On the Calender 8-7-09


Issue of August 7, 2009 / 17 Av 5769

Lawrence - An Ancient Spy, A Modern Conspiracy: Historical Revisionism on the Temple Mount is the name of a talk that will be given by author Daniel Levin this Shabbat afternoon at 7:45 p.m. at Cong. Beth Sholom in Lawrence, following Mincha at 7:30 p.m. Levin’s new novel, The Last Ember, looks at the all-too-real excavations under the Temple Mount that are apparently intended to erase all trace of Jewish archaeology at Judaism’s holiest site.

Cedarhurst - The JCC of the Greater Five Towns continues its seminars for Job Seekers.  Please join us for the 2 remaining workshops. Thursday, August 6: Effective Job Search Methods. Learn the most effective job search technique. Discover how to access the hidden job market through networking. Discuss various networking techniques and the best way to spend your time when job hunting. Thursday, August 13: Strong Interviewing & Negotiations. Follow a step-by-step guide to navigating the interview process, from researching the company before you arrive to writing a standout thank you note once you leave. Discuss the when and how to negotiate your compensation package. All sessions will be held at the JCC of the Greater Five Towns, 207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst, beginning at 10 AM.

Lawrence - EndTheMadness is holding its 5th annual Lawrence Shabbaton this Shabbos, August 7-8 at Cong. Beth Sholom. The age range is for singles between 25 and 35. The cost is $35 per person, to be paid in advance. Space is limited to 48 participants. Meals will be held at homes of local families, with other programming and a kumsitz after Shabbos. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact Batya at salk1111@aol.com.

Cedarhurst - The JCC of the Greater Five Towns will hold a Dinner with Friends and Entertainment with Irwin Pfeffer, the noted lecturer and humorist. For singles 55+, Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 p.m. at 207 Grove Avenue Cedarhurst. $18 to reserve. For more information call Lisa Stern, 516-569-6733.

Great Neck - Young Israel of Great Neck is proud to host Rabbi Natan Slifkin, the noted “Zoo Rabbi,” at the Young Israel as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence on Thursday evening Aug. 13, at 8 PM and for Shabbat, Parshat R’eh, Aug. 15, morning drasha, before Mincha and Shalosh Seudot. Rabbi Slifkin has achieved renown for his work in understanding the complex relationship of the natural world and animals with Torah, taking eager participants on zoological tours and African safari. He has taken on the challenges of Creation and evolution confronting Torah-true Jews within a Torah model, though not without controversy. Check out www.zootorah.com. Come and be both enlightened and entertained! Young Israel of Great Neck, 236 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck  (516) 829-6040.

Cedarhurst - Chabad of the Five Towns will hold a birthday Shabbat on August 15th for children who celebrate their birthday in Elul. Celebrate their special day with friends, family and cake. At Chabad. For more info: 516-295-2478 or www.chabad5towns.com

Cedarhurst - Chabad of the Five Towns’ Friendship Circle Summer Camp begins August 24th and runs to the 27th. Friendship Circle Summer Camp is an opportunity for children with special needs ages 4 and up to socialize, go on day trips, do arts and crafts and much more. Fee is $40 per day or $150 for all four days. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop off and pick up at Chabad. To sign up call 516-295-2478 *13 or email Batsheva@Chabad5towns.com


Cedarhurst - The Beis Medrash of Cedarhurst holds a Flexible Morning Learning Program every Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. There are shiurim and chavrusas in Chumash, Gemara, Halacha and Chovos Halevavos. Learners may come and go as they please. The Beis Medrash of Cedarhurst is located at 504 W. Broadway (off the corner of W. Broadway and Cedarhurst Ave.) For information, please contact Rabbi Moshe Kaufman at (718) 471-2780 or moshehkaufman@gmail.com.

Cedarhurst- The “Sunday Night Torah Lecture Series” in memory of Shari Siman-Tov z”l is held weekly at 8:00 p.m. at Congregation Shaare Emunah, the Sephardic Congregation of the Five Towns, 539 Oakland Avenue (Corner Oakland Ave. & Peninsula Blvd). Men and women are invited. Ner Sarah is a network of Torah and chesed projects in memory of Shari Siman-Tov z”l. For more information, please e-mail nersarah@nersarahproject.com or visit www.nersarahproject.com.