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                                                                                                         Yom Ha’Shoa And                                                    Rabbi Oshry ruled that someone could help the young man
                                                                                                                                                                            put the tephilin on his right arm. The man rejoiced in being
                                                                                                         Yom Ha’Atzmaut                                                     able to fulfill the mitzvah.
                                                                                                         Rabbi David Willig, Interim Rabbi                                     I cry when I read through these questions, and I ask myself
                                                                                                                                                                            how these people cared about the minutiae of Jewish Law
                                                                                                            Immediately following Pesach there are two holidays,            when all around them, their friends, neighbors and family
                                                                                                         which within the span of one week take the Jewish people           were being killed. The answer is they believed that the
                                                                                                         from the agony of the Holocaust to the triumph of the birth        mitzvot were a sign of God’s love for us and to reject the
                                                                                                         of the State of Israel. I believe that we all can understand the   mitzvot is to reject God’s love. Sometimes it is up to us to
                                                                                                         magnitude of the Holocaust, but I think that, living sixty         reach out to God, not to abandon Him, even though it appears
                                                                                                         years after the fact, and most of us coming to consciousness       that He has abandoned us.
                                                                                                         after Israel was born, it is difficult for us to understand what
                                                                                                         the birth of Israel and still means today.                            Three years after the Holocaust we had the miracle of the
                                                                                                                                                                            birth of Israel. And it was a miracle. Truman overrode the
                                                                                                            One of the most astonishing books to come out of the            opinion the of General George Marshall, who threatened to
                                                                                                         Holocaust is a multi-volume work, in rabbinic Hebrew called                                resign over the recognition of Israel,
                                                                                                         Questions and Answers from the                                                             as well as the Arabist State
                                                                                                         Depths, a collection of responsa,                                                          Department. Once Truman, under the
                                                                                                         question and answers pertaining to                                                         influence of Chaim Weizmann, (and
                                                                                                         halacha. These were written by Rabbi                                                       you all know the story of how
                                                                                                         Ephraim Oshry, who was in the                                                              Truman’s old business partner Eddie
                                                                                                         Kovno ghetto until its liberation in                                                       Jacobson called in all the chips of his
                                                                                                         1944 and was able, after he was                                                            long friendship with Truman to
                                                                                                         liberated, to gather his notes and                                                         prevail on Truman just to see
                                                                                                         eventually publish his five-volume                                                         Weizmann). Weizmann, old and
                                                                                                         work. A one-volume version has been                                                        blind, and being pushed out of this
                                                                                                         published in English under the title                                                       leadership by the young, ambitious
                                                                                                         Responsa from the Holocaust. I would                                                       David Ben Gurion, using all his
                                                                                                         like to cite some of the questions and                                                     powers of persuasion, convinced
                                                                                                         answers from his work.                                                                     Truman to vote for the partition. In
                                                                                                         Can we recite the blessing thanking God for not making             deciding to back partition he went over Marshall’s head and
                                                                                                         us a slave?                                                        put the full force of the State Department to work to make
                                                                                                         Yes, because the blessing is formulated for spiritual, not         sure he was backing a winner. Various countries changed
                                                                                                         physical liberty.                                                  their vote. One Foreign Minister was replaced in the days
                                                                                                                                                                            leading up to the vote as foreign aid was used as a bargaining
                                                                                                         Does a ghetto dwelling need a mezuzah?                             chip to get the necessary votes.
                                                                                                         No, because ghetto dwellings are considered temporary, like
                                                                                                         a sukkah.                                                             Who would have anticipated that the antisemitic Joseph
                                                                                                                                                                            Stalin would not seize this opportunity to play the Arab card.
                                                                                                         May one build a sukkah with lumber stolen from the                 His decision would go the entire Communist block, and all
                                                                                                         Germans?
                                                          Dr. Susan Fisher (Tobias)                      Yes, because the Germans stole lumber from the Jews.
                                                                                                                                                                            hopes for the necessary two thirds vote. Then there was the
                                                                                                                                                                            unexpected victory of an untrained and unequipped Jewish
                                                                       Optometrist                       Can one say a Mi Sheberach for a non-Jew? What about               Army (that term itself seemed like a joke) over the armies of
                                                                                                                                                                            five neighboring Arab States. I think the short time between
                                                                                                         Kaddish?
                                                           Eye Exams • Children’s Vision                 In both cases the answer is yes. God allows us to pray for the     Yom Ha’shoa and Yom Ha’atzmaut is symbolic of how
                                                          Contact Lenses • Vision Therapy                worthy, Jew and non-Jew alike.                                     rapidly God can work. We should understand this in our own
                                                                                                                                                                            lives as well. As bad as we may feel one day, with God’s
                                                                                                            Some of the questions came from people who were not             help it can turn around the next. As we celebrate Yom
                                                          1285 Owens Place, North Bellmore, NY           religious until they were moved into the ghetto. A young           Ha’atzmaut, which the Rabbi’s have proclaimed to be the
                                                                         783-6460                        man, a former atheist, found his religion in the ghetto and        beginning of the process of redemption, we should continue
                                                                                                         was heartbroken when the Germans cut off his left arm,             to hope and pray to see the redemptive process unfold to its
                                                                                                         because he was now unable to put on tephilin (phylacteries).       completion, speedily and in our day.
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                                                            From The Pen Of                                                       Jewish knowledge in a broad range of interesting topics. All
                                                                                                                                  of the education we have for our children brings with it an
                                                            The President                                                         important aspect of learning; that being socialization with
                                                            Scott Goodman, President                                              other Jewish children. In fact that is why USY is also
                                                                                                                                  important as it continues the socialization aspect and fosters
                                                               As I write this article for the May Observer, I want to            the ability of our young adults to meet and interact with others
                                                            begin with some observations I have noted from around the             in the community. It also allows for further interaction with
                                                            Synagogue and the Community. On March 28th, I was                     their peers from the South Shore, let alone Long Island and
                                                            fortunate to attend the Ilene M. Rubin Nursery School                 possibly the State, if they attend all of the programs.
                                                            Shabbaton. There was a family dinner followed by the
                                                            children all singing the songs they have learned while                   I know I am being long-winded on the above topic, so let
                                                            attending the school and each Morah was grinning from ear             me explain why. I made it my responsibility to visit the
                                                            to ear as they watched the children perform up on the Bimah.          remains of what at one time was another vibrant congregation
                                                            And let me not forget to mention that the parents and                 in our surrounding community. I am referring
                                                            grandparents too were all beaming as they each experienced            to the Israel Community Center of Levittown.
