The Friedberg JCC in Oceanside, L.I., opened Tuesday “with limited services,” three days after the building suffered slight damage in last weekend’s wind-and-rain storm.
Part of the roof in the rear of the one-story site was damaged Saturday afternoon, causing “mostly water damage” to a few classrooms and a youth lounge, said Judy Fishkind, marketing director. “We were very lucky – no one was hurt,” she said. “It didn’t affect the majority of the building.”
Pomegranate, the kosher gourmet grocery store in Flatbush, Brooklyn, will supply a half-dozen dips at The Jewish Week-sponsored Grand Wine Tasting to be held Sunday, March 14, 1-5 p.m. at City Winery, in Tribeca.
The dips — including hummus, Pomegranate’s most-popular dip — and crackers will complement some 170 wines at the event. “There’s a demand for our dips,” says owner Abraham Banda.
At L.I. assisted living facility, 14 residents discuss Bible stories and contemporary society.
The biblical story of Samson and Delilah came alive recently for a group of 14 senior citizens who, in looking for parallels in today’s world, cited the cases of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and former President Bill Clinton.
Even Michelle Obama and her heritage became the subject of debate.
The women, residents of the Gurwin Jewish-Fay J. Lindner Residences, an assisted living facility in Commack, L.I., were speaking of how Samson’s love for Delilah led him to reveal the secret of his superhuman strength.
Two thumbs down. That was the consensus of a group of horrified Jewish interfaith and community leaders after watching a rough cut of Mel Gibson's controversial "The Passion."
It was the first mainstream Jewish group to screen the Hollywood star's gory recounting of the trial and death of Jesus.