April 24, 2013
Those who follow Ashkenazic custom may take a haircut this Friday April 26, in honor of Shabbat. Although normally one would not take a haircut before Lag B’Omer, in a year when Lag B’Omer falls on a Sunday, an exception is made. This applies on Friday only, not Thursday night.
April 24, 2013
Thank you all for your time, effort and participation to make Rabbi Polakoff’s 25th Shabbat Celebration a success! From Kabbalat Shabbat, the Tish, Shabbat Davening, the Youth Participation, Siyum Mishnayot, Luncheon, Seudat Shilshit and Havdalah it was an incredible Shabbat for everyone.
We thank all of our Chairs, Committee members, Sponsors, Gabbayim, Hosts and all who attended to make this a GNS Shabbat to remember. It was our pleasure to chair this wonderful event in honor of Rabbi Polakoff’s 25th Anniversary. We couldn’t have done it without all of you who helped to spread the word, remind people to sign up, write tributes, send photos, give dvrei torah, and sponsor to make this special Shabbat happen.
It was our pleasure to chair this wonderful event in honor of Rabbi Polakoff. We hope that the warmth and unity felt on this Shabbat will continue to inspire everyone to participate and strengthen our shul for the future.
Special Thanks to Mark Twersky, Ellen Polakoff, Rabbi Lichter, Rabbi Jensen, Dr. Mike and Zehava Atlas, Chazan Kron, Rabbi Bronstein, Scott Danoff, and the entire GNS staff for all of their help to make this 25th Anniversary Shabbat a success!
Sharon Goldwyn and Cindy Liebmann
THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR WORK ON THE RABBI’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Sharon Goldwyn and Cindy Liebmann, Co‐ Chairs
Tisch Committee: Jonathan Reiss, Joshua Shatzkes, Co‐chairs
Tribute Committee: Viviane Breitbart, Carol Kaufman, Co‐ chairs
Photo Committee: Diane & David Rein, Debbie Hollander, Chairs
Siyum Committee : Rabbi Ian Lichter, Jason Mayer, Co‐ chairs
Seudah Shlishit Committee: Natan Hamerman, Chair
Calling Committee: Brenda Parver, Trish Moslin, Co‐chairs
Asher Abehsera, Raylene Adler, Danny Aharon, Sheila Bachman, Emma Baum, Judy Blatter, Hal Chadow, Laura & Scott Danoff, Sara Feldschreiber, Norman Fisher, Sylvia Fisher, Susan & James Frisch, Farla Frumkin, Isaac Greszes, Sarita Greszes, Dina Hamerman, Erica & Eliot Heisler, Cindy Hodkin, Dan Horowitz, Lauren & Joseph Hyman, Lisa Kagan, Hedva Kessler, Renee Kreiger, Vivian & Nikolas Kron, Celia Lemonik, Katie Lichter, Nechama Liss‐Levinson, Richard Lillian, Goldie Lorber, Michal Malen, Addy Markowitz, Susan Mayer, Annie Mendelson, Hilly Milun, Myles Mittleman,Rachel Mosesson, Liz Ort, Ed Parver, Ellen Polakoff, Jolanta Rosenstein, Anida Rosman, Dov Sassoon, Ferry Sedaghatpour, Pia Shlomo, Susan Shore, Ellen & Mitchell Siegel, Orly & Alan Steinberg, Roz Wagner, Nate Weisel, Ellie Werber, Howard Wolf, Magda Yehaskel.
WE THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR BEING SPONSORS OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHABBAT FOR RABBI POLAKOFF. YOUR SUPPORT HELPED MAKE THIS WEEKEND A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS.
