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Pete Hamill Lecture - December 5

Chazak Celebration - December 7

More Mussar Programs - January 8

 

Thursday, December 5

 

Pete Hamill Lecture 

The Sinai Notable Speaker Series kicks off with acclaimed author, Pete Hamill and the Temple Sinai “Big Read.”  The writer will visit Temple Sinai on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss his bestselling novel, Snow in August.  Hamill’s visit is the culminating event of an exciting line up of temple-wide activities and discussions based around his book.  Snow in August is set in post-World War-II Brooklyn, and explores the relationship between immigrant Orthodox Rabbi Judah Hirsch and Michael Devlin, an Irish Catholic boy.  Events include a visit to the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue and Manhattan’s lower east side at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 10  (cost: Adults:  $25;  Children 12 and under:  $15); screening of the Snow in August film, co-sponsored by Friend of a Friend and Brotherhood, at 7 pm on Thursday, Nov. 21 (suggested contribution:  Temple members:  $5;  non-members $10).  There will be a Temple-wide discussion of the book on November 7 at 7:30 pm (free).   For temple members, the cost in advance is $18; at the door $25. For non-members, cost is $25, for students,  $10.   Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Saturday, December 7

 

Chazak Celebration

Join Temple Sinai for a Chazak Shabbat Celebration 10–11:30 a.m.  Chazak is an ongoing program for children 6–14, with developmental differences. See your child grow, learn, and thrive in a nurturing, inclusive environment. All programs are free of charge and integrate music, movement, and other forms of enrichment into the learning experience.   Call 621-8016 to register and get additional information.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Wednesday, January 8

 

More Mussar Programs

Come to Wednesday Morning Mussar Study with Rabbi Andrew Gordon at 11 a.m.  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Saturday, January 11

 

More Chazak Celebrations

Another Temple Sinai Chazak Shabbat celebration will be held on Jan. 11, 2014 from 10–11:30 a.m.  Call 621-8016 to register and get additional information.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Monday, January 13

 

More Torah Classes

Join Rabbi Michael White at 7:30 p.m. for The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

Tuesday, January 14

 

Morning Torah Classes

Join Rabbi Michael White at 10 a.m. for The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org

 

 Bridge Games

 

• Newplicate (supervised duplicate) Bridge at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn, every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to noon for bridge students, new players and social bridge players. Short lesson, and earn points in a fun, friendly atmosphere. For reservations call 917-658-5991. Open Duplicate Bridge Game at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Refreshments served. Call 917-658-5991 for reservations.

 

• Bridge Game. A new ACBL sanctioned daytime bridge game will be held on Thursday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. For info and reservations call 917-658-5991.

 

Board Meetings

 

Village Of Roslyn Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the first Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.

 

Village Of Flower Hill Board meets on the first Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall, One Bonnie Heights Rd., Flower Hill.

 

Village Of Roslyn Estates Board of Trustees will hold its public meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 25 The Tulips.

 

Village Of Roslyn Harbor Board of Trustees usually meets on the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall, 500 Motts Cove Rd. South, Roslyn Harbor.

 

Village Of East Hills Board meets on the third Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall on 209 Harbor Hill Rd., East Hills.

 

Village Of Roslyn Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.

 

Village Of Roslyn Historic District Board meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.

 

Village Of Roslyn Planning Board meets on the second Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.

 

Roslyn Water District meets on the first, second and third Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at 24 West Shore Rd.

 

Weekly Events

 

Chabad Of Roslyn Programs

Located at 75 Powerhouse Rd, Roslyn Heights. For more info about the following call 484-8185 or go to www.ChabadRoslyn.com:

 

• Persian Talmud Class. Study the fascinating logic and arguments of the 2000 year old Talmud which shaped Jewish law. Taught in Persian by Dr. Emil Korori. Every Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. No fee.

 

• Women’s Kabbalah Class. Join other women in exploring Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism in an inspiring and practical way. Every Tuesday from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. with Rabbi Yaakov Reiter. The course is free of charge and is open to the entire community. Prior knowledge not necessary. 

 

• “Living Torah” Class. Study basic Torah from the beginning of Genesis with Shaul Calmenson, and discover its fascinating concepts and timeless lessons. Every Tuesday from 8 to 9 p.m. No fee.


News

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.

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.


Sports

SUNY College at Old Westbury recently named Dr. Anthony DeLuca of Levittown as the College’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2014-15 academic year.  

DeLuca, now entering his third year at Old Westbury, also holds the position as director Old Westbury’s Honors College.

 

“We are thrilled that Dr. DeLuca will serve as Old Westbury’s Faculty Athletics Representative,” said director of athletics Lenore Walsh.  “He is a champion for intercollegiate athletics and has been involved with our program since his arrival at Old Westbury.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with Dr. DeLuca in support of our students’ academic and athletic pursuits at Old Westbury.”

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.



Calendar

Pete Hamill Lecture - December 5

Chazak Celebration - December 7

More Mussar Programs - January 8


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com