                                                            for themselves what the children had accomplished during              After being around for about 85 years, if I am
                                                            the year.                                                             correct, they are closing their doors. The 40
                                                                                                                                  families that remain had made the conscious
                                                               That same evening, one of the recurring Family Friendly            decision that it was time. I had gone over with
                                                            Friday Night Services was held, in which the students from            members of the Ritual Committee to see if we could
                                                            the Hebrew and Hebrew High Schools participate and lead               accomplish a couple of things. One was to invite them to
                                                            Services. What a delight it was to see our KG, SSI and SSII           visit our Shul and see if they wanted to call it “home.” The
                                                            children open the services through song, getting us in the            other was to insure that their Jewish artifacts, prayer books,
                                                            mood. It was followed by each of the classes going up to the          etc. were not going to be discarded improperly. After we
                                                            Bimah and standing in front of the Congregation and doing             had left the premises, those in attendance had thought that
                                                            a responsive reading or chanting one of the prayers with and          maybe we should take all of our members over by bus to
                                                            without the Congregation’s participation. The closing prayers         allow each of you to see what can happen when support for
                                                            were led by our Hebrew High School students along with                a synagogue wanes and what consequences may be in store
                                                            the USYers who were in attendance that evening. It was such           for that community.
                                                            a great feeling to see all of our children take an active and
                                                            participatory role, including our Carlebach Choir.                       With the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the State
                                                                                                                                  of Israel at hand and the identity of the Jewish People as a
                                                              We should be aware by now that there is a Teen                      whole, let us remember that it is through the education of
     Celebrating 40 Years on Long Island                                    Congregation Service that is held once a              our children and their continued socialization with other
 FREE ALTERATIONS FOR THE LIFE OF THE GARMENT                               month at the East Meadow Jewish Center.               Jewish children, that our values can be passed from one
                                                                            It is another outlet for the children, and in         generation to another (L’Dor V Dor). In doing so we will
                                                                            this case, our teenagers, to be able to pray          also continue to keep the community strong. In the case of
                                                            together with their peers. In fact, they will be leading the          the EMJC, that means we reach out to the parents of the
                                                            main service on Shabbat Morning, May 17th.                            children in our Nursery School and welcome them as
                                                              And let us not forget our Community USY group that is               members of the family. We continue by being involved in
                                                            being held at Temple Beth-El in Bellmore. They are truly a            our children’s education, understanding their needs for
                                                            Sister-Congregation, both in their desire to reach out to the         outside activities, but never letting them overshadow their
                                                            surrounding community, one also in their traditional-                 need for Jewish Education, and making sure that they attend
                                                            Conservative stance.                                                  Jr.-Jr. and Jr. Congregation on a regular basis. Have the
                                                                                                                                  children continue their attendance at Hebrew High School
                                                               The understanding to what I have observed and outlined             and become a member of USY. And let’s not forget that our
                                                            above is that the East Meadow Jewish Center is no different,          children look up to and follow the example of their parents,
                                                            in many ways, than the raising of our children. We begin              as well as those of their peers. The EMJC is here for you
                                                            with Nursery School, where the nurturing process begins.              whenever you need it, why not return the favor. Come and
                                                            We then have them continue their pre-formal education in              join us and help instill the values we want for our children
                                                            our Kindergarten and Sunday School classes. During Aleph,             and our community.
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                                                            education are being taught and further honed to each of their           On Sunday morning, June 1st, come join us as the students
                                                            abilities. But more importantly, at each stage, their knowledge       of our Hebrew School, along with members of the East
                                                            of being a Jew is experienced and cultivated while being              Meadow Jewish Center and other synagogues of the East
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Alyce Crohn, President                                                 MAY 2, 2008 – YOM HA SHOAH
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hadn’t been done in quite a while, and I can see why. With
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her committee put together a wonderful service and luncheon.
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                 We know what it takes to make a strong                                                                         we should care about this situation, and make efforts to
                                                                                                                                correct this.
                          Jewish community.                                                                                        I am asking all members of Men’s Club to commit to at
                 Doing our job well is just the beginning.                                                                      least two Minyans a month. Every other Tuesday night, for
                                                                                                                                example, would be great. How about Sunday afternoons?
                   We believe to be a good funeral director, you should serve the community in times of growth
                and happiness as well as times of grief. It’s not surprising we’ve served the Jewish community for              Thursday mornings? We have over 100 members of an                        Graduates of Brian Newdorf’s Hebrew Class
                 over 100 years. How we’ve served is the surprising part. David Rubin and his entire staff work                 organization that means something. If we can’t keep                   Top row: Bruce Serkes, Lisa Stender, Terri Frankenberg,
                 tirelessly in serving the Jewish community, but then, that’s part of our philosophy and tradition.             something as basic as a Minyan functioning, then I’m not              teacher Brian Newdorf
                    We believe to be a good funeral director, you should serve and give back to the community.
                                                                                                                                entirely sure what it is that we’re doing.
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Ilene M. Rubin Nursery School
                 Silvia Kogan, Director                                   Ilene Rubin Nursery School
                                                                          East Meadow Jewish Center                                     Commercial & Social Printers
                                                                                                                                                    &

                                                                      SUMMER PROGRAM                                                  Quality That Is Right On The Money
                                                                                                                                        2272 Babylon Turnpike • Merrick, NY 11566
                                                                                                                                                   (516) 546-1544
   On Friday, March 28 we had our annual Shabbaton dinner.            June 25 to August 13
It was a huge success! All nursery school children, families
and teachers had dinner together and enjoyed listening to all              Mon.-Fri.
the children sing Shabbat songs.
   Thank you to all the people who made this night possible.
                                                                        10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thank you to the teachers for their hard work and
commitment to the Ilene M. Rubin Nursery School, its
children and families without whom we wouldn’t be here
celebrating and learning.                                                        Ages 2 to 5 years old
   Parent involvement is always the key to a successful event.                     Mommy & Me
Julie Urist, the chairman of the dinner, gave her time for
shopping and putting together all the details. A big applause
goes to her and her family who was here early that night,
and late into the night also, helping with the last minute                                    For more information
details.
   Jodie Herman, Lisa Rosenkrantz, Kim Blair, Jennifer
                                                                                                        call
Newman, Robin Schwarz, Stacy Laskoff, Jessica Pincus,                                             (516) 489-3415
Jodie Wurzel, Iris Puglin, Leslie Lacks and family, Rebecca                                  Extended hours available
Eisenberg and family: thank you, thank you!
   And last, but not least, thank you to Rabbi Willig for his
participation and the Board of Directors and its president for
their constant support.
   B’Shalom.


                                                                     Hazon Announcement
Ilene M. Rubin Nursery school follows the calendar approved          Or Newsletter Insert
by the East Meadow School District plus Observed Jewish
                                                                        Whether you have been to Israel many times or you are
holidays.
                                                                     visiting for the first time, an exciting and meaningful way to
Snow/Inclement weather days: follow the East Meadow                  experience the country is on a Bike Ride or Hike with Hazon,
School District closings.                                            one of the most innovative organizations in the Jewish
                                                                     community. The Arava Institute & Hazon Israel Ride (May
May 8         Thursday              Yom Haatzmaut                    20-27, 2008 & November 11-18, 2008) takes riders 300
    13        Tuesday               Early Childhood                  miles from Jerusalem to Eilat to learn about ecological issues
                                     Conference                      in Israel and environmental cooperation in the Middle East.
