Bringing holiday cheer to the Five Towns

Thanksgiving is approaching — this year it’s Nov. 22 — and Five Towns organizations and institutions are doing their best to spread the holiday spirit. To help families in need …

Jewish National Fund kicks off a new community campaign in Lawrence

A discussion of global issues and Israel with Brooklyn boys and renowned lawyers Benjamin Brafman and Alan Dershowitz, and two new Jewish state advocates becoming more visible highlighted the Jewish …

Lawrence Woodmere Academy junior earns lead in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Andrew Feldman, a junior at Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Woodmere, will become the first teenager to lead a Broadway production on Jan. 30, when he plays the title role in “Dear Evan …

Rebuilding and reconstructing the Jewish people

Kristallnacht, which is also known as the “Night of Broken Glass” occurred 80 years ago on Nov. 8-9, when thousands of Jewish synagogues, businesses and homes were destroyed and the …

Five Towns posts observe Veterans Day

Lawrence-Cedarhurst American Legion Post 339 and the John J. Oliveri Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1582 in Inwood held their Veterans Day ceremonies on Nov. 11, with Post 339 recognizing veterans at …

Remembering a beloved teacher, reflecting on a tragedy

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway students were sadly reminded of the fragile nature of life in many ways last month. We came together to remember our beloved teacher, Dr. Hindi Krinsky, …

Snapping the bottle cap mural into place at HWPL

Taking inspiration from a mural in the West End of Long Beach made completely of bottle caps collected from the community that was seen by Head of Youth Services Alicia Rispoli, members of the …

Cycling and rockin’ for SIBSPlace

On the same day last month, Saturday, Oct. 13, SIBSPlace was the beneficiary of two fundraising events. In the morning there was Cycle for SIBS in Cedar Creek Park in Seaford.The fall chill and rain …

D.A.: Drug trafficking ring busted in Long Beach

A group of men were arrested on felony charges over the past week for allegedly running a drug trafficking ring in Long Beach, including one with ties to an alleged Latin Kings gang member, Nassau …

Sending a sweet gift to the U.S. military

Lawrence Elementary School students — third through fifth grades — once again took part in the annual service-learning project Operation Gratitude conducted by the Student Council and …

Peninsula Kiwanis holds annual Christmas Dream breakfast

The griddle was crackling and the maple syrup was pouring as friends and families gathered at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church In Inwood on Oct. 14 for Peninsula Kiwanis’s annual Christmas Dream …

AMIT honors seven leaders

More than 330 AMIT supporters gathered at the Sephardic Temple annual greater Long Island gala in Cedarhurst, where seven women were honored at the on Oct. 31. Laura and Amanda Kornblum of …

Five Towns Pediatrics embezzler pleads guilty

Peter Singh, the Selden resident accused of embezzling more than $3 million from Five Town Pediatrics, PC, a local pediatric practice, in Woodmere and Bellmore pleaded guilty on Nov. 7.