in the country.
Beamon, a senior at Manhattan College has led the Jaspers to a 4-2 record. He was the leading scorer in Manhattan’s first five games, tallying 24 points in the win against LaSalle, 28 points in a tight 71-70 over Columbia, 34 points in a loss against George Washington, and 24 points in both a win over Illinois State and a loss to Fordham.
Beamon was also a team leader in rebounds in the games against Columbia, George Washington and Fordham.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Buckley Country Day School upper school students from Roslyn earned top honors at the end of this fall’s interscholastic soccer season. Roslyn athletes pictured from left to right, are: Ansh Amin, Most Valuable Player, boys’ fifth and sixth grade Blue team; Kenneth Silver, Most Improved Player, boys’ fifth and sixth grade Blue team; and Eleni Vasiliades, Bulldog Spirit Award, girls’ fifth and sixth grade Blue team.