Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00
Saturday, April 6
Sunday, April 7
JJC Dessert Reception
Thursday, April 18
Are you renting, buying or a homeowner on Long Island? Want to learn about what opportunities are available? Come to the Action Long Island Housing and Rental Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Molloy College Suffolk Center, located at 7180 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale and meet with lenders, apartment owners, builders, realtors, community and government organizations who will answer your questions and help guide you in the right direction. This is a free event. For more information, visit www.actionlongisland.org or call 631-425-2700.
On Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah), Temple Beth Torah, located at 243 Cantiague Road in Westbury, will have a display of artifacts rescued from the Holocaust. Owners of this material will show and explain what it is and where it came from. Some of the people are survivors, children of survivors or just have a story to tell. Film clips will be shown on a continuous basis and there will be a speaker. A service will follow. Children from the Hebrew school will also view the “Pop-Up Museum.” All are welcome.
Woodbury Jewish Center invites members of the congregation and the larger community to a Holocaust remembrance ceremony at 7 p.m. at 200 Southwoods Road in Woodbury. This year, Evelyn Pike Rubin, author of Ghetto Shanghai, will discuss her experiences escaping Nazi Germany and her survival in Shanghai, China with her family. There will also be a memorial candelighting ceremony with children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. For more information, call the temple at 496-9100.
Monday Night at the Midway Movies is one of the synagogue’s finest adult education programs, though it doesn’t quite feel like one. People gather not just to watch great movies, but also to view and review them with Jewish eyes. All films are shown with English subtitles for anyone with listening challenges. Admission is free and the public is welcome. This week, the film is documentary Shanghai Ghetto, not rated, 95 minutes. Warning: this film features very graphic footage from the concentration camps. Film starts at 7:30 p.m.
There will be an auction with free admission to benefit Last Hope Animal Rescue at St. Bede’s Church located at 220 Berry Hill Road, Syosset. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 6:45 p.m. Live and Chinese auctions and a mini flea market will be available, as well as refreshments at a nominal charge. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s pet adoption and community outreach programs. For more information, call 631-425-1884 or visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.
The “Mommy and Me” program at The Green Vale School in Old Brookville will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on these Mondays: April 15, 22 and 29 and May 6. There is no charge for these toddler playdates with Early Childhood faculty in the Schwerin Early Childhood Center and participants may attend just one or all four. Please contact Colleen Fortuna at 628-5146 with any questions.
The next regular meeting of the Jericho Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, April 15 at 8:15 p.m. in the meeting room.
This week, can two Jewish kids from Brooklyn, one a Hasid and one comfortable with modernity, find common ground in Brooklyn of the 1940’s? PG, 108 minutes, film starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Nassau Mid-Island Chapter takes center stage at Carle Place High School (168 Cherry Lane) to offer “Barbershop – Broadway & Beyond,” on Saturday evening, April 20 at 8:07 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door. The Long Island Harmonizers chorus, its talented quartets and “’Up All Night,” a top guest quartet, entertain during the two-hour presentation. For more information, visit www.longislandharmonizers.org.
The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Nassau Mid-Island Chapter takes center stage at Carle Place High School (168 Cherry Lane) to offer “Barbershop – Broadway & Beyond,” on Sunday afternoon, April 21 at 3:07 pm. For more information, visit www.longislandharmonizers.org.
A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone. Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.
Once a month through December. Long Island Cat Fanciers sponsors free lectures given by top local veterinarians on topics relevant to dog and cat owners. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The lectures are generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Town of Oyster Bay Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 631-277-3844.
The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent, enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
•Gam-Anon Support Group is an anonymous organization for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Tuesdays at the Woodbury Methodist Church, Woodbury Rd., Woodbury, at 8 p.m. Call Hotline at 321-2883.
•Syosset Chess Mates, a nonprofit children’s instructional chess club, will begin its fall session at 4 p.m. at the Walt Whitman Elementary School. It meets every Tuesday and beginner, intermediate and advanced instruction are provided by a nationally ranked Grand Master. Call Randi 381-1755.
•Business Network International is looking for business owners interested in having breakfast and networking every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the Celebrity Diner, 312 Jericho Tpke. For more information call 357-1893.
•Mothers Meeting Place meets every Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, 231 Jackson Ave., from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. All invited. Children always welcome. Babysitting is provided at a nominal fee. Call Rena Damon 496-0262 (daytime).
•Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. Open Meeting -All you need is a desire to STOP Drinking or Drugging (folks who have problems with prescription drugs, marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy are also invited). Every Thursday night from 7:15-8:15 at the Community Church of Syosset, 36 Church St., Syosset.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Nov. 7, more than 150 supporters gathered for MercyFirst’s Annual Harvest Ball held at The Garden City Hotel, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MercyFirst’s programs.
This year, the 2013 MercyFirst Community Partner Honoree Awards went to three Syosset-Woodbury families: The Millers, The Cliffords and The Majoys.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
On a crisp November evening, more than 200 people arrived at Chelsea Mansion at East Norwich for the Syosset-based Long Island Jewish Community Relations Council’s holiday party, entitled “Multicultural Visions, Artists Exploring Identity.” People from all ethnic and religious walks of life mingled under the heated tent viewing art from six local artists, equally diverse, including Manu Kaur Saluja, a Sikh artist from Old Brookville.
Each artist addressed the audience and talked about art and how it reflects their individual identity as a Jew, a Sikh woman, a Latino woman or an African American man. Saluja, a portrait artist, explained to the audience how identity is a very complicated issue. Standing between two portraits of her brother, a cardiologist, one wearing a black turban and one with his long hair cascading down his shoulders, she explained why she chose to paint these two portraits.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.