Lectures, Music, Theater

Jan. 13, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. – Bagels and Broadway at MJC

For well over a century, musical theater has been at the forefront of the performing arts in America and around the globe.  Songs by composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Irving Berlin live on in Broadway revivals and in community theater productions.  Part One of this multi-part series at Merrick Jewish Centre (225 Fox Blvd, Merrick) will focus on highlights from Oklahoma!, The Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes, and Girl Crazy.  Learn more about the origin of these shows and the casting and production decisions that made them a success!

A bagel breakfast begins at 10:00 a.m., and the presentation begins at 10:30 a.m.

Merrick Jewish Centre, 225 Fox Blvd, Merrick.  For more information, please call (516) 379-8650.


Events, Theater, Youth


The Calhoun High School On Tour Company show “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opens this weekend!

There are three shows – Friday night, Saturday afternoon matinee, and Saturday night.


Children who attend the matinee performance on March 24th at 2:00 p.m. will receive a special program/activity packet and will be invited to stay after the show to meet the actors in the Calhoun cafeteria for autographs and photos.

There is a reduced cost for the matinee show for elementary school-aged students and their parents if they pre-order tickets by calling the box office at (516) 992-1377.  Ask for the special Elementary School Matinee pricing.

Events, Holocaust, Theater

“The Soap Myth” – A Staged Reading of the Acclaimed Play

In honor of International Holocaust Memorial Day, Hofstra Hillel, in association with Burke Cohen Entertainment, presents a staged reading of

The Soap Myth

More than a half century after WW II, at the desperate urging of a passionate survivor, a young investigative reporter finds herself caught between numerous versions of the same story. Played out against the backdrop of deadline reporting and journalistic integrity, the critically acclaimed The Soap Myth by Jeff Cohen questions who has the right to write history—those people who have lived it and remember, those who study and protect it, or those who would seek to distort its very existence? And finally what is our responsibility once we know the truth?

Starring: 7-time Emmy winner, Ed Asner, and 2-time Tony nominee, Johanna Day

Where:   The Helene Fortunoff Theater at Monroe Lecture Center, Hofstra University,       Hempstead, NY

When: February 1, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ticket Price: $36/person

To Purchase Tickets:   Go to http://bit.ly/HHSoapMyth or hofstrahillel.org, or                 call (516) 463-7727

“An eye-opening history lesson… gut-wrenching… unforgettable.”

                                                                                         – History News Network

“Continues to haunt me… this is the theatre of witness at its best – provocative and morally ambiguous.”

– The Philadelphia Jewish Voice