                                     School closed                   Perfect for families, solo travelers, and people of all ages,
       23     Friday                Lag B’Omer                       the five-day Heschel Hike BiShvil Yisrael (March 23-27,
       26     Monday                Memorial Day                     2008), will traverse parts of the Israel National Trail in
                                     School closed                   northern Israel, ending at the Kinneret. Along the way, hikers
June 9-10     Monday-Tuesday        Shavuot                          will be immersed in local culture while learning from world-
                                      School closed                  class environmental experts. Visit www.hazon.org for more
       13     Friday                Graduation & Moving              information or to register.
                                      Up Day
                                    Last Day of school


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                                                                                                                                                                                               Book Discussion
                                                                                      Scott A Crohn
                                                                                      NYS Licensed Audiologist         Library Column                                                          Cynthia Katz and
                                                                                                                                                                                               Sandy Chuney, Co-Chairs
                                                                                                                       Dale L. Demner, Librarian
                                                                                      Hearing Center                      I think spring has sprung: the weatherman said it will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kudos to Esther Myers, our
                    FATHER AND SON AUTOCARE                                                of                          in the 60’s today. It is time to think about Summer Reading.            February moderator, for her superb
                           Complete Auto Repairs                                                                       Circulation for Summer Reading will begin on May 18th.                  review of “She Is Me” by Cathleen
                            Foreign & Domestic                                        Green Acres                      The Library will close for the summer on June 8th. This is a
                                                                                                                       good time to prepare a list of books that you want to read              Schine. Our thanks also go to Ethel Zager for so graciously
                            314 East Meadow Ave.
                           East Meadow, NY 11554                                                                       over the summer. We have added several new adult books                  hosting the meeting and providing such delicious goodies.
 JOHN
   or                                       (516) 542-0413                                                             that many of our readers have enjoyed recently. We will
 MIKE                                       (516) 542-0855                                                             continue to circulate the newest books over the summer.                   The next meeting of the Book Discussion Group will be held
                                                                                                                       Please come in and learn how it works. This might be the                on May 5, 2008 at 2 P.M. at the home of Suzanne Steuerman,
                                                                                                                       year to reread a classic Jewish novel. We have a very good              543 Chestnut Lane, East Meadow. Please RSVP at 481-3932.
                                                                                                                       collection of non-fiction books on Jewish topics. Is there an
                                                                    Complete Audiological Evaluations                  area of Jewish information that you want to learn about? We                 Our selection for this month is “Away” by Amy Bloom, ...a
                                                                    Advanced Technology Fully Digital Hearing Aids     have the books to help you. Please sign the parental
                                                                                                                       permission slip that your youngster brings home, so that they           compact epic, an adventure story, a survival tale and an incredible
                                                                    Telephone and Television Assistive Listening       may also borrow books for the summer.                                   journey wrapped up in a historical novel cloaked in a love story
                                                                    Devices                                               Our Tzedakah project of collecting used children’s books             ...taken from a review by the San Francisco Chronicle.
                                                                    Visual, Vibratory and Sonic Alerting Devices for   to send to Israel is an ongoing project. Please continue to
                                                                                                                       save the books that your children and grandchildren have                  Our discussion of “She Is Me” was spirited and was enjoyed
PRIVATE LESSONS, CHAMBER ENSEMBLES, MASTER CLASSES                  the Hearing Impaired
                                                                                                                       outgrown. We are looking for quality paperbook books, in                by all. Please join Cynthia and I, as well as the other Book
Steven Blutman     2221 Jerusalem Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566        360-A West Merrick Road Valley Stream, NY 11580     good condition, for youngsters in kindergarten through junior           Discussion members, at our May meeting.
Steven Nugget                     AIMusicCenter@GMail.com                                                              high school. We also need donations to help pay for sending
Directors                                      516.765.3360                        516-791-8800                        the books to Israel.
                 AIMusicCenter.com                                                                                        We have added some interesting books for our younger
                                                                                                                       readers:
                                                                                                                             A Picture for Marc by Eric Kimmel. This imaginative
                                                                                                                          story is based on the boyhood of artist Marc Chagall. He
                                                                                                                          is portrayed as a real boy - one who dislikes school and
                                                                                                                          stares at clouds. This book tries to inspire readers to trust       Youth Group
                                                                                                                          their dreams. (Grade 4-7)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Shari Steinmetz,
                                                                                                                             Sandy Koufax by Matt Doeden. This is a terrific Jewish           Youth Leader, Kadima
                                                                                                                          sports biography. It is a fast-paced book despite its many
                                                                                                                          statistics. The black and white photographs are excellent,             Hi there! I hope everyone
                                                                                                                          with informative captions. Parents will enjoy sharing this
                                                                                                                          book with their youngsters. (Grade 4 and up)                        had a great time at the Purim
                                                                                                                             Liberty on 23rd Street by Jacqueline Glasthal. In 1885,          carnival! This upcoming
                                                                                                                          Emma a Jewish immigrant and Ambrose, an African                     month we have a lot of great programs planned! Tell all your
                                                                                                                          American boy become true friends. Through mishaps and               friends to come down and see what meetings are all about.
                                                                                                                          adventures they raise funds for the Statue of Liberty’s
                                                                                                                          pedestal. (Grade 4-7)                                               Maybe they will even join next year! Passover is coming up
                                                                                                                             A Mezuzah on the Door by Amy Meltzer. Noah and his               and I wish everyone happy seders and lots and lots of matzah!
                                                                                                                          family have moved to the suburbs. The celebration of                I hope that the weather improves in the upcoming weeks so
                                                                                                                          hanukkat habayit and Hanukkah are explained in the book.            that we can have some great outdoor fun! Excellent times
                                                                                                                          The friends and family come to Noah’s home for the
                                                                                                                          celebration. His memories of them keep him from feeling             for making new friends. So come down and have a great
                                                                                                                          lonely. (Pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade)                        time! Also to remind you or if you don’t know, gym nights
                                                                                                                          Donations to the Library Fund enable us to purchase the             are Mondays at 7:30 at Barnum Woods Elementary. Go play
                                                                                                                       newest books for adults and children. A $10 donation will              games you know and love with all your friends! Happy
                                                                                                                       be listed in the Observer and recorded on a bookplate in a
                                                                                                                       new book.                                                              Passover!
                                                                                                                          LIBRARY HOURS: Sunday 9am-1pm; Monday and
                                                                                                                       Tuesday 4pm-6pm.




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                                BAT MITZVAH                                                                BAT MITZVAH                                        A I P A C POLICY                                              East Meadow Jewish Center, Temple Emanu-El,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Community Reform Temple and the East Meadow



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         e to !!
                               RACHEL SHANNA HOLMES                                                        RACHEL FRIEDMAN
                               MAY 2, 2008                                                                 MAY 16, 2008                                       CONFERENCE 2008                                               Jewish Community Relations Council



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     alut ade
                               Congratulations to Beth and Ross                                            Congratulations to Elaine and                                                                                    proudly presents the
                               Holmes on the Bat Mitzvah of their                                          Howard Friedman on the Bat                        June 2-4, 2008 Washington, D.C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2nd annual
                               daughter, Rachel.                                                           Mitzvah of their daughter, Rachel.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Par
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            bus trip to the
                               Rachel is a 7th grade student at                                            Rachel is a 7th grade student at        Hear from top leaders whose decisions shape the future of


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ael
                               Woodland Middle School. Her                                                 Woodland Middle School. Her             our world. Come together with thousands of pro-Israel


                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Isr
                               favorite subjects in school are Social                                      favorite subjects in school are
                               Studies, Technology, and Home and                                           Science and Social Studies.             activists from all 50 states. Lobby members of Congress on                                                   As the “East Meadow
                               Careers.