Mark & Adina Abraham
In memory of Allan Bachman
Frank & Eva Bachrach
Mitchell & Ada Benerofe
Jeff & Lisa Benjamin
Hal & Anita Beretz
Anthony & Elena Berkowitz
Allan & Bernadette Beyda
Arnold & Viviane Breitbart
Mark & Linda Bunim
Jack & Sherry Cohen
Seymour & Harriet Cooper
Scott & Laura Danoff
Harold & Lorraine Domnitch
Lev & Alyna Dynkin
Mitchell & Janet Feldman
Dennis & Lori Ferster
Norman & Sylvia Fisher
Arnie & Kathy Flatow
Murray & Sadie Frank
Jeff & Marilyn Freedman
Mark & Meryl Friedman
Jim & Susan Frisch
Tom & Debbie Furst
Matt & Olga Gartenhaus
David & Carol Goddard
Sol & Talia Goldwyn
Marc & Beth Gottlieb
Natan & Dina Hamerman
Joseph & Donna Hecht
William & Helaine Helmreich
Ari & Nettie Herman
Jeff & Audrey Hiller
Michael & Alisa Hoenig
David & Holly Hoenig
Robert & Debbie Hollander
In memory of Barbara
Joseph & Lauren Hyman
David & Trudy Justin
Leslie & Irene Kahn
Leonard & Louise Kahn
Henry & Joan Katz
Hyman & Giselle Katz
Jeff & Carol Kaufman
Ed & Hedva Kessler
Robert & Sydelle Knepper
Nik & Vivian Kron
Mark & Alla Landa
Al & Lil Leiderman
Irwin & Susan Lieberman
Jeff & Cindy Liebmann
Ron & Michal Malen
Paul & Irene Marcus
Ed & Sharon Mazur
Robert & Annie Mendelson
Myles & Rona Mittleman
Avery & Ellen Modlin
Ori & Stephanie Pagovich
Fred & Janet Pomerantz
Alan & Louisa Prawer
Murray & Marci Rabinowitz
David & Diane Rein
Ira & Lori Rosenfeld
Frank & Jolanta Rosenstein
Marvin& Marsha Rotman
Dov & Aliza Sassoon
Perry & Charlotte Schneider
Henry & Pari Schwartz
David & Susan Sedgh
Rafi & Arlette Shaya
Michael & Pia Shomo
Jonathan & Susan Shore
Mitchell & Ellen Siegel
Michael & Rachel Singer
Israel & Sydelle Slochowsky
Irvin & Florence Spira
Alan & Orly Steinberg
Jack & Hadassah Wachstock
Jeff & Celia Weber
Paul & Phyllis Weinberg
Nate & Rebecca Weisel
Edward & Sonia Weiss
David & Ellie Werber
Bill & Karen Wolff
Ed & Karen Wydra
Everfresh Kosher Market
Great Neck Glatt
November 7, 2012
Please join us on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm as we honor:
Marcy & Daniel Aharon
Deborah & Hal Chadow
Charlene & Hille Milun
November 1, 2012
Friday evening, Nov. 30, 2012 our guest speaker will be Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.We will have a Friday night dinner and the Chief Rabbi will speak Saturday morning after services and again at Seudah Shlishit. NOTE CHANGE IN DATE
Please see the reservation form.
October 24, 2012
JOIN US AS WE HONOR BLOODBANK CHAIR AL LEIDERMAN
Next Sunday, October 28, is the semi-annual Men’s Club Blood Drive.
This blood drive has been chaired by Al Leiderman for the past 60 years,
bringing in over 7000 pints of blood and saving over 20,000 lives.
Al will be retiring this year as Chair of the Blood Drive and the entire
congregation is invited to pay tribute to him at a special ceremony in his honor.
The Men’s Club will be sponsoring a brunch beginning at 11:00 am on
Sunday morning and at that brunch Al will be recognized for his
many years of service. We hope you will join us.
October 11, 2012
Great Neck Synagogue
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
please dedicate your October blood donation to a Breast Cancer Survivor.
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 8:15am- 12:45pm
ALL DONORS will be entered into a
RAFFLE - 4 chances to WIN!!
1- Autographed NY Rangers
Hockey Stick & Puck
2- Two tickets to “Live with Kelly
3- Two tickets to “Jimmy Kimmel
Live!” & JKL gift bag
4- Dinner for Two at Cho-Sen
In addition, ALL donors will receive a
coupon for pickles or soup.
Bring ID with signature or photo.
Minimum weight 110 lbs.
Age 16 - 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission.
