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The JCC of the Greater Five Towns and Temple Israel of Lawrence have signed a letter of intent for the Cedarhurst-based JCC to buy the temple’s property on Central Avenue in Lawrence. The … more
The Five Towns and Far Rockaway were prepared for whatever Juno might have delivered, thanks to the cooperation of municipal, state and non-profit players who gathered at Achiezer on Central … more
With all the Yomim Tovim coming up, Midreshet Shalhevet in North Woodmere held a food drive to help those in need. Over the past few weeks, the students collected non-perishable food items. After … more
A exhibit of local miracles —35 black and white portraits of members of the Chaverim Holocaust survivors group — was displayed during Chanukah at the Jewish Community Center of the Greater Five Towns. The headshots, titled “Dreams from Nightmares,” are the work of George Bargad Bogart, a New York photographer who comes from a family of many Holocaust survivors. more
More than 100 volunteers converged Sunday on the Yeshiva of South Shore in Hewlett to stuff backpacks for children in need. Participating in an event organized by Supplies for Success, children, parents and grandparents came from Brooklyn, Manhattan and West Hempstead, as well as from the Five Towns and Far Rockaway. more
Most people don’t remember much from when they were 5 years old, but Joel Block has an indelible memory of the day in 1965 when his father and grandfather were killed in a plane crash. “I was at a Coney Island JCC day care,” said Block, who grew up in the Sea Gate section of Brooklyn, “and a woman named Lottie took special care of me. She drove me home on a school bus. I didn’t appreciate that until later [in life]. I realized the power we have to be helpful in people’s lives when they need it.” more
Consistent with the new year, HAFTR Middle School ran a pre-Rosh Hashana food drive to help out the local JCC food pantry. more
The recession has had a profound affect on individuals and families and the Five Towns community is no exception. Since the meltdown in 2008 many area residents have found themselves without a job, or working for less than what they had been earning. Many find it hard to make ends meet, or find a job. more
The JCC of the Greater Five Towns is making history this week, competing for the first time in the JCC Maccabi Games, taking place in Israel this week. A team of 11 teenage girls will play basketball. “This is the first time that the Five Towns JCC is in the JCC Maccabiah. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be there and we are proud to send them to the games,” said executive director Rina Shkolnik. more
By Mayer Fertig Issue of September 10, 2010/ 2 Tishrei 5771Peninsula Public Library and Temple Israel of Lawrence have signed a letter of intent for the library to buy several pieces of property … more
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