For the Home
  Calendar of Events
  Contact Us
  Minor Criminal Incidents
  Public/Private Schools events



  Movie Theaters
Bellmore Playhouse - 525 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore Village (516)783-5440
  Broadway Multiplex Cinemas - Rt 106 & Rt 107, Hicksville (516)935-5599
  Clearview Franklin Sq. Cinemas -989 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square (516)775-3257
  Clearview Grand Avenue Cinemas - 1849 Grand Avenue, Baldwin (516)223-2323
  Clearview Herricks Cinemas - 3324 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park (516)747-0555
  Clearview Port Washington Cinemas - 116 Main Street, Pt Washington (516)944-6200
  Clearview Roslyn Quad - 20 Tower Place, Roslyn (516)621-8488
  Clearview Soundview Cinema - Shore Road, Port Washington
(516)756-2589 x 881
  Clearview Squire Cinemas - 115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck (516)466-2020
  Glen Cove Cinemas - 5 School Street, Glen Cove (516)671-6668
  Loews Cineplex Entertainment - 3585 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown (516)731-5400
  Loews Cineplex Fantasy Theatre - 18 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre (516)764-8240
  Loews Cineplex Raceway Theatre - 1025 Corporate Drive, Westbury. (516)745-6633
  Loews Cineplex Rockville Centre Twin Theatre - 340 Sunrise Highway - Rockville Centre (516)678-3121
  Long Beach Cinema - 4179 E Park Avenue, Long Beach (516)431-2400
  Loews Cineplex Entertainment - Roosevelt Field Shopping Center, Garden City (516)741-4007
  Malverne Cinema - 350 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne (516)599-6966
  Merrick Cinemas - Broadcast Plaza, Merrick (516)623-1177
  Mid-Island Theatre - Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage (516)796-7500
  Multiplex Cinemas - Rt 110/Conklin Street, Farmingdale (631)777-8080
  North Shore Towers - CinemaGrand Central Pkwy, Floral Park (718)229-7702
  Oceanside Theatre - 2743 Long Beach Road, Oceanside (516)536-7565
  Original Bellmore Movies - 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore (516)783-7200
  Seaford Cinemas - Washington Av/Merrick Road, Seaford (516)409-8700
  Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas - 750 W Sunrise Highway, Valley Stream (516)825-5700
  United Artists Lynbrook Theatre - 321 Merrick Road, Lynbrook (516)593-1033
  United Artists Westbury 12 - 7000 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury (516)333-0009
This Week's Job Listings- Updated Daily Looking for a Job? Check the Classified Page



Prayer 1

Prayer 2

After the Fire: 4 Questions for Parents 
This Passover, let’s take Gabriel Sassoon’s heartbroken words to heart.


We are all reeling from the tragic loss that has rocked the Jewish world. Seven souls, seven angels whose sweet voices I just heard singing “Cry No More Yerushalayim” on a recording released by the Sassoon family. It is difficult for me to keep listening; I wipe away my tears. Who cannot be touched by this tsunami of grief?

In his eulogy, Gabriel Sassoon’s voice shook as he described each of his beautiful children who had perished in the tragic fire. He told the anguished crowd, “I want to ask my children for forgiveness. I did my best and my wife did her best. Please, everybody, love your child. That’s all that counts. Understand that.”

Let us take this heartbroken father’s words to heart. To honor the memory of these children, let us take the time before Passover begins to learn how to love each child better. This holiday is our opportunity to engage our sons and daughters, connect with them, and teach them how much God cares for them. The Hagaddah guides us in our quest to renew our bond with each child sitting at our table and make them feel cherished and adored.

The following four questions

1. Did I search for my personal chametz?

On the eve before the Passover Seder we conduct a search for chametz-leaven. After the search we say, “Any type of leaven that may still be in my possession, that I have not seen or removed, let it be considered nullified.” We are not just speaking about clearing our physical homes but as we prepare for Passover, we must take time to clean our spiritual homes within our hearts. Passover gives us the energy to do a ‘spiritual cleanse’ as we purge ourselves of negative character traits.