                                                                                                           Rachel plays the flute in the school    critical legislation affecting the U.S.-Israel relationship.                                                 Jewish Community,”
                               Rachel belongs to the drama club.                                           band and is on the honor roll. Rachel                                                                                                        we will be Marching Together under
                               Last year she had a part in her                                             also participates in the art club.        Opening Plenary: Experience cutting-edge multimedia                                                 one banner, wearing blue shirts.
                               school’s production of “Charlie and
                                                                                                           In her spare time she hangs out with
                               the Chocolate Factory.” This year            her friends, enjoys reading and bicycle riding. Rachel also enjoys     presentations highlighting the people on the frontlines of                 Join us on the bus as either Marchers or Spectators
Rachel has chosen to be behind the scenes in creating the backdrops
for the school’s play “Charlie Brown.”                                      going to the movies.                                                   today’s most pressing issues.                                            Spectators will have a designated area on the parade route,
                                                                            Favorite Movie: “Mean Girls” and “John Tucker Must Die”                                                                                                5th Ave. and 60th Street, to stand, Park Side

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday, June 1, 2008
Rachel plays the clarinet in the school band, and is a very active                                                                                    Breakout Sessions: Topics will include: background of
member of Kadima and a lifetime member of Hadassah.                         Favorite T.V. Show: American Idol
                                                                            Favorite Food: Mom’s chicken cutlets with pasta                        the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and what the future holds; the
Favorite Holiday: Chanukah                                                  Favorite Holiday: Hanukkah                                                                                                                             Bus departure and arrivals fimes to be announced
Favorite Movie: National Treasure Part 1 & 2                                                                                                       threat of growing Islamic terrorism.                                        Bring your own kosher lunch and snacks to eat on the bus!
Favorite TV Show: Hannah Mantana & Full House                               Rachel plans to donate some of her Bat Mitzvah money to the
Favorite Food: Grilled Chicken with salad                                   American Cancer Society.
                                                                            Rachel has a brother, Scott 20.
                                                                                                                                                      Regional Lobbying Meetings: Learn details about key
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              What a          Families encouraged to attend!!
Rachel is not sure what school she will attend as it is too early to                                                                               legislation as you prepare to lobby members of Congress.
know. She would like to be a teacher or work with children in                                                                                                                                                                Bargain !              $10.00 per person will get you
some other aspect.                                                                                         BAR MITZVAH                                                                                                                          a t-shirt and round trip transportation
                                                                                                           JASON GARRY                                AIPAC’s Annual Gala Banquet: Join more than half of
Rachel plans on donating a portion of her Bat Mitzvah money to                                                                                                                                                                             for more information please call:
an animal rescue organization.                                                                             MAY 31, 2008                            the U.S. Congress, as well as hundreds of leading diplomats                               East Meadow Jewish Center
Rachel has a brother, Alexander 10, and a sister, Kayla, 7.                                                Congratulations to Sherryl and          and Washington luminaries, for an elegant evening                                  Ira Kleiner                  Mark Bernstein
                                                                                                           Leigh Garry on the Bar Mitzvah of
                                                                                                           their son, Jason.                       celebrating the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship.                           481-3570                      489-1179
                                BAT MITZVAH
                                 ALISON BETH FURMAN                                                        Jason is a 7th grade student at
                                                                                                           Woodland Middle School. His               Lobbying Appointments on Capitol Hill: Build                               Israeli Day Parade             Sunday, June 1, 2008
                                 MAY 9, 2008
                                                                                                           favorite subjects in school are Math    Congressional relationships as you meet with House and
                                 Congratulations to Pamela and Lee                                         and Social Studies.                                                                                                Name(s) _________________________________________
                                 Furman on the Bat Mitzvah of their
                                                                                                           Jason is a member of many clubs in
                                                                                                                                                   Senate members regarding pending legislation.
                                 daughter, Alison.                                                                                                                                                                            Phone number ____________________________________
                                                                                                           school. These include the Jazz
                                 Alison is a 7th grade student at                                          Band, Builders Club, Treasurer,         For registration inquiries: email AIPAC at:                                  Number of children _____ T-shirt sizes
                                 Woodland Middle School. Her                                               Woodland Soccer Team, and Peer                                      policy conference@aipac.org                      S___ M___ L___ XL___
                                 favorite subjects in school are                                           Helpers.
                                 Science and Social Students.
                                                                            Jason’s special talents are playing trumpet, being a NYSSMA            or call:                    Conference Registration                          Number of adults _____T-shirt sizes
                                 Alison is a member of the                  participant and a Lacrosse player. He also attends NY Islander                                                                                      S___ M___ L___ XL___ XXL___ XXXL___
                                                                                                                                                                               Desk at:                                         (please add $2.00 per XXL shirt and $3.00 per XXXL shirt)
                                 Woodland Word Club, Yorker                 games frequently.
                                 Club, Photography Club and Band.                                                                                                              202-639-5363
                                 Alison plays the flute, and                Favorite Food: Potato Latkes                                                                                                                        $10.00 per person includes round trip transportation
                                 participates in NYSSMA yearly.                                                                                    Online registration                                                                        and a special blue t-shirt
                                                                            Jason’s favorite holiday is Hanukkah. He hopes to become a sports
She has made the honor or high honor roll since she’s been in               lawyer.                                                                available at:               www.aipac.org/pc2008                                    Total being sent in $ ________________________
middle school. Alison loves to swim.
                                                                            Jason has a brother, Matthew 19, and a sister, Ashley 15.
Alison enjoys raising money for the Yorker club at school for gifts                                                                                                                                                                 Important!! This must be handed in to your
for the underprivileged during the holiday season.                                                                                                                                                                                 synagogue’s chairperson as soon as possible
Alison likes to travel and learn about other people’s cultures in                                                                                                                                                                          and no later than May 2nd!!!
different countries she visits. She hangs out with her friends, goes
to the mall, plays on her computer, and text messages her friends.
Alison would like to be a veterinarian to help sick animals. She
intends to go to college to succeed in this venture.
Favorite Holiday: Hanukkah, because it’s fun to be with family                           HOLY RECYCLING
and friends eating latkes and lighting the menorah.
                                                                              Yasher Koach to Izzy Shefts for a parochet (torah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SYNAGOGUE SHOWCASE
Favorite Jewish Food: Challah and Hamantashen, and eggplant
   parmigiana                                                                 ark curtain) from the Ohav Sholem Center in the                                                                                                  In honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Jason Garry on Saturday,
Favorite Movie: Click and Billy Madison                                                                                                                                                                                     May 31, we have arranged for an exhibit of his grandfather’s
Favorite T.V. Show: House, Grey’s Anatomy and Extreme                         Bronx. We will use it during morning services.
