Jewish Life & Learning


For more information or to register, please contact Sara Shapiro at: (516) 822-3535, x335

or email


Jewish Author Series

To RSVP or for more information, call Hillary Cook, x328 or email

Steve Israel, Big Guns: A Novel

Former Congress-man Steve Israel takes you behind the scenes of the gun debate in Washington in this “pleasingly wicked” indictment of the state of American politics. Big Guns: A Novel is set in a fictional town on Long Island that becomes ground zero for a pitched battle over gun rights and gun control.

Tuesday, December 10  •  10:30 am  •  Fee: $5 

Jewish Movie Nights

Who Will Write Our History

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary.

Thursday, October 24  •  7:00 pm  •  Free

POB Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview


A daughter tells the story of the controversial choices that her father, a Jewish artist from Poland, made in order to survive the Holocaust. Eddie Vitch (nee Ignace Levkovitch) was a talented caricature and mime artist. He performed in Germany’s most prestigious theaters. His documents identified him as “Levkovitch”, a recognizably Jewish name. In other words, he was hiding in plain sight, or maybe the Nazis were protecting him?

Thursday, December 19  •  7:00 pm   •  Free

POB Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview

Lunch & Learn

Rabbis and Jewish educators from the community will lead an interactive discussions on interesting and current topics.

Meets twice a month depending on the calendar.

October 28 - Rabbi Neil Schuman, Manetto Hill Jewish Center

November 11 - Rabbi Joel Levenson, Midway Jewish Center

November 25 - Rabbi Jason Fruithandler, Woodbury Jewish Center

December 9 - Rabbi Jack Dermer, Merrick Jewish Centre

December 23 - Rabbi Steven Conn, Plainview Jewish Center

Mondays  •  12:30-1:30 pm  • Class Fee: $5   Member Discounted Fee: Free   

Jewish Genealogy Society of L.I.

Bringing together people interested in exploring their Jewish roots.

Sundays  •  2:00-4:00 pm

October 27, November 24, December 15

For more information, email



Building Russian Inspired Jewish Expression

For BRIJE programs, CLICK HERE.


Café Europa

Social Activities for Victims of Nazi Persecution. Please join us for a quarterly lunch and learn with others who lived in Europe during WWII under Nazi occupation.


Green Week — Celebrating the Environment & Tu B’Shvat

Join with us throughout the week as we learn how being Jewish makes us responsible for taking care of the earth and all of the creatures and plants that live here.


Possible events for the week include:

   • A shredding day

   • Green cleaning products, demonstrations and samples

   • Planting

   • A visit from “Garden of Eve,” an organic Jewish farm located on Long Island

   • A Tu B’Shvat Seder

   • A large recycled art project (designed by our school-age day care)