Before the holiday begins, take a moment and consider which character traits are causing a disconnect with our children. Is it a short fuse that brings angry reactions instead of calm to our home? Are we impatient so that we seem indifferent and uncaring? Do we push our loved ones away by being negative and judgmental? Do we seem to put technology first by constantly checking iPhones and emails while our family is trying to speak with us?

Don’t allow this moment to pass. Set a clear goal to rid yourself of the trait that is preventing you from building the home you have always dreamed of. This will take commitment, hard work and dedication. Do not give up. Your children are waiting for you to raise them with love.

2. Do I create seder-order in my home?

Before we begin the Seder, we enumerate the 15 parts of the Seder in order to show how crucial it is for us to give thought to our actions and words. We should always live our days with meaning and perspective. We waste precious time and mess up relationships when we simply coast along and stop paying attention to those we love. This impacts our parenting. When we discipline without thinking, we say and do hurtful things. When we react emotionally, we lose control. Parenting with ‘seder-order’ means that we parent purposefully. Our homes are not filled with chaos, which causes confusion and insecurity. Daily routines and relationships built on respect bring stability. Children thrive when they feel safe. Knowing that parents are consistent, thoughtful about their parenting, and living in harmony provides the ‘seder’ that children need to succeed. Let us plan how to make this happen.

3. Am I tuned in to the emotional needs of my children?

As we begin to recite the story of our people, we lift up our Seder plate, uncover our matzahs and say, “This is the poor bread that our forefathers ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are needy come and celebrate.” One would think that it is a little late to begin inviting guests to our Seder table at this point. After all, we are seated and ready to begin. Where are we finding hungry and needy people now?

If we would open up our eyes and really see the children who are sitting around us, we would notice the hunger for love and a kind word that gnaws at their souls. It is not simply physical hunger that we are being asked to feed. We are being taught to recognize that parents have the responsibility to nourish a child’s desire to feel cared for. Some children require more hugs and kisses. They long for a loving touch that, as children grow, parents forget to give. Others yearn for a kind word, warm laughter, an encouraging smile. Days go by and we have given many directions and commands but a good word has hardly been said.

Seder night, look around your table. Give each child your blessing. Embrace your family with the compassion that they so badly need. We speak of the Four Sons. Understand that there are all types of children; each deserves a place in your heart.

4. Do I live my life in color?

Jews all over the world sing the melody of ‘Dayenu’. We describe the many incredible miracles that God has showered upon our nation and after each is enumerated, we say one word: Dayenu! – ‘This would have been enough!’ Here lies one of the most valuable life lessons we can ever hope to transmit to our children. If we could teach ourselves to see the many kindnesses that God has granted us from the moment we took our first breath in this world, we would be able to guide our children to be cognizant of the ‘blessing of enough’. Nothing is random; life should never be taken for granted. By breaking down each instant and then learning to say ‘thank You, God’, we come to live life in color instead of black and white.

Most of us think about what we are lacking. We easily complain or feel badly for ourselves. When we redirect our eyes to see the good, we take ourselves to a positive place. Our children learn how to appreciate the gifts that God has granted us. This is the road to joy. It begins with our appreciation for our lives.

This Passover, let us dedicate our Seders to these seven holy souls who left this world with a message to us all. Parents, think about the gift of life that we have been given. Every child is precious. As Gabriel Sassoon cried, “The souls of my children live on in my heart and my wife’s heart. But not just with us – in the heart of the entire nation…They are there.”



What’s It All About, Anyway?

Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS



"Hey could you please -Pass over the salt."  "Slow down you've got to -Pass over the speed bump in the road."  "Pass over- the answers; I was too tired to study last night."  You see Pass over can have many applications.


