Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00
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.
This elegant gala event will serve a greater purpose. It raises scholarship funds for college bound students in the arts. A special entertainment gift through the generous funding by Peter Makus, Janice and Ed Werz and Martha Merideth— Dancers Brittany Larrimer, Marcello Bernard and J Ryan Carroll will set the dance floor ablaze compliments of the world renowned Ajkun Ballet Theatre. Theresa Statz-Smith, Executive Director of the Long Island Arts Alliance will be the special guest speaker for the evening. In addition, the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council will recognize four honorees who have greatly contributed to the promotion of the performing and visual arts while enhancing the lives of the Long Island community. The Independent Arts Society, the Long Island Banjo Society, the Long Island Composers Alliance and the Martha Merideth School of Dance, Theatre and Drama in Syosset. Fox Hollow Inn, 7755 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 6 p.m.
SAGE (Senior Adult Group Enthusiasts) meeting. This year, the once and only holiday of Thanksgivukkah will occur; the confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Join Rabbi Raphael Adler for “The Season of Miracles and Thanks”: an audio-visual celebration of the timeless themes of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. For more information, call Roberta Weinstein-Cohen at 516-398-0342. Woodbury Jewish Center, 200 South Woods Rd., Woodbury, 10:30 a.m.
Buffet, dinner, dessert followed by four top NY comedians. Temple Or Elohim, 18 Tobie Lane, Jericho. RSVP: 516-433-9888.
To benefit Last Hope Animal Rescue. Live and Chinese auctions and mini flea market. Something for everyone.FREE ADMISSION. Coach, Calvin Klein, gift certificates, Lenox, jewelry, designer dolls, vintage items, baskets, etc. For info: 516-921-2008. Refreshments at a nominal charge. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s pet adoption and community outreach programs. For more information: www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Temple Or Elohim, 18 Tobie Lane, Jericho. 516-433-9888. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
New and experienced coaches are invited to attend the monthly meeting of ICF Long Island (formerly known as LICA). Creating and telling compelling stories is important to use as a strategic tool for enrolling more clients, presenting to a group and writing for marketing purposes that drive the listener to action. During this program, attendees will learn three fundamental steps to create compelling stories. The program will feature speaker Deborah Grayson Riegel, MSW, communications coach. To register, go to www.licoachingalliance.com. For more information, call Barbara Kessler at 516-625-0542. Hampton Inn, 120 Jericho Tpke., Jericho. 6:30-9 p.m.
All Jericho senior residents and senior organizations are cordially invited to a free preview of the dramatic comedy Let’s Murder Marsha by Monk Ferris about a loveable, mystery-reading woman who accidentally overhears her husband discuss her very own murder! Or did she? Come along on the wild ride of murders, birthdays and airplanes! The talented cast will host a small reception of coffee, tea, and cookies one half hour (9:30 a.m.) before the performance. The performance time is approximately 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission. Please RSVP by Friday, November 15th by leaving a message on the JHS drama hotline at 516-203-3600, ext. 3390. On the day of the performance please park in the 2nd HS circle by the attendance office entrance. This entrance is located on the north side of the High School and is handicapped accessible. Jericho High School Little Theater, 99 Cedar Swamp Rd., Jericho. 10 a.m.