Square dance at Temple B'Nai Torah creates lasting memories


Temple B'Nai Torah hosted its Square and Line Dance, a lively tradition that brought together community members for an evening of music, dance, and celebration. In its 25th year, the event took place on Jan. 27, marking a quarter-century of joyous gatherings at the Wantagh temple.

The festivities kicked off with a hot buffet before turning into an evening of rhythmic entertainment. The event's dance caller, Mario Fiore, added a special touch to the celebration. Fiore, the son of the renowned Primo Fiore, continued the family legacy of promoting square dancing. Primo Fiore is remembered for teaching square dancing at the Bandshell at Jones Beach, making the B'Nai Torah event a continuation of a cherished tradition.

Under Mario Fiore's guidance, over 120 enthusiastic attendees took part in the square and line dances, creating a vibrant atmosphere filled with laughter. The dance floor became a melting pot of community members, each reveling in the blend of tradition and modernity throughout the evening.

In bringing together generations of participants, the Square and Line Dance at Temple B'Nai Torah became a symbol of unity within the community.

— Charles Shaw