We are about to Pass over 7000 new calories to our bodies, 9 tons of matzah to our kishkas, and 5000 years of Jewish history to our families and guests.


Haggadah?! "Ha-gga-dah go to sleep already"; is a big cry at our Seder table." But luckily it's usually from the guests who have never been there before. Everyone who has survived one of our marathon Seders before, knows it's a night to cherish and remember!!  The singing, the dancing, the stories, the bonding, the leaning, the dipping, the laughing and the kazayising.  Yes the kazayising, is a ritual in and of itself. We pass around measurement charts to make sure we are eating enough of every single crumb of matzah, and morsel of ritual food.


We scrape and strain fresh morror and then have survival contests. The intensity of the fist pounding and guttural coughing, as the victims attempt to keep breathing while swallowing this bitter, bitter herb, is only out done by the intensity of the redness of their faces!


We sit in a square circle, whatever that means, so that all the participants can see and hear one another throughout the night.


Every kid shows up with their trunk load of divrei Torah (Insights into the Haggadah) that they could never have finished reading, even if they wandered the desert for all 40 years!!!  Somewhere along the night they are truly shocked by the realization that they will not get to share all for them. They must have informed them in school that they were actually going to be reliving the entire exodus, hour for hour!


Then at around midnight we bring out the 10 course meal.  The amount and variety we supply are not required -but for this gang - if they sat at the table for this long they want to be rewarded for it.

Believe it or not- Despite having consumed more greens then a cow does in a lifetime as part of the order of the night, they are ready for the meal! The endless dishes are served and everyone parties together.


Later, stuffed like turkeys , we resume the closing ceremonies and dance and sing the night away!!!


So what is it exactly we are -Passing Over -in this  night of  sharing our history of our having been carried  on the wings of Eagles from slavery?  And -What is it that we are getting out of our sitting together, eating commemorative foods, and sharing songs and stories of our journey to freedom?


Here it is ...We are passing over -to the next generation the secret of our survival. Being a family. Remembering who we are and who helped us get here. We are passing over the secret of never forgetting and having gratitude for the goodness one extends to us.


Gd passed over the houses of the Jewish people when he was carrying out the last plague of killing the oldest child. He saved our children! It is the children who are the continuity of the nation and all its beautiful values and traditions that are here to make the entire world a better place. We are all someone's child. It is our job to keep the traditions going.


So Passover all night, all you've got to give , and don't - Pass Out!!!


Have a beautiful, Passover!  Passing love from our home to Yours!


Rivki Rosenwald is a certified relationship counselor, and career and life coach. She can be contacted at 917-705-2004 or<




in memory of Malka Feiga bat Nosson 

Inspired by Tzipora Harris


 “Please G-d, let me partner with You and go beyond my constrictions to a place of expansiveness. Everything that happens is part of Your perfect training & development program for me. Help me respond in the most noble way- help me judge favorably, have compassion, let go of having to be in control and give it over to You, G-d. Please bless me with an amazing year of walking with YOU.”

1.      G-D, You have an incredible vision for all of humanity and for me. I want to fulfill Your vision of greatness for me more and more. Please show me what I most need to see gently.

2. I want to recognize the gifts in my life and see the totality of the life You gave me, the blessings and the challenges, as an expression of Your love. Please fill my heart with gratitude.

3. I want to transcend my greatest obstacles to fulfill Your vision for me. Please help me partner with You and go from a place of constraints to a place of expansiveness.

4. Please bless me with all the resources I need to fulfill Your vision for me. (health, clarity, relationships,  a job, place to live etc.)

5. I want to make You King by living myself more according to Your Definition of reality and Your instructions for living. Please guide me.

6. I resolve that I want to be connected to You, G-D, as the source of my wellbeing in life. And not rely on ANYTHING or ANYONE else. Please help me remember that no one else has power.

