Community Calendar

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.

4/22/18 at 5:00 p.m.: The Art of Love at Mikvah Mei Leah, 2174 Hewlett Ave., Merrick.  Internationally renowned speaker Chana Carlebach will be talking about what our 4,000 year-old tradition has to say about the secrets to fulfilling relationships.  Suggested donation: $18.  Reservations required.  Call (516) 833-3057 x104.

4/25/18 at 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Kosher Chopped!  Teams will be presented with a basket of ingredients, and will have up to 30 minutes to create a dish using the ingredients.  Teams will present their culinary creations to a panel of judges, who will determine the winning recipe based on taste, creativity, and presentation.  Congregation Ohav Shalom, 145 S. Merrick Ave, Merrick, NY.  RSVP to sisterhood@ohav.org.  Members: $18.  Non-members: $25.

4/26/18 at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.:  Teens Cooking for Hope.  Jewish teens cook, bake, and bring bring happiness to those coping with illness.  Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 2083  Seneca Gate, Merrick.  Limited space available.  Call (516) 833-3057 x104 or email CircleOfHope@ChabadJewishLife.org.

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.

5/3/18 at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:  Lag B’Omer BBQ at the Fire Ring in Wantagh Park.  Entertainment by the Multi-Talents.  Crafts, games, and bonfire with kosher BBQ food and s’mores available for purchase.  Bring your own camp chairs and blankets.  Sponsored by the MBJCC, Chabad Center for Jewish Life, the Jewish Committee on Scouting of Theodore Roosevelt Council, and the Boy Scouts of America.  For more information, call (516) 833-3057.

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 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Teens Cooking for Hope.  Jewish teens cook, bake, and bring bring happiness to those coping with illness.  Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 2083  Seneca Gate, Merrick.  Limited space available.  Call (516) 833-3057 x104 or email CircleOfHope@ChabadJewishLife.org.

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.

6/3/18 at 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Celebrate Israel Parade.  March (rain or shine) to celebrate Israel!  The parade runs along Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets.  Please contact the MBJCC if you’re interested in marching.

6/4/18 at 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:  The Israel Day Concert in Central Park.  Central Park Summer Stage.  Enter the park at Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street. Free admission.

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.

6/24/18 at 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.:  Monkey Business – The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators.  Brunch and documentary film about the authors of the Curious George children’s books, who were German Jews and refugees who fled Nazi-occupied France.  Congregation Beth Ohr, 2550 Centre Ave., Bellmore.  $15/person.