Age 76 and over need doctors note)
Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids
No tattoos for past 12 months
For questions concerning medical eligibility
To schedule an appointment please call
Al Leiderman 482-0628
September 6, 2012
GNS ANNUAL FALL BLOOD DRIVE
GNS is sponsoring its Annual Fall Blood Drive on Sunday, Oct. 28th from 8:15am-2:15 pm in the gym. Everyone who is 16 or older and weighs 110 pounds or more and who feels well and healthy can donate blood and help save the life of a friend or neighbor. If you are unable to donate, you can still help by volunteering the day of the drive or by making phone calls in advance. Donating blood or volunteering to help with calls in advance or on the day is also a great opportunity for your young folks to earn community service credit.
Our goal with this year’s drive is 75 pints donated. Please help save three people with your donation- it’s a wonderful Mitzvah! Please contact Al Leiderman.
May 25, 2012
We thank the following for their sponsorship
2012 Graduation Kiddush Sponsors
Alan & Lisa Adler on the graduation of Ava from NSHA Middle School.
Moti & Sharon Ahdut on the graduation of Laura from Yeshiva Har Torah.
Sheila Bachman on the graduation of her granddaughter Brittany Bachman from JFK-Bellmore Merrick HS and going to Towson Univ. in Baltimore.
Chuck & Carol Berlin on the graduations of Alyssa & Nicole from NSHA HS and acceptance of Alyssa to Univ. of Pennsylvania and Nicole to Midreshet Amit and Stern College.
Dov & Ada Berkowitz on the graduations of Yoni from Mt. Sinai Medical School and Ron from NSHA HS.
Steven & Robyn Blumner on the graduations of Sarah & Zachary from NSHA HS and acceptance of Sarah to Pace Univ. and Zachary to FIT Illustration.
Arnold & Viviane Breitbart on the graduations of Morris with honors from Princeton Univ. and Marcelle from NSHA HS.
Hal & Debbie Chadow on the graduation of Aaron from HAFTR HS.
Gary & Lillian Chubak on the graduation of Jennie from Hunter College with a Masters in Education.
Scott & Laura Danoff on the graduations of Katie Danoff Geft from NYU College of Dentistry and acceptance to a residency at NSUH and Nadav Geft from Baruch College Honors MBA program and going to work for Yahoo.
Mark & Meryl Friedman on the graduation of Rayna from NSHA HS.
Mark Gersten on the acceptance of Josh to Pittsburgh Dental School.
Jerome Goodman on the graduation of granddaughter Maya Levy from NSHA HS and acceptance to Barnard College.
Marc & Beth Gottlieb on the graduations of Brian from NSHA HS and Andrew from NSHA Middle School.
Eliot & Erica Heisler on the graduations of Amanda from NSHA Middle School and James from NSHA Lower School.
Marty & Judy Hoffman on the graduation of Esther Ainspan from NY College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Robert, Debbie, Samantha, Brandon and Alex Hollander on the graduations of Amanda Heisler from NSHA Middle School and James Heisler from NSHA Lower School.
Ben & Tammy Jampel on the graduation of Jordanna from NSHA HS and acceptance to SUNY New Paltz.
Michael & Jamie Katz on the graduation of Jason from NSHA HS.
Ken Magida in honor of Jason receiving his PhD. in Biology from Univ. of Colorado.
Avrum & Addy Markowitz on the graduations of Daniel from NYU and Ben from NSHA HS.
Robert & Annie Mendelson on the graduation of Bonnie from NSHA Middle School.
Milt & Ruth Mitzner on the graduation of #1 grandson Max Mitzner from SUNY Albany and Hannah Mitzner from North Shore HS in Glen Head.
Yaacov & Gail Mizrahi on the graduation of Shira Mizrahi Blank from Cardozo Law School.
Carl & Rachel Mosesson on the graduation of Jonathan from NSHA Middle School.
Rabbi Dale & Ellen Polakoff on the graduations of Eitan Hoffman from Queensborough Community College with an A.A.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology, Ephraim Polakoff from Azrielli Graduate School of Jewish Education with an M.A. in Jewish Education and Yehudah Polakoff from Baruch College with an MS. in Business Computer Information Systems.
