JCC of the Greater Five Towns has a main location at 207 Grove Avenue in Cedarhurst with several satellite locations. Events take place in the Cedarhurst location unless otherwise noted. For more information regarding any of the events listed here, contact Rachayle Deutsch at 516-569-6733, ext. 222, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping It Cool! Chef Naomi Ross teaches how to prepare delicious cold dishes for a hot summer Shabbat. Cool and refreshing fare is the antidote to a blazing sun and hot summer days. But how do you prepare elegant Shabbat meals without a hot kitchen? Naomi will 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. Wednesday, August 6, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. $60.
Viewing of ‘Menachem and Fred,’ a film by Ofra Tevet and Ronit Kertsner, recipient of the Cinema for Peace Award for “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: 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 their parents had written to them from the concentration camp brought them together again. Tuesday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. Temple Israel, 140 Central Avenue in Lawrence. Parking lot rear entrance. $5 admission. Reservations encouraged.
Golden Notes Choir. Tuesday mornings, 11:00 a.m. A joyful hour of singing with choirmaster Zvi Klein, singing songs in all languages and performing for local venues. $5 suggested contribution.
Israeli Dance. Danny Uziel leads for intermediate to advanced levels. Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., $10.
Yoga. Miriam Abrahams is continuing her Thursday class, 9:15–10:15 a.m. $20 per class. (New time until early August.) All levels welcome at this gentle, restorative class. v