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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
Local pastry chef shares her story by Daniella Adler Gitti Allman wasn't always a baker. As a child and teenager she was a tomboy who spent her summers as a waterski instructor. Her family … 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 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 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 weeks-long wave of bomb threats targeting Jewish Community Centers in several states reached Long Island on Monday, with a threat being phoned in to the Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview. As was the … 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
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 Yaffi Spodek Special to the web / Posted May 20, 2009 / Iyar 27 5769 A girl has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls … more
JCC and Ohel partner in program to help students By Yaffi Spodek Issue of Oct. 10, 2008 The JCC of the Greater Five Towns has joined with the Ohel Bais Ezra Lifetime Care Foundation to … more
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