South Nassau Communities Hospital hosts first Soirée Under the Stars

As the sun set and the stars appeared in the sky, hundreds of doctors, nurses, elected officials and businesspeople gathered at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury for a cause vital to the …

Hewlett Happenings

Soaking up what Hewlett High offers

Escorted by the warm morning light and slight jitters, students reluctantly made their way back from summer break.

Lawrence PTA in training

Lawrence School District Parent Teacher Association members learned more about what their role is and how to be more effective advocates at an in-house training session at the Broadway campus on Sept. 13.

Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boyssenior named a National Merit semifinalist

Tzvi Heimowitz, a senior at Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys in Woodmere, was named a semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Celebrating a centenarian’s life

Minnie Pearl Harris left her native town of New Brocton in Alabama in 1931 at the age of 21 for a better life and with the goal of providing a real home for her parents, Mary and Earlie. Settling in Inwood she accomplished her dream.

Helene Kaufman, 93

Helene Kaufman née Popover, of Keene, New Hampshire, was a former hospital administrator who volunteered at her synagogue for 30 years and lived in Brooklyn and Woodmere. She died on Sept. 11, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. She was 93.

Rosh Hashana message

Serving as God’s ambassadors of peace and equality

The liturgy for Rosh Hashana declares: “This is the day of the birth of the world, the birthday of all humankind.” According to scripture on this day, “God created man in His image, in the image of God, He created him; male and female he created them.”

Rosh Hashana message

Jewish values and virtues to guide us

As we prepared to greet the summer, I traveled to Israel to meet with representatives of Birthright Israel for the purpose of discussing programs to strengthen Jewish identities within our high school and college youth. While there, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the great rabbinic luminaries of our day.

Cedarhurst resident earns her degree from Monroe College

Among the 2,800 students who received their degree at Monroe College’s 84th annual graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden in June was Cedarhurst resident Josseline Jimenez, a 2014 Lawrence High School graduate, who not only was presented with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in hospitality management, but also graduated cum laude from the Bronx school.

Arts festival ‘STEAMS’ along Broadway

There was a light saber demonstration, robots, artwork, music, food, crafts, a petting zoo and face painting at the sixth annual Arts Below Sunrise festival that also included the Trinity-St. John’s Episcopal Church fair on Sept. 17, along Broadway in Hewlett and Woodmere.

Rosh Hashana message

Reaffirm God’s blessing by helping

“The floods have risen, Oh Lord, the floods have lifted up their clamor; the floods lift up their roaring. Above the sounds of many waters, the mighty breakers of the sea, the Lord is mighty on high. Your statutes are indeed enduring; In Your house holiness is becoming, Adonai, for all time.” — Psalm 93:3-5

Hadassah taps James Rotenberg for national president

Lawrence resident James Rotenberg was elected national president of Hadassah Associates, an organization of more than 33,000 men, whose mission is to advance medical research, healing and education in the U.S., Israel and across the globe.

Wrapping up the Lawrence tennis season

Through the efforts of Chris Morales, the head tennis pro at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club in Lawrence, and Paris Popack, the Lawrence Women’s Tennis Club president, both the women’s club and their tennis championships were revived and organized this year.

Woodmere native is engaged, fall 2018 wedding planned

Michael and Ellen Perrotta, of Woodmere, are thrilled to announce the engagement of their son, Frankie Perrotta to Nicole Pulizzi, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Linda Pulizzi, of Copiague.