Five Towns talent show raises $25K


A dozen talented Five Towns residents performed at the SULAM-LI-sponsored fundraiser talent show, “The Five Towns Got Talent,” at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst on March 9.

Alfred Pena and Aleksandra Kozlowska, who danced to La Malanga by Mercadonegro, were judged to have won the talent show. Katy Miller, who sang “I Don Quixote” from “Man from La Mancha” was the first runner up and illusionist Eric Wilzig was the second runner up.

The event raised $25,000 for SULAM-LI a religious school for Jewish children with special needs. It is a partnership of several diverse Jewish synagogues in the Five Towns and nearby communities, including Congregation Sons of Israel in Woodmere, Temple Beth El in Cedarhurst, Temple Hillel in North Woodmere, Temple Israel in Lawrence, Temple Am Echad-the South Shore Congregation in Lynbrook and Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre in East Rockaway.