Wednesday, 30 October 2013 11:33
Tween Video Game Tournament
Syosset Camera Club Photo Exhibit
Calling all gamers! Join your friends for a night of fun and excitement. Sign-up early...space is limited. With 2 X-treme Entertainment (Grades 5 & 6); 7 p.m. Jericho Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. 516-935-6790 www.jericholibrary.org.
Explore painting with watercolor. Learn how to mix colors, design and have fun using the special effects possible with this versatile medium. You will paint landscapes, florals and seasonal themes with artist Nancy Wernersbach. Nancy has more than 30 years experience working with watercolor. All painting levels welcome. Space is limited. Register at the circulation desk and pick up a supply list or purchase a watercolor kit from the instructor for $45. Please let the library know if you would like a kit when registering. 1 p.m. Jericho Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. 516-935-6790. www.jericholibrary.org.
Third part in a series examining the relevance of Jesus’ parables to our lives today. Community Church of Syosset, 36 Church St., Syosset. 6-7:30 p.m.
Final day of show. Photography by members on display during library hours. Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage
Keynote speaker: Dr. Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN. Free forum, breakfast provided, please bring bag lunch. Open to all K-12 educators and administrators. Jericho Middle School, Jericho. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Taproot is a not-for-profit organization that encourages amateur writers ages 50 and older to write their memoirs. Pick-up your Taproot form at the circulation desk and mail it directly to Taproot with your $70 check. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jericho Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. 516-935-6790 www.jericholibrary.org.
Presenter: Joyce Tobkes, M.A. Senior peer group discussion for facing some of the challenges of growing older. No registration necessary. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Syosset Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset. 516-921-7161. www.syossetlibrary.org
Explore the nature of the contemporary search for both meaning and relatedness. Community Church of Syosset, 36 Church St., Syosset. Noon-1:30 p.m.
Four hours to your family roots. A half-day course on sources and strategies essential for Jewish genealogy research for beginners and family historians. Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview. www.jgsli.org. 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Ask Rabbi Krivisky anything your Jewish heart desires. MiYaD Center, 235 N. Robbins Lane, Syosset. 7:30-8:30 p.m.
The Case for Putting America’s House in Order by Richard N. Haass. Presenter: Dr. Joseph Kenner. Discussion on the basic themes of this book whose unexpected message is that “The biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad but from within.” You do not need to have read the book to join the discussion. 1 p.m. Syosset Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset. 516-921-7161.www.syossetlibrary.org.
Presenter: Reference librarian. The ReferenceUSA database is a powerful business tool, enabling you to target your audience. While it is a general purpose database allowing you to access information for 14 million businesses, it also allows you to create a map-based search, in which you can open a map and draw a shape around the area you wish to search. The new U.S. Consumers and Lifestyles module can help you target customers directly through their interests and purchase habits. Learn how this tool can help you. 7:30 p.m. Syosset Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset. 516-921-7161.www.syossetlibrary.org.
Hosted by Long Island Cares, Inc. Crest Hollow Country Club, Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury
Seventy five years ago, November 9, 10, 11, 1938, the Nazis went on a rampage and set on fire synagogues all over Germany and Austria, smashing Jewish-owned shop windows along the way and arresting Jewish males above the age of 18, to incarcerate them in concentration camps. There were a few countries that tried to save the lives of their Jewish citizens. One of these countries was Bulgaria. There will also be a screening of the documentary, Beyond Hitler’s Grasp, which tells the amazing, heartwarming, incredible story of the rescue of Bulgarian Jewry, under the very nose of the Nazis. Jericho Jewish Center, 430 N. Broadway, Jericho. 516-938-2540. Open to public, 7:15 p.m.
Jericho Library Meeting Room, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. 8:15 p.m.
Buffet, dinner, dessert followed by four top NY comedians. Temple Or Elohim, 18 Tobie Lane, Jericho. RSVP 433-9888.
Temple Or Elohim, 18 Tobie Lane, Jericho. 516-433-9888. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Syosset High School’s community service-based Interact Club has raised more than $140,000 over the past decade for Gift of Life International, a foundation that provides life-saving heart surgeries to children with congenital heart defects.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:25
The delightful and upbeat Annie Bleiberg, who is 93 years young, considers herself a very lucky person.
Bleiberg, a Woodbury resident, was a slave at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and her story of survival is chronicled in We Will Survive, a new book by Grammy award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive.”
On Nov. 19, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held its Annual Tribute dinner at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, with more than 400 people in attendance including Bleiberg and Gaynor.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:56
The 6th Annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4-Mile Run held on Nov. 23 was almost a brand new race—a new community (East Meadow) with a new school (the new Eden II/Genesis School at St. Raphael’s Parish) and a new flat course through some very nice local streets.
Among the 863 finishers were several award winners from local communities: Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (1st woman 55-59 age group), Glen Wolther of Jericho (3rd 55-59 age group), Pamela Lee of Syosset (1st woman 60-64 age group) and Bert Jablon of Syosset (1st 85-89 age group).
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:50
Graduate student and Syosset native Kiera Harrison became the first-ever Loyola University Maryland cross country runner to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, by the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee in November.
Harrison will become the first-ever Greyhound to compete at an NCAA Division I Championship in any sport as an individual.
“This was all Kiera’s hard work,” head cross country coach Rick Woods said. “She deserves this opportunity.”The veteran distance runner was the only Patriot League finisher to earn All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors this year, finishing 24th at the regional meet by tying a career-best time of 20:51 on Nov. 15.