   Home Makeover                                                                                                                                                                                                            Judaica in the Synagogue’s Showcase. The items will be on
Alison wants to make a donation from her Bat Mitzvah gifts to the                                                                                                                                                           display from May 20 through June 11. Some of the work
NYC Widows and Children’s Fund, because her father is a                                                                                                                                                                     will be for sale. Part of the proceeds of the sales will go to
policeman, and she wants the monies to go to help these families
in need.                                                                                                                                           Sisterhood Women gather in prayer in the Daily Chapel for a              the Sisterhood. Rachel Shapiro and the Sisterhood will
                                                                                                                                                   beautiful Rosh Chodesh service on April 6. Yasher Koach to Debbie        arrange for the sales and the delivery of your choice after
Alison is a lifetime member of Hadassah. Alison will be going to a
Jewish summer travel camp (JCC) this summer.                                                                                                       Welt for organizing the whole program, and to our Torah readers          June 11.
Alison has a sister, Erica, 9.                                                                                                                     Debbie and Laurie Diamond.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Strengthens America!       Jewish communities. In the process they displaced almost
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            While in Israel as part of a Middle East tour, Vice President
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of the Palestinian refugees dominates Middle East peace

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dick Cheney offered strong U.S. support for the Jewish State.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 discussions. Rep. Jerald Nadler (D-NY) has introduced House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “America’s commitment to Israel’s security is enduring and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Resolution 185 “Expressing the sense of the House of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         unshakable, as is our commitment to Israel’s right to defend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Representatives regarding the creation of refugee populations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         itself always against terrorism, rocket attacks and other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in the Middle East, North Africa and the Persian Gulf region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         threats from forces dedicated to Israel’s destruction. The
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         less reassuring. During a tour of overcrowded Jewish




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515) and send
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         neighborhoods in Jerusalem in March, Jones said that “many              him/her the following message: “PLEASE SUPPORT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jews will just have to move out of the capital rather than              HOUSE RESOLUTION 185, WHICH RECOGNIZES
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         housing projects on the eastern side of Jerusalem. Although             MIDDLE EAST REFUGEES.”




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Last Day for Hay and
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Why Do I LOVE The Ilene                                                         Weekend Of Learning                                       Teen Congregation                                                     Membership Corner
M. Rubin Nursery School                                                           June 6-8, 2008                                          Ben Zaientz, Leader                                                   Susan Bernstein, Membership Chair
Shari Glassman                                                            This year Israel is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. Our          As many of you now know, the Teen Congregation, the                   HOW TO INCREASE OUR MEMBERSHIP
                                                                       Weekend Of Learning to be held June 6-8 reflects the               monthly service set up to give teens a place to pray, learn,                    PERSON TO PERSON
    When it came time to send my son, Sam, to nursery school,          importance of recognizing this milestone. At the same time
I naturally looked into the Ilene M. Rubin nursery school at           the Weekend will also be about us as American Jews. The            and eat (three things I do well) in a Jewish environment, is             Recently, I was called to the office to meet a prospective
the East Meadow Jewish Center, as well as other local nursery          topic for our Weekend is:                                          thriving. We have already had 6 services (and by the time             family. I met them and spent time talking to them about the
schools. The Ilene M. Rubin nursery school was an easy                 ISRAEL         AT       SIXTY:         HISTORICAL          AND     you read this, a seventh) full of prayer, song, and kavunah           EMJC family. I answered their questions and invited them
                                                                       CONTEMPORARY REFLECTIONS ON ITS “SPECIAL
choice for me. It is the only school that could show me they           RELATIONSHIP” WITH AMERICAN JEWRY                                  (feeling). Also, for Purim we had a seudah (festive meal)             to Shabbat, a sisterhood program and other upcoming events.
provide a loving, caring environment with a focus on creative                                                                             full of torah, singing, and bagels. As you can see, we are            Several days later, I was approached by a congregant who
                                                                                    We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Jeffrey S.
thinking and hands on learning, not to mention a lower price                        Gurock as our Scholar-In-Residence. Dr. Gurock                                                                              asked me if I met a new family. During this conversation I
                                                                                                                                          very active and help to bring Judaism back in the lives of
tag than the non-sectarian schools. Since Sam has been a                            is the Libby M. Klaperman Professor of                                                                                      learned that this same family was having difficulty finding
                                                                                    American Jewish History at Yeshiva University.        post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah teens.                                           the synagogue. The family asked directions of our congregant
student there for the past year and a half they have FAR                            In addition to being a fascinating and
                                                                                    knowledgeable lecturer, he is the author or editor      On May 17th a major event will be happening for the Teen            who was walking toward the synagogue. Directions were
exceeded my expectations. He has learned such a tremendous
                                                                                    of thirteen books. His works include A                Congregation and the shul. We will be holding our “Teens              given but by the time the prospective family arrived so had
amount of things in a wide variety of topics through very              MODERN HERETIC AND A TRADITIONAL
                                                                                                                                          Takeover” service on the Bimah. At this service, you will be          our congregant. Finding the back entrance and the office can
creative lesson plans. For example, his class took a trip to           COMMUNITY:               MORDECAI            M.       KAPLAN,
                                                                       ORTHODOXY AND AMERICAN JUDAISM (Columbia                                                                                                 be confusing for new corners. Our congregant greeted the
the moon where they traveled on a space ship wearing                                                                                      able to see the ruach (spirit) and true intelligence of EMJC’s
                                                                       U. Press, 1997). In 1998, A MODERN HERETIC...was                                                                                         couple and escorted them inside to the office. This is how to
helmets, rode around in space vehicles and collected moon              awarded the bi-annual Saul Viener Prize from the American          teens. Working with the ritual committee and the                      get new members. Thanks for your support.
rocks. He came home so excited to name all of the planets in           Jewish Historical Society for the best book written in that        administration, we will bring you the best we can to show
                                                                       field. Dr. Gurock served from 1982-2002 as associate editor
our solar system. I know he is looking forward to their                of AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY, the leading academic                   you of what the teens are capable. I implore you all to come
upcoming trip to Israel where they transform the school into           journal in that field. He is also a former chair of the Academic
a working kibbutz. When I say transform - I really mean it -           Council of the American Jewish Historical Society. Dr.