7. I resolve that this moment is the dawn of a new era in my life.

I stand before You, the Creator of the Universe, my loving Father, I look at the Rosh Hashanah prayer and of course I want to be connected to You as the source of all life, and be the beautiful person You created me to be; I definitely don’t want any of the mistaken choices of the past to stand in the way.  Please help me repair whatever needs fixing.  I want this year to be greater than any year I’ve ever had and I want to be a bigger person than I’ve ever been. Not just for my own sake but for the Jewish people and humanity. Please help me ask for the right things and help me understand Your loving answers.

I want today to be the dawn of a new era in my life.

G-d, You know what I’m facing inside and outside, please help me. “ 

The Five Towns Community Services

Articles submitted by readers
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Tehillim List
Recent Condolences
Jewish Community Services
Local Charities
Lost and Found
Area Attractions
Clubs / Organizations:Business
Clubs / Organizations:Civic
Clubs / Organizations:Cultural
Clubs / Organizations:Environment
Clubs / Organizations:Fraternal
Clubs / Organizations:Political
Clubs / Organizations:Service
House of Worship

Jewish Women's Groups
Movies Theaters
Parks & Recreation
• Town of Hempstead
• Nassau County
• Long Island
• Local Recreation
Public Transportation
• Airports
• Airlines
• Subway & Bus
• Railroads
• Ferry Service
Public/Private Schools
Sports & Hobbies
Senior Services / Information
• Long Term Care
• Nutrition
• Senior Programs
• Elder Law
Zip Codes
Daily/Weekly Jewish Women's Groups





If you would like to speak, host or receive emails please contact:

Chana Epstein- 295-2537,

Chana Bienstock-569-4077 or Marcia Behar 374-0741-



If you would like to speak, host or receive emails please contact:Chana Bienstock-569-4077-

Marcia Behar 374-0741-Chana Epstein- 295-2537

A Kesivah V’chasima Tova 5774/2013-14



Jan 4/3 Shvat–Bo- Zev and Yola Ash, 413 Marlborough Rd., Ced

Jan 11/10 Shvat-Beshalach-Yossi and Elaine Farber, 333 Buckingham Ct., Ced

Jan 18/17 Shvat–Yitro-Elliot and Miriam Safer, 390 Arbuckle Ave., Ced

Jan 25/24 Shvat-Mishpatim-.Chaim and Rina Halbfinger, 324 Buckingham, Ced

Feb 1/1Adar I-Terumah-Alan and Shuly  Rubel 254 Oakwood Ave. Ced

Feb 8/8 Adar I-Tetzaveh- Robert and Esti Levinson,  444 Argyle Rd., Ced

Feb 15/15 Adar I- KiTisa- Don and Hedi Well, 484 Argyle Rd., Ced

Feb 22/22 Adar I- Vayachel-Chaim and Michelle Grosser, 386 Barnard Ave., Ced

March 1/29 Adar I-Perkudei- Stuie and Tzippy Nussbaum, 508 Redwood Ced


Mar 8/6 Adar II- Vayikrah- David and Simone Greenbaum, 571 Albermale Pl., Ced

March 15/13 Adar II – Tzav- Zvi and Malky Nathan, 421 Rugby, Ced

March 22/20 Adar II- Shemini –Zev and Evy Guttman, 588 Park Ave. Ced.

March 29/27 Adar II – Tazriah –Dovid and Shoshana Kestenbaum, 366 Summit, Ced

April 5/5 Nissan – Metzorah – Yehuda and Malya Kunstler, 346 Forest Ave., Wdmr

Wishing you a kosher and fraylichen Pes

Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst

Women's Iyun Tefila Shiur















Rebbetzin Weinberger's Shiur

Rebbetzin Weinberger's shiur for women will resume on Tuesday, October 15/11 Cheshvan at 11:00 a.m. 