Arthur & Naeema Pomerantz on the graduation of Joshua from the Robert H Smith School of Business, Univ. of Maryland at College Park.
Issac & Farah Sachmechi on the graduation of Amanda from Queens College with a Masters in Nutrition.
The Steinberg, Ginsburg and Shalmon family on the graduation of Philip Steinberg from Yeshiva University HS for Boys and his acceptance to Yeshivat Ashreinu in Israel and Hofstra Univ.
Lynn Steinberg on the graduation of Sara Steinberg Bienstock from the Univ. of Pennsylvania Dental School.
Howard & Michele Wolf on the graduation of Jamie from Cardozo Law School.
Ed & Karen Wydra on the graduations of Nathaniel from NYU Stern Graduate School and Shawn from NSHA Middle School.
2012 Congregational Kiddush Sponsors
Gary & Lillian Chubak in honor of the engagement of their son Steven to Ellen Shvets.
Stanley & Jacqueline Fischer in honor of the birth of their grandson, Nathaniel Lev Fischer, son of David & Rachel.
Mark Gersten in honor of the latest additions to the clan: Cooper Eidman, Talia Gersten and Akiva Gersten.
Martin & Judy Hoffman on the appointment of Rabbi Evan Hoffman as Rabbi of Congregation Anshe Shalom of New Rochelle.
Robert, Debbie, Samantha, Brandon & Alex Hollander in honor of the upcoming marriage of their father & grandfather Martin Sokol to Shoshana Agus.
Stephen & Carol Karbowitz in honor of the marriage of Rachel & Josh Spindel.
Myles & Rona Mittleman on the birth of their twin grandchildren, Sasha & Cooper.
Jared & Liz Ort in honor of the birthdays of Aviva, Shani and Benny.
Rabbi Dale & Ellen Polakoff in honor of the wedding of Aliza and Lior Tor.
Grant & Galit Reichlin in honor of the birth of their daughter Liora Sara.
Perry & Charlotte Schneider in honor of the upcoming wedding of their daughter Lauren to Sammy Flaks.
In Memory Of
In memory of Barbara Horowitz, z”l.
Lena Laskin in memory of her mother Gladys Etra, z”l.
Glenn & Cindy Ludwig in memory of her father Alvin Gelber, z”l.
Fred & Janet Pomerantz in memory of their parents Nathan Siegel and Mina & David Pomerantz, z”l.
Carl & Rivka Rosenberg in memory of his father Henry Rosenberg, z”l his grandmother Julia Muller, z”l and his aunt Bluma Muller, z”l.
Rafi & Arlette Shaya in memory of their parents David & Victoria Shaya and Vita & Odette Dayan, z”l.
Alex & Lily Weiss in memory of their parents Ignat Weiss & Zeev and Hannah Krendel, z”l.
Michael & Galina Weiss in memory of his father Ignat Weiss, z”l.
May 14, 2012
GREAT NECK SYNAGOGUE
INVITES OUR MEMBERS
TO OUR YOM YERUSHALYIM PICNIC
SUNDAY MAY 20, 2012
AT ALLENWOOD PARK
SPECIAL KIDS PROGRAM : MUSICAL IQ
USAGE OF ENTIRE PARK AND FIELDS
HEROS & CHICKEN NUGGETS FOR DINNER
COME AND ENJOY A FUN FILLED EVENING
FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.
RESERVE IN ADVANCE BY MAY 17TH
AND PAY ONLY $36 PER FAMILY
THOSE WITHOUT PRIOR RESERVATIONS
WILL BE BILLED $45 PER FAMILY.
CALL 487-6100 OR
May 7, 2012
GREAT NECK SYNAGOGUE
GRADUATION & CONGREGATIONAL KIDDUSH
SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
CELEBRATE ALL OF YOUR SMACHOT WITH US
BAR & BAT MITZVAH
COMMEMORATE A LOVED ONES YAHRZEIT
TO PARTICIPATE PLEASE CALL THE SYNAGOGUE OFFICE
OR SEND YOUR INFORMATION TO MTWERSKY@GNS.ORG
COST IS $100 PER FAMILY