Community Calendar

2/25/18 at 10:00 a.m.:  Talya Zax presenting on Amedeo Modigliani, painter and sculptor. Talya Zax is the Forward’s deputy culture editor. She won a 2016 Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism.  Lecture will be preceded by a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m.  Merrick Jewish Centre, 225 Fox Blvd, Merrick.  

2/25/18 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:  Purim Carnival at Temple Israel of South Merrick.  2655 Clubhouse Rd, Merrick.

2/28/18 at 7:00 p.m.:  Megillah reading at Cong. Beth Ohr, 2550 S. Centre Ave., Bellmore.

3/1/18 at 5:00 p.m.:  Chabad of  Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh’s “Purim in the Stadium” party!  Megillah reading, concession stand dinner, carnival games!  Prizes for all children in a costume! Halftime show is “Circus Tricks & Amazing Stunts with Ray Grins”!  $12/ child and $18/Adult.  If you RSVP by Feb 15: $10/Child and $15/Adult.  Location is the Club House at the Merrick golf course, 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick.  RSVP here!

3/4/18 at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.:  Purim Carnival at Merrick Jewish Centre, 225 Fox Blvd, Merrick.  $15/child over 2 years old.  3rd child+ is $10 each.  Raffles, unlimited games, food, prizes!

3/6/18 at 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: “Jewish Women in Film” – a lecture by entertainment historian John Kenrick at Cong. Beth Ohr, 2550 S. Centre Ave., Bellmore,  Free for members of Beth Ohr.  All others $5.  Refreshments included.  Register online here or call (516) 221-4107.

3/17/18 at 8:00 p.m.:  Casino Night at Temple Israel of South Merrick, 2655 Clubhouse Road, Merrick.  Dinner, raffles, and prizes.  $50/person.  Call (516) 378-1963 to RSVP.

4/12/18 – 5/7/18:  Besa: A Code of Honor photography exhibit on Muslim Albanians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.  at Cong. Beth Ohr, 2550 S. Centre Ave., Bellmore. Schedule: Sundays 10am-1pm; Tuesdays 10am-12pm; Wednesdays 10am-12pm, 4pm-6pm; and Thursdays 10am-12pm, 4pm-6pm, 7pm-9pm.  Sponsored by American Society for Yad Vashem.   For more information, call (516) 781-3072.

4/15/18 at 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:  Brunch and screening of the film Starting Over Again, A Jewish Egyptian Story.  Congregation Beth Ohr, 2550 Centre Ave., Bellmore.  $15/person.  RSVP here by 4/6.

4/16/18 at 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.:  Rosh Chodesh Shmear at the Merrick Bagel Boss!  Breakfast and Torah study at Bagel Boss, 2101 Merrick Rd, Merrick.

5/3/18 at 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm.:  Marlene W. Yahalom, Ph.D. the Director of Education for the American Society for Yad Vashem, will be discussing the photography exhibit Besa: A Code of Honor, which documents Albanian Muslims who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.   Cong. Beth Ohr, 2550 S. Centre Ave., Bellmore.  For more information, call (516) 781-3072.

5/8/18 at 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.:  Author Ira Pokiakoff will be discussing his book Synagogues of Long Island at Cong. Beth Ohr, 2550 Centre Ave., Bellmore.  Free for members of Beth Ohr.  All others, $5.  Refreshments will be served.  Register online here.

5/15/18 at 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.:  Rosh Chodesh Shmear at the Merrick Bagel Boss!  Breakfast and Torah study at Bagel Boss, 2101 Merrick Rd, Merrick.

5/31/18 at 6:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: See the Mets vs. the Cubs at Citi Field!  There will be an on-field ceremony honoring Rabbi Klein and MJC at 6:45 p.m (which will be projected live on the JumboTron).  Cost is $70/person (includes field level seating in sections 125/126, $18 of food credits, and a Mets Mike Piazza team jersey).  Deadline to register is 4/1/18.  Sponsored by the Merrick Jewish Centre’s Men’s Club.  To register, email mensclub@merrickjc.org.

6/13/18 at 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.:  Rosh Chodesh Shmear at the Merrick Bagel Boss!  Breakfast and Torah study at Bagel Boss, 2101 Merrick Rd, Merrick.