At a sold-out elegant dinner dance last week, Cantor Gustavo Gitlin was honored by Congregation Tifereth Israel (CTI) for his 10 years of service. Cantor Gitlin has also established a wide-spread reputation for service to Glen Cove and the surrounding areas.
In the decade since his arrival from Argentina he has served the Glen Cove community in many roles including president of the North Shore Sheltering Program, the boards of the Glen Cove Youth Bureau and La Fuerza Unida, and the advisory board of the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival. Further, Cantor Gitlin is a familiar presence at Glen Cove Hospital and other local medical institutions where he regularly provides spiritual comfort to patients. The Cantor also brings Shabbat programs to the homebound and to many of the community’s programs for seniors, including senior living facilities and the Glen Cove Senior Center.
CTI’s evening of dancing and dining also honored Tifereth Israel’s past presidents: Charles Brody, Phil Essex, William Friedlieb, Michael Hoffman, Richard Lazarow, Lillian Meckler, Adina Orshan, Joseph Shapiro, Mayer Udell, Gerald Wolkowitz and David Zatlin.
CTI, the oldest continuing Jewish congregation on Long Island, has been providing Jewish programming and education to the Long Island community since 1897. The synagogue is located at 40 Hill Street in Glen Cove, at the intersection of Hill Street and Landing Road. Call 516-676-5080 for further information.
Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00
Known for her love of exotic cars, sophisticated leather fashions and a penchant for giving back, part-time Long Islander Joanne Del Prete-Rosten can often be seen driving around town in her Lamborghini LP550, which is decked out in the colors of her clothing company, Canto NYC. On Sunday, Sept. 14, those interested in getting a closer look at the car that has become somewhat of a local celebrity can see it on display with hundreds of exotic cars at the sixth annual Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock event, presented by Martino
Auto Concepts and benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute. Rain or shine, the event will take place in downtown Glen Cove from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to spectators. For those wanting to register a car, the fee is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event.
Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00
As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which will take place on
Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
At the end of July, children from across Long Island traveled to Pierce Country Day Camp in Roslyn to make a big splash for disaster relief. Two events hosted by the American Red Cross gave young swimmers the opportunity to put their skills to the test, all while raising money to support their local Red Cross.
In late July, hundreds of children came out to the venerable Pierce County Day Camp to swim laps in support of the Red Cross. The children raised a collective amount of over $11,000.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Glen Cove High School graduate and former All-County basketball star Garen Spendjian has proven that hard work and dedication to a sport you love can pay off.
The Armenian National Basketball Team player will soon begin his professional basketball career with the El Shams basketball team of Cairo, Egypt. The 6’5” Spendjian will play both the power forward and small forward positions for El Shams of the Egyptian Super League.