April 25, 2013
April 17, 2013
Kiddush and Seudah Shlishit are sponsored
By Great Neck Synagogue in
Honor of Rabbi Polakoff’s 25th Anniversary
Bima Flowers are sponsored by
the Sponsors of the
25th Anniversary Shabbat
Pia & Michael Shlomo & Family
in honor of Rabbi Polakoff’s 25th year at Great Neck Synagogue
and in honor of Pia & Matt’s Birthdays
December 4, 2012
Kiddush is sponsored by Great Neck Synagogue
Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Charlotte and Perry Schneider in memory of his mother Sandra Schneider and by GNS in honor of Rabbi Sacks.
Bima Flowers are sponsored by Renee & Abe Krieger in memory of his father Nathan Krieger, z”l.
Sunday Breakfast is sponsored by Renee & Abe Krieger in memory of his father Nathan Krieger, z”l.
Kiddush is sponsored by Great Neck Synagogue with a herring table sponsored by Eddie & Sonia Weiss in memory of his father Chaim Sender Yosef ben Chaim
Sunday Breakfast is sponsored by Mark & Adina Abraham in memory of his mother Malka bat Sara and Yaakov Hakohen and by Orly and Alan Steinberg in honor of their son Ira putting ontefillin for the first time.
April 30, 2012
Books & Bagels
Sunday, May 13 ~ 10:00am
Braun Youth Center
The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn
by Lucette Lagnado
Breakfast will be served
Babysitting will be provided
Book sale and signing will follow author presentation.
No RSVP Required
The Arrogant Years ($15) is available for pre-order through the synagogue office
The author of the award-winning The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit—hailed by the New York Times book review as a “crushing, brilliant book”—returns with this, the extraordinary follow-up memoir
In The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, Lucette Lagnado offered a heartbreaking portrait of her father, Leon, a successful Cairo boulevardier who was forced to take flight with his family during the rise of the Nasser dictatorship, and of her family’s struggle to rebuild a new life in a new land.
In this much-anticipated new memoir, Lagnado tells the story of her mother, Edith, coming of age in a magical old Cairo of dusty alleyways and grand villas inhabited by pashas and their wives. Then Lagnado revisits her own early years in America—first, as a schoolgirl in Brooklyn’s immigrant enclaves, where she dreams of becoming the fearless Mrs. Emma Peel of The Avengers, and later, as an “avenging” reporter for some of America’s most prestigious newspapers. A stranger growing up in a strange land, when she turns sixteen Lagnado’s adolescence is further complicated by cancer. Its devastating consequences would rob her of her “arrogant years”—the years defined by an overwhelming sense of possibility, invincibility, and confidence. Lagnado looks to the women sequestered behind the wooden screen at her childhood synagogue, to the young coeds at Vassar and Columbia in the 1970s, to her own mother and the women of their past in Cairo, and reflects on their stories as she struggles to make sense of her own choices.
“The Arrogant Years [is] a paragon of memoir writing, a story about the complex swirl of people and events and forces out of which individual lives are made — some, like Ms. Lagnado’s, more painfully, but also more fully, than others.” (New York Times )
“Lagnado is at her best when she plumbs her own psyche to sort out her life’s ups and downs…a rewarding journey.” (Washington Post)
“Lagnado is a gifted storyteller who spins ordinary family experiences into enchanting fairy tales, complete with magical backdrops…nasty villains and dashing heroes…. Vivid and evocative…tender and heartfelt.” (Kirkus)
“Lyrical…[Lagnado’s] memoir is a fully fleshed, moving re-creation of once-vibrant Jewish communities.” (Publishers Weekly )
March 6, 2012
SISTERHOOD MEETING & PESACH BAKING DEMONSTRATION
Please join us on Wednesday evening, March 14th at 7:00pm for a Sisterhood meeting in the Braun Youth Center to plan and organize upcoming events. Immediately following the meeting at 7:45pm, we are pleased to have Cindy Hodkin teach us how to make Passover truffles. She is dedicating her baking demonstration in memory of her father Bernard Korman on the occasion of his 36th yahrzeit. RSVP is required to attend the baking demonstration - please email Cindy Hodkin at email@example.com
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
The Sisterhood would like to thank everyone who generously donated to the Florence Shaffer Memorial Fund over the last few weeks. We are grateful to our anonymous donor who matched all these donations and helped Sisterhood raise a significant amount of money to be used for need-based scholarships for college women.