Ohel Sara Amen Group in memory of Sarit Marton a'h
The "Ohel Sara" Amen Group
in memory of Sarit Marton a'h
This week's shiurim and chabura schedule:
The "Ohel Sara" Amen Group
in memory of Sarit Marton a'h
cordially invites all women to attend our
Spring Learning Series. 

This week's Shiurim & Chabura  schedule
is as follows:

Sunday, May 4, 2014
9:30 AM   Chabura - Garden of Emunah
Monday, May 5, 2014
9:15 AM    Chabura - Hilchos Brachos
9:30 AM    Rabbi David Fohrman
1:00 PM    Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller - The Maharal of Prague
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
  9:15 AM   Chabura - Rav Schwab on Tefilah
10:00 AM   Rabbi Tzvi Flaum - Chumash
11:15 AM   Rabbi Tzvi Flaum - Pirke Avos
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
9:15 AM    Chabura - Rabbi Eric Coopersmith - Teleconference
1:00 PM    Mrs. Chavi Alpert - The Gra
2 Forest Lane
Lawrence, NY
Entrance on Broadway
There is no admission charge to attend any of our programs or shiurim





Sunday, March 2, 2014 - ROSH CHODESH ADAR BEIS

8:15 AM   Brachos
9:00 AM   Hallel
9:30 AM   Rabbi Yossi Wallis, CEO of Arachim


Monday, March 3, 2014 - ROSH CHODESH ADAR BEIS

8:15 AM   Brachos
9:00 AM   Hallel
9:30 AM   Rabbi Dani Staum





Rabbi Fohrman's Shiur- New Time

Rabbi David Forhrman's Genesis Unveiled series resumes this Saturday evening, February 8th. Please note the new time of 7:15pm.


The AIPAC program, From Woodmere to Washington will follow the class at 8:30pm. 



Esti Stahler

Parshat Tzav

Parshat Vayishlach

Parshat Lech Lichah

Parshat Noach 2012 


Parshat Breishit 2012, Parshat Nitzavim/Vayelech  Parshat Naso Parshat Behaalotchah Parshat Shlach



Rabbi Eytan Feiner
Rav Meir Goldvicht'halotcha.mp3'halotcha.pdf
Shira Smiles -massey-the-grand-scheme.mp3
Past Shiurim at Ohel Sara Amen Group
Second Anniversary Program 2007
Rabbi Dovid Weinberger on Sarit Marton's Yahrtzeit Dedication:
Midos, December 4, 2007

Rabbi Nissel on Tefilah, November 2007 Topic
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles, December 2007 Topic
Debbie Greenblatt, Michtav M'Eliyahu: Midat Harachamim, October 15, 2007
Debbie Greenblatt, Michtav M'Eliyahu: Midat Harachamim, October 22, 2007
Debbie Greenblatt, Michtav M'Eliyahu: Midat Harachamim, October 31, 2007
Esther Wein and Rachel Baron: Chahashemesh L'Yaakov, July 31, 2006
Esther Wein Musaf Rosh Hashanah September 6, 2006
Rabbi Mordechai Sitorsky September 2006
Rabbi Mordechai Sitorsky on Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, June 26, 2006
Rebbetzin Sara Meisels Rosh Chodesh Elul Divrei Bracha 2006
Rebbetzin Abbey Lerner Rosh Chodesh Iyar 2006
Rabbi Dovid Weinberger on thefirst of Chanukah 2007presenting the Sefer Middos
2nd Anniversary of the "Ohel Sara" Amen Group
Rebbetzin Judy Young a'h speaking at a Rosh Chodesh Elulprogram in Great Neck

Mitzvah Blessings

Sundays only at 8:15am at 386 Felter Avenue, Hewlett.
Women gather to recite and hear at least 100 morning blessings so as to fulfill the mitzvah of doing so. If you know of someone who is ill, please feel free to call and provide the group with the Hebrew name, so that those who are present may pray for him or her. Haidee Blumenthal (516)295-5431

