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Reclaiming the future by revisiting the past

04/19/2016 04:53:16 PM

Apr19

RECLAIMING THE FUTURE BY REVISITING THE PAST

Synagogue Will Screen Renowned Holocaust Film on Annual Remembrance Day

Plainview, NY, April 18, 2016:  The Young Israel of Plainview has announced their schedule of events to take place on Holocaust Remembrance Day, known as Yom Hashoah. This sacred day will be observed worldwide on Sunday, May 1st. The event will be held at the synagogue’s location, 132 Southern Parkway (enter on Oak Street) in Plainview, and will start at 7:00 pm.

The program will feature the world leading researcher on the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Professor Ken Waltzer. Professor Waltzer will be presenting his broadly well received film titled “Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald”. The film depicts several of the survivors of the notorious Buchenwald Concentration Camp, who endured its horrors as children, returning to its grounds as adults, exactly 65 years to the day after being liberated. These brave survivors include Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel and Rabbi Israel Meir Lau who later became the chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel, amongst several others.

A former Harvard Prize Fellow, Professor Waltzer had a 43 year career at James Madison College, Michigan State University’s highly reputed residential college in public affairs where he served as Dean and Associate Aean. He has lectured in the U.S., Canada, Australia, France, Germany and Israel. He was one of 15 international scholars selected by the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to open the Red Cross International Tracing Service.

Those who wish to attend can RSVP by going to www.yiplainview.com/comedy or emailing comedy@yiplainview.com. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. Refreshments and desserts will be served.

The Young Israel of Plainview is a vibrant Modern Orthodox Jewish Congregation in Plainview New York. For more information on this and our other programs and events please visit our website at ww.yiplainview.com or contact Rabbi Elie Weissman at rabbi@yiplainview.com

Famed Comedian's Show will most definitely be a laughing matter

12/17/2015 09:44:32 AM

Dec17

FAMED COMEDIAN’S SHOW WILL MOST DEFINITELTY BE A LAUGHING MATTER

At Humorist’s Synagogue Performance, Seriousness Won’t Even Have A Prayer  

Plainview, NY, December 17, 2015:  The Young Israel of Plainview and Mikveh Association of Long Island has announced the headliner for their 2016 Comedy Night event. Celebrated comedian Stuart Rappaport, a mainstay on the domestic comedic scene, will be performing live, in person, at their temple. The event, which will start at 8:30 pm, will be held on Saturday, January 9th and will take place at the synagogue’s address, 132 Southern Parkway in Plainview.

Mr. Rappaport is a renowned comedian whose legendary quick wit and fabulous sense of humor have earned him both a slew of awards and widespread acclaim. He is the winner of the prestigious Jewish Week’s Funniest Jewish Comic Contest where he bested a field of venerable comedians. He has performed in many different locations where he brings his own brand of clean comedy. He is highly sought after and has built a loyal following among those in the comedic community.

Joey Grover, a member of the organizing committee, was ecstatic at the opportunity to have Mr. Rappaport perform, saying “when we were planning the 2016 Comedy Night event and deciding on a headliner, the consensus opinion was to try and get Stuart Rappaport to perform. Now that it has been confirmed, we believe it was an absolute coup to be able to have him come. The audience is in store for a night of uncontrollable laughter as Stuart shows us why he is the very best at what he does”.

Those who wish to attend can RSVP by going to www.yiplainview.com/comedy or emailing comedy@yiplainview.com. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. Refreshments and desserts will be served.

The Young Israel of Plainview is a vibrant Modern Orthodox Jewish Congregation in Plainview New York. For more information on this and our other programs and events please visit our website at ww.yiplainview.com or contact Rabbi Elie Weissman at rabbi@yiplainview.com

Young Israel of Plainview's Annual Dinner to Soldier On

01/16/2015 02:43:49 PM

Jan16

YOUNG ISRAEL OF PLAINVIEW’S ANNUAL DINNER TO SOLDIER ON

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Synagogue Announces It Will Honor Local Israeli Defense Forces Member Along With Others

Plainview, NY, January 15 2015:  The Young Israel of Plainview announced today they have chosen to recognize several individuals at their 43rd Annual Testimonial Dinner. Shira and Marc Ornstein will receive the Chaverim Ne’emanim Award, Atara and Daniel Marzouk will receive the Young Leadership Award and the Guest of Honor will be Eric Rosenn. A solider in the Israeli Defense Forces who is from Long Island. The dinner, which historically has served to showcase exceptional individuals, has proven to be an enthralling evening, bringing together both individual attendees and the community as a whole in celebration of the accomplishments of the honorees. The event will be held on Saturday, February 28th, at 8:00 p.m. and will take place at Crest Hollow Country Club, located at 8325 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury, New York.

Eric Rosenn belongs to a select group of individuals known as Lone Soldiers. Unlike Israeli citizens who are mandatorily conscripted to enlist in the army, Lone Soldiers choose out of their own volition to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces, known as the IDF. Having grown up in Woodbury, New York, Eric was a Pre-Med student when he put his professional career on hold to follow his heart and join the IDF. A paratrooper, during his enlistment, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. Upon his discharge from the IDF, Eric looks forward to resuming his schooling in medical sciences.

Shira and Marc Ornstein have been leading by example in the Plainview community for many years. Over time, they have each served in a variety of roles for the betterment of both the Young Israel of Plainview and the Greater Long Island area as well. Marc is the President and owner of MAG Technical Resources, Inc. and Shira is the Educational Director of the East Meadow Jewish Center and, additionally, a teacher at Temple Sinai in Roslyn.