February 28, 2012
Week of Feb 25
Kiddush is sponsored by Serge Fischler in honor of the upcoming marriage of Steven to Raina Miller.
Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Donna & Leon Schwechter in memory of his father Yisrael ben Menachem Mendel and byMalka Gad & Donna & Joseph Hecht in memory of David Gad, z”l.
Sunday Midrash and Breakfast is sponsored by Milton Mitzner in memory of his siblings Chana Rochel bas Alexander Zushe, Pinya bas Alexander Zushe and Moshe Dovid ben Alexander Zushe.
Week of March 3
We thank the following families for their sponsorship of this weeks Kiddush in honor of
Yaffa Leba Lichter
Dani & Marcy Aharon
Bart & Emma Baum
Jeff & Lisa Benjamin
Brett & Judy Blatter
Mark & Linda Bunim
Hal & Debbie Chadow
Elie & Laura Cohen
Scott & Laura Danoff
Tommy & Debbie Furst
Matt & Olga Gartenhaus
Mark & Robyn Gelberg
Abe & Lynn Glasman
Sol & Talia Goldwyn
Isaac & Ina Greszes
Charlie & Doreen Hadid
Natan & Dina Hamerman
Joseph & Donna Hecht
Erica & Elliot Heisler
Robert & Debbie Hollander
Adam & Didi Hutt
Joe & Lauren Hyman
Mark & Amy Kalter
Nick & Vivian Kron
Annie & Robert Mendelson
Myles & Rona Mittleman
Zach & Yifat Mittleman
Avery & Ellen Modlin
Jon & Daniella Muller
Jon & Dina Ohebshalom
Jared & Liz Ort
Brenda & Ed Parver
Alan & Louisa Prawer
Murray & Marci Rabinowitz
Grant & Galit Reichlin
David & Diane Rein
Jonathan & Amy Reiss
Mikey & Aviva Rosenberg
Dov & Aliza Sassoon
Ezra & Susan Sheena
Evan & Jessica Shusterman
Mitch & Ellen Siegel
Seth & Lauren Silberstein
Robert & Karen Spitalnick
Sam & Melissa Toledano
Howard & Michele Wolf
Ed & Karen Wydra
Adam & Karen Zalta
Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Louise & Leonard Kahn
in memory of her mother Sarah Tuch, z”l
and in honor of their granddaughter Liora Sarah.
HASHKAMA MINYAN KIDDUSH
Kiddush is sponsored by Gil Aronowitz in memory of his wife
Florence,z”l and his mother Fannie,z”l.
Snacks are sponsored by Erica & Eliot Heisler in honor of
James’ 11th birthday.
Breakfast is sponsored by Gil Aronowitz in memory of his wife
Florence,z”l and his mother Fannie,z”l, and by Paul Brody &
Family as a Seudat Hodaya, with thanks to Hashem for his recovery.
December 15, 2011
The shiur ends abruptly when the recorder shut off.
November 30, 2011
Great Neck Synagogue is privileged to host Member of Kenesset Yaakov “Katzela” Katz, who will address the congregation following 4:45pm Mincha. He will share with us a unique perspective on the issues facing the government of Israel during these days.
Born in 1951, MK Katz is a 5th generation Israeli who graduated a Bnei Akiva High School and studied at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva. He served as a member of an elite commando unit and was almost killed in a battle with Egyptian commandoes during the 1973 Yom Kippur war. He was one of the first 10 families to live in Beit El and established the Arutz Sheva radio station. He currently serves as Chairman of the National Union Alliance.
November 9, 2011
Here are the schedules and teams for the first season of Tuesday night basketball.
August 10, 2011
Men’s Club Cooking Class for Men
Monday, August 22