Beryl Wein
Beryl Wein - Click here for this Week's Parshah
Local Mikvehs
Congregation Mikveh of South Shore, 1156 Peninsula Boulevard, Hewlett (516)569-5514
Hebrew Community Service Mikvah, 1121 Sage Street, Far Rockaway (718)327-9727
For Jewish Holidays Only: Aish Kodesh Mikvah. Woodmere Boulevard in Woodmere. Speak with Sandy Polansky to make a reservation. (516)459-2298
Congregation Bais Medrash. 504 West Broadway, Cedarhurst. Speak with Rebbetzin Spiegel(516)569-1971
Join Our Email List

Hewlett Woodmere Library - 1125 Broadway, Hewlett 516-374-1967
Peninsula Public Library - 280 Central Avenue, Lawrence 516-239-3262 l
Children's Movies: Sunday at 2:00pm
Story Time: Mondays at 4:15 pm (3-5 Year Olds) - a half hour program of stories and a short film.
Book Discussions: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (Grades 4 - 7)
Registration - January 12
Program: February 10
The Theif Lord By: Cornelia Funke
Registration - February 9
Program: March 24
To Be Announced
Toddler Time: Thursdays at 10:30am (24 - 35 months) - A lively half-hour of songs, stories, fingerplays, movement and a short film for a child accompanied by an adult.
Mother Goose: Fridays at 10:00 am (12-23 months) - Programs of songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes and board books for very young readers accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Parent-Child Workshop: Thursdays at 10:00-11:15 (12-35 months)
A special program that encourages parents to play, sing and do finger plays with their children. Specialists in the fields of Speech and Hearing, Behavior and Development, Nutrition, and Dance/Movement are available at various sessions. Registration is required and is being accepted in the children's room.
Book Talking with Arnold Rosenbaum: Wednesdays at 1:00pm
The Defining Moment - FDR's First Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope by Jonathan Alter. January 31
Economic Problems Facing the Middle Class .Mr. Rosenbaum will present his thoughts on the socioeconomic problems facing the American middle class. March 14
If Music Be The Food of Love...Shakespeare In Love: Sunday, January 7 at 2:30pm. New York jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin celebrates the beauty and power of William Shakespeare's poetry and presents it in lively, sometimes haunting, jazz arrangements. The songs are direct quotations from Shakespeare's plays. Tickets required.
Picasso and American Art: Monday, January 8 at 1:00 pm. Picasso is acknowledged by many as the central figure of the modern movement. Art historian Mary Vahey will examine the sometimes worshipful, sometimes testy relationship between American artists and the Picasso, the immensely inventive Spaniard.
A Rockette Remembers: Wednesday, January 17 at 1:00pm. Corliss Whitney, the honorary historian of the Rockette Alumnae, shares poignant stories about her years as a Rockette during the 40's and 50's.
Laugh Your Way to Health - Humor Therapy: Wednesday, January 24 at 1:00pm. A presentation that will focus on the latest studies that scientifically prove and explain how and why laughter IS the best medicine.
Berman Does Merman: Sunday February 4 at 2:30pm. Songs and stories celebrating Ethel Mermans brilliant career will be brought to PPL by vocalist Lisa Berman. Tickets required.
India...Exotic and Ancient Land of Contrasts: Thursday, February 8 at 1:00pm. Through lecture and slides, Sally Wendkos Olds will guide you on a journey to another world of exotic beauty and ancient splendor.
Great Lyricists and/or Poets: Wednesday, February 14 at 1:00pm. Arnie Rosenbaum will share the poetic lyrics of Ira Gershwin, Alan J. Lerner and Larry Hart. You decide if the great lyricists of the 20th century really were master poets.
Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall - An Artists Country Estate: Monday, March 19 at 1:00pm. Ines Powell, Metropolitan Museum of Art educator, will present an illustrated lecture which will bring together many of the architectural elements and design features of Tiffany's extraordinary country estate in Oyster Bay.