                                                                                                                                          on this Shabbos and see us and support us. Teens, together
                                                                                                                                          we can join up and show our abilities!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chai Club News
                                                                       Gurock’s latest book, JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH
they “ride a camel,” “milk a cow,” and collect pretend eggs.           AMERICAN SPORTS was published in 2005 by Indiana                                                                                         Ruth Samuels and Bonnie Kardisch
Let’s not forget that they all make passports, pack a suitcase         University Press.                                                     The two holidays surrounding us now are Passover and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Chai Club winners for February 2008 are:
and of course go through security prior to getting on the                 During the weekend, Dr. Gurock will be delivering three         Yom Hashoa (Holocaust Remembrance Day). These two                       Evelyn and Harold Krangle - $18
                                                                       lectures.                                                          holidays are extremely child oriented. Passover has the 4
plane. In addition, the Jewish education that he has received                                                                                                                                                     Marion Neyer - $36
has been much more meaningful to our family than I would               Lecture #1 - Friday evening                                        questions, the 4 sons, the afikomen, songs, and full
                                                                       “The Long Road Towards Fulfillment of the American                                                                                       Congratulations to all of the winners so far. The best is yet
have ever thought. In today’s life where we are all so busy,           Zionist Creed”                                                     involvement for youth. Children are not only permitted but            to come so there is still time to buy a ticket!
it is easy to lose sight of our traditional customs. At school,        For identification with Israel to emerge as a dominant force       expected to ask questions at the Seders. Yom Hashoa also
                                                                       in American Jewish life required a re-definition of what
Sam celebrates Shabbat every Friday, including baking his              Jewish nationalism stood for in the hearts and minds of a          has deep roots in children. We commemorate the sacrifices
very own challah, which he is so proud to share with his               free, Diaspora Jewry. Dr. Gurock will lead us down the             that children made during the Holocaust and the 1.5 million
family on Friday evening. He also was able to lead our                 historical road to fulfillment of that creed.
                                                                                                                                          children who lost their lives. They were not allowed to be
Passover Seder last year, with his own Haggadah that he                Lecture #2 - Saturday morning
                                                                       “1967: Israel’s Triumph as a Turning Point in American             children or given proper time to grow up. Also, on Yom
made at school (and if you don’t believe me I can prove it on          Jewish History”                                                    Hashoa and all throughout the year, adults have an obligation
video!). This Jewish education is instilling a value system in         Dr. Gurock will explore how the momentous events of the
                                                                       Six Day War affected American Jewish identity and attitudes        to children to teach them so that we never forget. We must
him that could never be taught at another school. The last             towards Zionism and the Jewish State.                              realize, at this time especially, the importance of caring for
and final reason that I love the Ilene M. Rubin nursery school         Lecture #3 - Sunday morning                                        and funding what our shul’s youth are doing.
is the family environment that exists. The director often meets        “Coping with Success: American Jews and the Contemporary
me at the door to the school, waiting to take Sam inside for           State of Israel”                                                      Do you have any questions, comments, or want to join?
                                                                       Despite the persistence of constant external threats, Israel
me so that I don’t have to take my newborn out of the car.             today is a secure and prosperous Jewish State. Yet as              Do you want to see just what we are about? We have several
This kind of family environment is priceless. In the fall, Sam         American Jews celebrate the success of Israel, they are of         ways for you to contact us. Join our Facebook group: EMJC
will be entering half day kindergarten and I naturally signed          multiple minds over Israeli policies on many fronts. Dr.
                                                                       Gurock will identify and comment on the dilemmas of                Teen Cong or visit our website www.freewebs.com/
him up for the Kinder Time program at the nursery school,              American Jewish attitudes today towards the State of Israel.       emjcteencong. You can call me, Ben Zaientz, at (516) 652-
which will provide enrichment in the afternoons. This                  As in past Weekends Of Learning, there will be a Friday
                                                                       night Shabbat dinner, a Shabbat luncheon on Saturday, an           1185 or email me at Ben62591@aolcom. Hope to see you
program is truly enriching with studies such as Native                 entertaining evening on Saturday night, and a breakfast on         all on May 17th.
Americans and ancient civilizations, and the cost is half of           Sunday. If you have not already filled out the forms you
what the local non-sectarian schools are offering. If you are          have received in the mail, we encourage you to do so now.
                                                                       Additional forms are available in the office. We are looking
considering this school for your own child please call me for          forward to seeing you during this entertaining and
a reference. I can be reached at work on Tuesdays at M.B.              informative weekend.
Cohn Interiors (516) 794-0424.



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SECURE A PLACE ON OUR WALL OF LIFE THAT WILL LIVE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME                                                                  Shalach Manot 2008                                           Concerned about Israel’s safety
                                                                                                                                    Once more, we are happy to report that this year’s Shalach
                                                                                                                                 Manot program at the East Meadow Jewish Center has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and security?
                                                                                                                                 a huge success. The number of baskets we make increases
                                                                                                                                 each year, and the number of people participating continues
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Then do something about it:
                                                                                                                RESERVE          to grow. This means that our profits are increasing as well.
                                                                                                                Triangles or     The sending of Shalach Manot baskets to our college students
                                                                                                                                 has also been very successful. It is a good feeling for the                      NORPAC’s
                                                                                                                 diamonds
                                                                                                                 For family
                                                                                                                                 students to know that they are thought of on Purim. Our “kid
                                                                                                                                 friendly” basket was so well received last year that we offered
                                                                                                                                 it again this year, and due to its success, we plan to offer it
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mission to Washington
                                                                                                                 groupings                                                                                          May 21, 2008
                                                                                                                                 again next year. Additionally, our “mail away” basket is
                                                                                                                   call for      proving to be another hit!
                                                                                                                  payment
                                                                                                                 schedules          Of course this program would not be possible without the               New: Bus from East Meadow
                                                                                                                                 help of so many wonderful and dedicated volunteers. First
                                                                                                                 H. Olshin       we thank Susan Cohen, who once again helped with the                       Jewish Center, Long Island
                                                                                                                 489-3424        enormous amount of paper work that has to be done. We
                                                                                                                 S. Kaplan       would like to thank Marsha Singer for the massive job of                 Register online at www.norpac.net,
                                                                                                                 481-6085        making all the cards for our “mail away” programs. Nancy
                                                                                                                                 Rosenbaum was a remarkable source of support with the                           or call 201-788-5133
                                                                                                                                 computer work, and we thank her for the hours that she spent                  Student discount available
                                                                                                                                 helping us (and teaching us!) with this task. A big thank you
                                                                                                                                 goes to the following people who came down to help make                      STRENGTHEN AMERICA -
                                      TRIANGLES - WALL OF LIFE                                                                   the baskets: Francine Berman, Susan Cohen, Betty Eisenberg,               LOVE ISRAEL - REGISTER TODAY!
