The JCC of the Greater Five Towns is located at 207 Grove Avenue in Cedarhurst and has several satellite locations. All events are held in Cedarhurst, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 516-569-6733 or visit www.fivetownsjcc.org. To register, call Rachayle Deutsch 516-569-6733, ext. 222 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping It Cool with Chef Naomi Ross. Wednesday, August 6, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. $60. Cool and refreshing fare is the antidote to blazing sun and hot summer days. But how do you prepare elegant Shabbat meals without a hot kitchen? We’ll help keep you (and your kitchen!) cool with delicious cold serving ideas and strategies such as minted strawberry soup, summer tuna nicoise salad, Asian linguine and chicken salad with mango, and more!
Free Interactive Workshop with Life Coach Sandy Klar. Tuesday, August 12, 10:00–11:00 a.m. Do you get tense about setting boundaries? Are you afraid that they won’t “love you” if you enforce boundaries? Explore the importance of boundaries in all personal and professional relationships. Why is it challenging to set boundaries? What are the risks and consequences of setting boundaries? Learn simple techniques to set firm boundaries while retaining the love and respect of others.
A Viewing of ‘Menachem and Fred.’ Tuesday evening, August 12, 7:30 p.m. Temple Israel, 140 Central Avenue in Lawrence. Parking lot rear entrance. $5 admission. A Film by Ofra Tevet and Ronit Kertsner, Cinema For Peace. Awarded the “Most Inspirational Movie of the Year,” Menachem and Fred is the exceptional story of the reunion of Menachem Mayer and Frederick (Fred) Raymes, two Jewish brothers with German roots, who survived the Holocaust in a French orphanage and who took vastly different directions at the end of World War II. Each of them chose the polar opposites of Jewish survival; while Fred concealed his Jewish-German origin and became an American citizen, Menachem became an Israeli Orthodox Jew. For decades, they renounced each other’s existence until the letters that their parents had written to them from the concentration camp brought them together again. ϖ