Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 25 October 2013 00:00
Pope Francis is the first pontiff in history to be a native of Argentina. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Roslyn will host a talk by a rabbi who has co-authored a book with Pope Francis before the latter became world famous figure.
Rabbi Skorka is rector of Seminario Rabinico Latinamerica in Buenos Aires. In 2010, Rabbi Skorka and then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio co-authored Sobre el cielo y la tierra, which following the Cardinal’s election to the papacy in 2013, was published in English as On Heaven and Earth. The book essentially is a conversation between the two men on various subjects, including faith, family, history and interfaith relations. Published by Random House, it has received a warm reception in the United States.
“This remarkable book wonderfully demonstrates the positive relationship Pope Francis has developed with Jews and Judaism,” said Rabbi Eric J. Greenberg, director, Department of Interfaith Affairs Anti-Defamation League. “These honest and respectful exchanges between then-Cardinal Bergoglio and Argentinian Rabbi Abraham Skorka on a wide range of sensitive and complex topics - God, religion, fundamentalism, politics, and the Holocaust - is a model not only for Jews and Catholics but for all those seeking productive interfaith dialogue in helping to repair a broken world.”
On November 6, Rabbi Skorka will discuss both the book and his friendship with Pope Francis. He will also share his ideas of what a constructive dialogue of the religiously faithful might bring to the moral state of the world. In addition,
Rabbi Skorka will address his thoughts on current Catholic-Jewish relations.
Admission to this vital talk is free, but reservations are required. RSVP at 5-16-741-4305.
Four days after Rabbi Skorka’s talk, Shelter Rock will host a talk by another author. On Sunday, Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m., The Adult Family Education Institute of Shelter Rock Jewish Center and the local B’nai Birth Chapter will co-sponsor a lecture by Alexander Kaufman to discuss his latest book The Precipice Option.
For reservations, call 516-741-4305, ext. 10.
Shelter Rock Jewish Center is located at 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00
It is widely known that the day after Thanksgiving, “Black Friday,” is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. But since 2010, “Small Business Saturday” has become an increasingly popular day for both consumers and local mom-and-pop stores. The Village of Roslyn was bustling this past Saturday as shoppers took advantage of discounted prices and free parking in the downtown area.
“We have been busy all day,” said Jill Scherer, owner of Jill Scherer Ltd, a boutique that sells women’s clothes, makeup and gifts. “Since we opened this morning we’ve had a lot of customers come in to take advantage of our discounted items on sale.”
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
Over a decade ago, and in response to the Stop & Shop controversy, the Village of Roslyn Board of Trustees drafted and approved a Master Plan for future village construction.
Now, the village is taking another step forward in realizing a coherent development plan, this one concerning downtown Roslyn. At the November meeting, the board began discussions on amendments to the municipal code to create both a Waterfront Development Overlay District and a Waterfront Mixed Use District.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Now that the Roslyn Bulldogs football season is over, let’s review some final numbers for that championship season.
All year long, the Bulldogs’ explosive offense relied on the heroics of quarterback Adam Combs, plus running backs Thomas Davis, Alex Epprecht and Chris Snipes and wide receiver Isaiah Hunter.
On the ground, Davis had 626 yards on 84 carries, while Snipes was close behind with 558 yards on 83 attempts. Senior star Alex Epprecht pitched in with 290 yards on 35 carries, while Combs, a threat both running and passing had 66 yards on 20 rushes. Davis and Epprecht had four touchdowns, while Snipes hit pay dirt three times.
Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00
It’s not just the Roslyn High School football team that had a great year this past fall,
The Roslyn Marching Bulldogs continued to add to their reputation as one of the top high school bands in the New York metropolitan area.