Food, Holidays, Lag B'Omer, MBJCC, Youth

5/3/18 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm: LAG B’OMER BBQ IN WANTAGH PARK

Join us at the Fire Ring in Wantagh Park on Thursday, May 3 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm for an awesome BBQ to celebrate Lag B’Omer!

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  • Watch awesome Multi Talents – with Stilt walking, balancing, mini bike & more!

  • Exciting games of Soccer sponsored by sss_logo.png 

  • Fun Jewish Crafts!

  • Relay Races!

  • Kumzitz songs, smores & stories around the bonfire!

  • Kosher BBQ & food will be available for purchase

Open to the entire community!  Fun for the entire family!

Bring your own camp chairs, blanket, warm jackets & your Jewish pride!

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Directions to Wantagh Park: Take the Wantagh Parkway south. Exit off the Wantagh Parkway at Sunrise Highway East. Make a right onto Wantagh Avenue. Take to the end and make right onto Merrick Road. At first light make a left into park. Follow the park service road past the administration building. There is a swimming pool a bit past the admin bldg on the left. Turn left into the parking lot before you pass the swimming pool. The bonfire ring is to the east of the pool.

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Sponsored by the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council in partnership with the Chabad Center for Jewish Life, the Jewish Committee on Scouting of Theodore Roosevelt Council, and Boy Scouts of America.

 

 

Antisemitism, Education, Holocaust, Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoa: Holocaust Memorial Day

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Today is Holocaust Memorial Day – a day of remembrance during which Jewish communities and individuals worldwide commemorate the six million Jewish people who died during the Holocaust. It coincides with the 27th of Nissan (on the Hebrew calendar) to mark the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, when Jewish resistance fighters defied the Nazis and fought for freedom and dignity.

We must never forget.

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The following links provide information about Holocaust survivors, and the atrocities they endured:

Telling Their Stories–Survivors and Liberator
Listen, watch, or read stories of those who survived the war, and those who liberated the concentration camps, interviewed by school children and historians.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Videos and transcripts of interviews with more than 500 survivors.

Antisemitism, Film, Films, Holocaust, Yom HaShoah

GI JEWS will premiere nationwide TONIGHT! Wednesday 4/11 at 10 p.m. on PBS!

IN HONOR OF HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

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GI JEWS: JEWISH AMERICAN S IN WORLD WAR II tells the extraordinary story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II, and features original interviews with Mel Brooks, Max Fuchs, Si Lewen, Henry Kissinger, Deborah Dash Moore, Robert Morgenthau, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Sarna and others.

In their own words, WWII veterans bring their war experiences to life: how they fought for their nation and their people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed.

Read more about the film and watch the trailer here.

Holidays, MBJCC, Passover

HAPPY PASSOVER!

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As we begin the holiday of Passover, I wanted to spread the word about the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council, an organization that serves to unite the broader Jewish community on Long Island’s South Shore.

The four main objectives of the MBJCC are: (1) to promote Merrick-Bellmore as a strong, vibrant, and robust Jewish community; (2) to encourage a deeper appreciation of and connection to our Jewish heritage and culture; (3) to combat all forms of anti-Semitism; and (4) to support the State of Israel.

Whether or not you belong to a congregation, and regardless of whether you are Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, or unaffiliated, the MBJCC is for you. Check us out for the latest Jewish news and events in our community.

Our website is www.mbjccouncil.org.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy Pesach.  May we all continue to enjoy the blessings of freedom, faith, and family!

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