Written by Randy Horowitz Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Temple Sinai Girls’ Club Celebrates Shabbat
On Friday, Nov 15, Temple Sinai of Roslyn’s Rosh Hodesh, the temple’s girls’ club for students in grades 4-6, celebrated Shabbat at Oh My Girls! in Syosset. They enjoyed a rejuvenating Zumba class and a serenity exercise. Then they made their own healthy smoothies and welcomed Shabbat by lighting candles and enjoying fresh challah.
Oh My Girls! is the first-ever health club designed exclusively for girls, ages 8 -18. Its focus is physical, nutritional, psychological, cognitive and social well being. OMG creates an environment that aims to put the fun back in girlhood while guiding its members toward healthy and successful living..
Temple Sinai’s Director of Youth Engagement, Alison Stamm, offers a positive all-female values-based Jewish experience. Together they have a blast doing art projects, social action, self-defense, and lots of other fun things, all while building a community of trust and kindness. If you’re looking for a safe, affirmative, and encouraging environment for your daughter—you’ve found it. This is a place for her to develop confidence, great self-esteem, and quality friendships.
Temple Sinai regularly offers fun, Jewish programming to children and teens. To find out more, contact Ethel Liebeskind, executive director at 516-621-6800.
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, 20 February 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
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