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Chanukah On Ice - December 1

The Torah's Timeless Wisdom - December 3

Mussar Study - December 4

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27; Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2 & 3

 

Chanukah Candle Lighting

Welcome the Festival of Lights with Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills. Families of all ages are invited to light the Chanukah candles at 5 p.m. and stay for a special activity. For more information, contact Rabbi Lina Zerbarini, Director of Jewish Life & Learning, at 516-484-1545 ext. 166, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.sjjcc.org.

 

Sunday, Dec.1

 

Chanukah On Ice

All are invited to celebrate Chanukah at “Chanukah on Ice,” to be held Sunday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Iceland, 3345 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park. The day features open skating with family and friends, the lighting of a giant six-foot ice Menorah, Chanukah arts & crafts and a kosher concession stand. Admission is $10, which includes skate rental. For more information call Chabad of Roslyn: 516-484-3500 or visit www.ChabadRoslyn.com

 

Tuesday, Dec. 3 

 

The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom

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 Nov. 12, Dec. 3, Jan. 14, Feb.11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, Feb. 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.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 4 

 

Wednesday Morning Mussar Study 

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.  (Also being held Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb.12, March 5, April 9, May 7, June 18, the last seven dates in 2014.)  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights, 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

 

Chanukah Party And Toy Drive

Sinai in the City and Rabbi Michael White invite all young professionals come to their 5th Annual Chanukah Party and Toy Drive.  The event will be on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at Penny Farthing, 103 Third Ave., New York City. Email Linda Neiman ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) in the temple office if you would like to attend or want more information on Sinai in the City.  The event is free.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd. at 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Thursday, Dec. 5

 

Pete Hamill Lecture 

The Sinai Notable Speaker Series kicks off with acclaimed author, Pete Hamill and the Temple Sinai “Big Read.”  The writer will visit Temple Sinai on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss his bestselling novel, Snow in August.  Hamill’s visit is the culminating event of various temple-wide activities and discussions based around his book.  Snow in August is set in post-World War-II Brooklyn, and explores the relationship between immigrant Orthodox Rabbi Judah Hirsch and Michael Devlin, an Irish Catholic boy.  

For temple members, the cost in advance is $18; at the door $25. For non-members, cost is $25, for students,  $10.    Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

 

Chazak Celebration

Join Temple Sinai for a Chazak Shabbat Celebration 10–11:30 a.m.  Chazak is an ongoing program for children six–14, with developmental differences. See your child grow, learn, and thrive in a nurturing, inclusive environment. All programs are free of charge and integrate music, movement, and other forms of enrichment into the learning experience.   Call 621-8016 to register and get additional information.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Wednesday, Jan. 8

 

More Mussar Programs

Come to Wednesday Morning Mussar Study with Rabbi Andrew Gordon at 11 a.m.  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Saturday, Jan. 11

 

More Chazak Celebrations

Another Temple Sinai Chazak Shabbat celebration will be held on Jan. 11, 2014 from 10–11:30 a.m.  Call 621-8016 to register and get additional information.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Monday, Jan. 13

 

More Torah Classes

Join Rabbi Michael White at 7:30 p.m. for The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Tuesday, Jan. 14

 

Morning Torah Classes

Join Rabbi Michael White at 10 a.m. for The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Monday, Jan. 20

 

Holiday Drop-Off Program

Join Temple Sinai for a Chazak Three Hour Holiday Drop-off Program from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.  Call 621-8016 to register and get additional information about our Chazak programs.  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

 

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.


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

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