                                                                                                                                 Syma Gerstein, Zippy Katz, Irene Levine, Sheryl Marin, Lois
                           In Honor of Bat Mitzvah of Alexa Spieler - April 4, 2008                                              Meierhof, Nancy Rosenbaum, and Marsha Zinger.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Online at www.norpac.net
                                                                                                                                    Since we try to keep the mitzvah of Shalach Manot, we
                                                                                                                                 deliver each and every basket. This is quite an undertaking                or call NORPAC at 201-788-5133
                                                                                                                                 and we could not do this without the help of all the people
                                                                                                                                 who volunteer to drive. Our list of people who volunteer
                                                                                                                                 their time and effort keeps growing. A great big thank you
   A gift from METNY                                         The New York Metropolitan Region                                    goes out to: Lorraine and Bill Alderman, Betti, Steve, and
                                                                                                                                 Justin Braunschweiger, Zachary Goldfarb, Honey Goldfein,
   Celebrating Israel’s                                                                  presents
                                                          The Institute of Continuing Jewish Studies
                                                                                                                                 Debra and Ilana Goldner, Mark Eisenberg, Bonnie Kardisch,
                                                                                                                                 Cynthia Katz, Barbara, Bruce, Rachel and Daniel Kaufman,
      60th birthday                                                          Spring Semester 2008
                                                                                                                                 Jack London, Pearl Lusthaus, Felice Schulman-Marcus,
                                                                                                                                 Sheryl Marin, Sandy and Ken Martin, Celia Marvin, Diane
                                                                                                                                 Meisel, Sidney Mermelstein, Brian and Seema Newdorf,
                                                                                                                                 Henry and Sophie Olshin, Sheryl Rabinowitz, Shelley
              Thursday,                                             The Character of Jacob                                       Satenstein, Julius Seif, Bruce Serkes, Anne and Alan Sharkis,
                                                                                                                                 Amy Sidney, Marsha and Harvey Singer, Moshe Taub, Susan
             May 29, 2008                                           A four-part course taught by
                                                                                                                                 Topkin, Susan Vogel, Ethel Zager, and Marcia Zinger. The
              doors open at 6:30 pm                                 Rabbi Joseph Brodie                                          following people are first time deliverers and we hope they
                                                              Jewish Theological Semitary,                                       will be back to deliver next year: Hallie Herman, Lori Marder,
          Shelter Rock Jewish Center                        Vice president for Student Affairs                                   and Irving Kuber. A special mention goes to Andrew
              Roslyn, New York                                 Emeritus and Instructor of                                        Alderman, Corey Braunschweiger, and Amy Steinmetz, our
                                                              Professional Skills and Bible                                      High School Students, who helped a great deal and took on
  Blue Fringe... THE Jewish Rock Band                          The course will use the Torah to explore
                                                          the multi-faceted nature of the character of Jacob.
                                                                                                                                 multiple routes as part of their senior community service
                                                           We will engage in thought-provoking questions,
                                                                                                                                 project.
Tizmoret... an outstanding a cappella group                including: Is Jacob a good role model? What do                           The Shalach Manot program is a very involved one and
                                                           we learn about the nature of family relationship?                     certainly takes a lot of time and preparation. Although this
                                                                And ultimately, how would we want to
    A FREE concert for the entire family!                                 characterize Jacob?                                    program is a massive amount of work, it is all worth it to be
                                                                                                                                 able to say that the East Meadow Community is one that
                                                                    Four Wednesdays – May 21, 28 and June 4, 11                  fulfills the mitzvah of giving Shalach Manot, while at the
         Admission by reservation only                                            4:15-6:30 pm                                   same time it has become a major fundraiser for our shul. We
  Call Don Schiller: 212 533 7800 ext. 2154 or               Classes held at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism        hope next year will be even bigger, and we thank each and
              Schiller@uscj.org                                    155 Fifth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd), NYC                 everyone who helped to make this program the success that
                                                                             Call (212) 533-7800, Ext. 2161,                     it is! We love working with everybody and we hope that
                                                                        or e-mail metnyed@uscj.org to register.
                                                                                                                                 they will all be back next year to volunteer their time.
    Sponsors: $36...special seating and gift               Tuition is only $150 for four sessions if you register by May 21st.
    Checks made payable to METNY, USCJ                                     After May 21st, tuition costs $175.                                                       Thank you,
                                                                                                                                                                     Eileen Huber
        155 Fifth Avenue, NYC 10010                        This price includes the lecture fee and afternoon refreshments.                                           Randi Berkowitz
                                                                                                                                                                     Robin Croudo
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    YAHRZEIT DONATIONS                                                                    GENERAL FUND                                                  LIBRARY BOOK FUND                                      Religious School
                                                                                        For the recovery of Yetta Shuriff                           In honor of Sandra Chuney’s good health
             Andrew Langus - father, Sam Langus                                    Donated by Doris and Bernard Waldman                              Donated by Sandra and Henry Chuney                        Alex Konstantyn, Principal
           Diane Rappaport - mother, Yetta Rafaloff
          Irwin Kaufman - brother, Howard Kaufman                                       For the recovery of Morton Sloan                         In memory of Henry Olshin’s brother, Herman                      The curtain is coming down on another school year. Spring
       Irwin Kaufman - father-in-law, Bernard Hammer                                 Donated by Shirley and Morton Sloan                              Donated by Pearl and Seymour Fahrer
                                                                                                                                                                                                               brought with it, excitement and restlessness in the classrooms.
           Doris Hamill - mother, Lillian Hinderstein                        In memory of Laura Ratner’s husband, Arthur Ratner                               In memory of Ida Rosen                           Yet the teachers are making commendable efforts to complete
                Sol Hamill - mother, Eva Hamill                                    Donated by Cookye and Wally Kaufman                     Donated by sister, Celia R. Chess, Nephews Stanley, Harvey,
              Esther Myers - sister, Shirley Levine                                                                                       and Marshall, Great nephew and niece, David and Sarah Chess          the requirements of our rigorous curriculum.
                                                                                          In memory of Samuel Weitz
               Muriel Leff - mother, Ethel Kobrin                               Donated by Michele, Jack, Ron and Brad Slepian                                                                                    Pesach is upon us and all of us are struggling with so much
        Michael Lefkowitz - mother, Frances Lefkowitz                                                                                             KRANGLE/ZIMMERMAN FUND
          Michael Lefkowitz - father, Jack Lefkowitz                       In honor of Rabbi Willig - Sarah Kessler’s Bat Mitzvah                                                                              to teach within so little time.
                                                                                         Donated by the Kessler Family                        In honor of Evelyn and Harold Krangle’s anniversary
             Robin Fruman - father, Murray Austin                                                                                                   Donated by Barbara and Bob Schreibman                         Celebrating Israel’s 60th birthday this year is another
           Arlene Mitchel - brother, Louis Goodman                      In honor of Nancy Androphy - Sarah Kessler’s Bat Mitzvah
         Susan Cohen - grandmother, Rose Nebrasky                                        Donated by the Kessler Family                                                                                         exciting event.
           Jesse and Martha Eichner - uncle, Sidney
                                                                                                                                                              YOUTH FUND
             Gloria Berkowitz - father, Sam Brumer
                                                                            In memory of Karen Lefkowitz’s father, Philip Kaplan
                                                                                                                                                         For the recovery of Yetta Shuriff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We started the festivities with a song festival on March
                                                                                 Donated by Beth and Steve Tessler and Family                                                                                  30th, dedicated to Israeli songs.
            Moshe Croudo - mother, Marcel Croudo                                                                                                            Donated by Selma Colbert
            Pearl Schneider - father, Abraham Finkel                   To the minyan congregants for their prayers for the recovery of
             Sidney Nadel - brother, Morris Nadel                        Leonard Borger - Donated by Frances and Leonard Borger                             In memory of Jeff Chizzik                             The students performed in an impressive fashion, to the
                                                                                                                                                          Donated by Judy and Irv Kuber                        enjoyment of their parents. More celebration is being planned
            Windy Cutler - father, Theodore Gibgot                                For the recovery of my father, Morton Sloan
              Ruth Weinreb - father, Jack Kramer                                           Donated by Howard Sloan                             In memory of Amy Sharkis’ father, Marvin Garfinkel              and please don’t forget to march with us in the Israel Day
                                                                                                                                                         Donated by Zepora and Bill Katz                       Parade on June 1st. Please try to expose your children to
                                                                               In memory of Barry Goldstein’s sister, Linda Katz
                     EVENTS                                                    Donated by Michele, Jack, Ron, and Brad Slepian              In memory of Norman Kirshner’s mother, Hannah Kirshner
                                                                                                                                                          Donated by Judy and Irv Kuber
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Israeli culture and Israeli products. Discuss with them the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               situation in the Middle East.