Atara and Daniel Marzouk have exhibited a commitment to taking a leading role in their community in a manner that belies their age as much as it inspires others. They have taken it upon themselves to be involved in a number of different undertakings that have proven to be decidedly beneficial for the Young Israel of Plainview in addition to other worthy organizations. Daniel is a vice president at Edward C. Hall and Co., an insurance agency located in Centerport, New York. Atara recently graduated with high honors form Adelphi University’s School of Nursing and is actively pursuing a career in Nursing.

Larry Cohn, Dinner Committee Co-Chairman, put the honoree selections in perspective saying “when one considers the values and principles that we as a society hold dear, tenants that include humanity, selflessness and valor, we see that these characteristics are not relegated merely to one arena; rather, they can be found in both the day-to-day lives of our community, as exhibited in exemplary fashion by Shira & Marc Ornstein and Atara and Daniel Marzouk and, moreover, they are on full display on the battlefield as well. Demonstrated by the brave men and women of the Israeli Defense Forces and epitomized beautifully by Eric Rosenn. Mazel Tov and congratulations to all of tonight’s honorees.”

The Young Israel of Plainview is a vibrant Modern Orthodox Jewish Congregation in Plainview New York. For more information on this and our other programs and events please visit our website at ww.yiplainview.com or contact Rabbi Elie Weissman at rabbi@yiplainview.com

Clinton Confidant to speak at Young Israel of Plainview

10/28/2014 12:57:04 PM

Oct28

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rabbi Elie Weissman

Phone: (516) 433-4811 ext. 103

Email: rabbi@yiplainview.com

 

YOUNG ISRAEL OF PLAINVIEW SHOWS A GENUINE GENACK FOR BRINGING IN TALENT

Clinton Confidant to speak at Young Israel of Plainview

“Letters to President Clinton: Biblical Lessons on Faith and Leadership”

Plainview, NY, October 27, 2014:  The Young Israel of Plainview has just announced that prominent luminary Rabbi Menachem Genack has agreed to headline the synagogue’s upcoming Scholar-in-Residence program during which he will discuss the experience of participating in an ongoing dialogue with the President of the United States.The event will be held on Saturday, November 15th at 8:30 p.m. and will be held at the Young Israel of Plainview, located at 132 Southern Parkway in Plainview, NY. Pizza and refreshments will be served.    

Rabbi Genack has proved to be at the forefront of visionary ideas and original thinking in both the spiritual realm and the secular world alike. His accolades are as admirable as his leadership has been sound. He has served as the Rabbinic Administrator of the Orthodox Union’s Kashrut Division since 1980. Rabbi Genack is a member of the Board of Trustees and Professor of Talmud at Touro College. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and was the founding Chairman of NORPAC. Influential publication The Forward has listed him as one of the "Forward 50," the fifty most influential Jews in the United States. He is the noted author of over 180 published articles and several well-received books including his latest which he will be speaking about and signing, “Letters to President Clinton: Biblical Lessons on Faith and Leadership” a written dialogue between Rabbi Genack and former President Bill Clinton that spanned more than 15 years. Rabbi Genack is the spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Emunah located in Englewood, New Jersey.

Avi Ossip, a member of the Young Israel of Plainview Education Committee, reflected on the announcement saying “in a way, it’s almost ironic that a man who has served as a confidante and a sounding board for the commander-in-chief of the United States of America has proved, through the wisdom he imparts and the way he has carried himself, that you need not hold elected office to be considered presidential.”

The Young Israel of Plainview is a vibrant Modern Orthodox Jewish Congregation in Plainview New York. For more information on this and our other programs and events please visit our website at ww.yiplainview.com or contact Rabbi Elie Weissman at rabbi@yiplainview.com

A day of remembrance that will never be forgotten 

04/08/2014 08:59:15 PM

Apr8

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rabbi Elie Weissman

Phone: (516) 433-4811 ext. 103

Email: rabbi@yiplainview.com

 

A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

Annual Holocaust Remembrance Event to be Exceptionally Moving

Plainview, NY, April 8, 2014:  The Young Israel of Plainview and the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County present a special program for Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) featuring a special screening of Nicky’s Family, a poignant and moving film about the nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. The film will be followed by special Guest Speaker, Hanna Slome, one of the rescued children from Nicky’s Family, who will share her experience with the audience.

This year’s local event will be held on Sunday, April 27th at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County’s Plainview Campus, located at 25 Country Drive. The program will start at 6:45 pm.

The New York Times labeled the film “an enthralling documentary”, and it has generated widespread interest and garnered international acclaim, winning over 30 prestigious cinematographic awards. The film’s central character, Sir Nicolas Winton, having been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, never spoke about his altruistic deed. The film explores how his exploits were discovered by chance, and presents a central theme of the triumph of kindness at a time when it is needed most.

Those who wish to attend are asked to kindly RSVP by April 13th by either emailing officemanager@yiplainview.com or calling (516) 433-4811. All are welcome. Suggested donations are $10 per person, $18 per couple and $50 per family/sponsorship. Donations will go towards the cost of the event.

Refreshments will be served.

The Young Israel of Plainview is a vibrant Modern Orthodox Jewish Congregation in Plainview New York. For more information on this and our other programs and events please visit our website at ww.yiplainview.com or contact Rabbi Elie Weissman at rabbi@yiplainview.com

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