                                                                            MARILYN AND IRWIN NABLE FUND                                                  Donated by Ina and Jerry Katz
                      MAZEL TOV                                                                                                                In memory of Jon Michaels’ father, Gilbert Michaels                The rest of this space is dedicated to our young scholars,
      Arlene Kaufman - birth of great grandson, Eliyahu                     Irwin Nable for the yahrzeit of wife, Marilyn Nable                         Donated by Beth and Steve Tessler                      who by excelling in their studies and attending Jr.
      Arlene Kaufman - engagement of granddaughter,                        HIGHER JEWISH EDUCATION FUND                                  In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Beth and Ross Holmes’ daughter,        Congregation qualified for 2nd semester Honor Roll.
              Malkie Tarko to Fishel Berkowitz                                                                                            Rachel Shanna - Donated by Harriet and Stephanie Markowitz
                                                                        In memory of Norman Kirshner’s mother, Hannah Kirshner
Dorothy and George Klau - birth of great granddaughter, Alyssa                   Donated by Sandy and David Herman                                                                                             HONOR ROLL                        MERITORIOUS ROLL
                                                                                                                                               STUART ADLER MEMORIAL FUND
                SPEEDY RECOVERY                                                   HOLOCAUST TORAH FUND                                                In memory of Gail Friedberg’s mother                     Alef 1                            Bet 1
                         Yetta Shuriff                                     In memory of Henry Olshin’s brother, Herman Olshin
                                                                                                                                                       Donated by Lillian and Arthur Adler                     Rachel Kaufman                    Melissa Berman
                                                                                  Donated by Robin and Moshe Croudo                                  In honor of Mike Rubin’s 90th Birthday                    Jason Steiner                     Jordan Crohn
                 CONDOLENCES TO                                                                                                                        Donated by Lillian and Arthur Adler                                                       Seth Rubin
                                                                              In memory of Joe Kamhi’s sister, Leona Miller
                                                                                                                                           In honor of Fred and Roz Glass’ 60th Wedding Anniversary
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Alef 2
     Norman Kirshner - loss of mother, Hannah Kirshner                            Donated by Sophie and Henry Olshin
                                                                                                                                                       Donated by Lillian and Arthur Adler                     Hannah Fried                      Gimel 3
          Fred Weiss - loss of father, Murray Weiss                                                                                                                                                            Emily Katz                        Alexander Goodstein
                                                                              ILENE M. RUBIN NURSERY FUND
       Jon Michaels - loss of father, Gilbert Michaels                                                                                               RICHARD SAMUELS FUND                                      Hallie Rubinstein
         Joseph Kamhi - loss of sister, Leona Miller                       In memory of the Bat Mitzvah of Eva Smith’s grandson                                                                                                                  Daled 6
                                                                                     Donated by Muriel and Mike Rubin                       In memory of Frances Percival’s husband, Morton Percival           Lauren Schiffer                   Alexa Charyn
                KIDDUSH SPONSORS                                           In honor of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jenkin’s
                                                                                                                                                           Donated by Ruth Samuels                             Michael Spellman                  Brian Giblin
        Susan and David Tobias in honor of their sons’,                   daughter, Stephanie - Donated by Muriel and Mike Rubin                      SHALACH MANOT FUND                                       Bet 1                             Hay 8
 Josh and Ethan’s birthdays, niece Shoshana Bazini’s birthday,          In honor of the marriage of Eleanor Altwarg’s granddaughter             East Meadow Jewish Center would like to thank                  Joseph Asher                      Alison Furman
             and David’s Bar Mitzvah anniversary                                     Donated by Muriel and Mike Rubin                        Robert Pickus and his family for their generous donation          Jason Ferreira
                                                                            In memory of Henry Olshin’s brother, Herman Olshin                                                                                                                   Joshua Gerstein
                   SHALOS SEUDOS
                                                                                                                                                      towards our Shalach Manot fundraiser                     Erica Furman                      Sarah Kessler
                                                                                     Donated by Muriel and Mike Rubin
       Eleanor Goldman for the yahrzeit of her mother,                   In honor of Ruth and Seymour Kaplan’s 60th Anniversary                                                                                Gimel 3
                   Gertrude L. Goldman                                               Donated by Muriel and Mike Rubin                                                                                          Jessica Brass
                                                                               In honor of Bat Mitzvah of the granddaughter of                                                                                 Stephanie Cohen
                 DONATIONS                                                                 Mimi and Dan Schreiber                                                                                              Clay Fried
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jessica Kessler
                                                                      IN HONOR OF MIKE RUBIN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY
             BEAUTIFICATION FUND
      In memory of Henry Olshin’s brother, Herman Olshin                                 Mimi and Dan Schreiber                                 Memorial/Honorarial                                            Adam Ratner
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rachel Steiner
             Donated by Bonnie and Josh Kardisch
            Donated by Karin and Norman Kirshner
                                                                                        Hy Schreck and Eva Smith
                                                                                           Doris and Sol Hamill                                    Committee                                                   Daled 6
            For the speedy recovery of Mel Lusthaus
                                                                                        Anita Kupietz and Family                                                                                               Talia Stone
                                                                                        Ruth and Seymour Kaplan                          Many thanks to the Leff/Kobrin Family for its generous                Alyson Katz
             Donated by Bonnie and Josh Kardisch                                       Ruth and Sidney Mermelstein                       donation of a beautiful sterling silver yad. The Yad was
              For the recovery of Leon Greenseid                                          Yvette and Joe Seltzer                                                                                               Hay 8
             Donated by Howard and Elayne Gould                                             Shirley Kaiserman                            made in Israel and is now engraved with a tribute to                  Lauren Cassell
In honor of the engagement of Rose Cohen’s granddaughter, Jill                           Muriel and Lou Zamkow                           Samuel and Ethel Kobrin. It will serve as a fitting
                                                                                            Lillian Schlossberg                                                                                                Jennifer Fine
                     Donated by Ethel Zager                                                                                              memory of the Kobrins and a beautiful and useful                      Oliva Fried
                                                                                             Edith Grossman
    In honor of the birth of Marty Rothwax’s great grandson,                              Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shaw                                                                                                 Joanna Perlman
            Joshua Steven - Donated by Ethel Zager                                                                                       adornment for one of our Torahs.
                                                                                               Rita Schwartz                                                                                                   Marni Tessler
                                                                                              Adele Svetcov
                                                                                              Roslyn Levitin                                                                                                   Jonathan Tilles
                                                                                                Paul Plump
                                                                                            Evelyn Hirschhorn                                                                                                   We are very proud of these dedicated youngsters.
                                                                                             Louis Rudowsky                                                                                                    YZSHAR KOAH to them and their parents.




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