Learning how to be responsible for children

What was your first job? It may have been a paper route, manning the cash register at McDonald’s or like many adolescents looking to make a little money, babysitting may have been your first taste of work.

Celebrating Hanukkah begins on Dec. 12

Beginning Dec. 12, Jewish people across the globe will light the menorah, spin dreidels and indulge in eating potato latkes to celebrate the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah.

Keep the flame of religious heritage burning

In describing the proper positioning of the Hanukkah lamp, the Talmud (BT Shabbat 21b) states as follows: One places the [Hanukkah] lamp in the doorway of one’s home, on the outside. If one …

Hanukkah’s message for how we live today

More than 2,000 years ago, the Syrian-Greek tyrant who ruled over Jewish Palestine decreed that Jewish religious observance was outlawed in his kingdom. At his command, the Holy Temple in Jerusalem …

Increasing the light in our lives

We are all aware that at this time of year there are fewer daylight hours in which to conduct our busy lives. As the days grow shorter, Judaism gives us a gift: the opportunity to make our lives glow brighter. That gift is the holiday Hanukkah, which this year begins on the evening of Dec. 12.

Welcoming the Christmas season in Hewlett

Children and adults gathered at the Veterans Memorial Triangle at the intersection of Broadway and West Broadway in Hewlett for the annual Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 3. There was candy canes, cookies, fire trucks, giveaways, hot chocolate and, of course, Santa Claus.

Lawrence High grad helping storm victims in Puerto Rico

Lt. Dr. Joseph Kenny, a lifelong Inwood resident and 2009 Lawrence High School graduate, led a physical therapy team as part of the U.S. Navy’s humanitarian mission in Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

North Woodmere man arrested for Hewlett robbery

A North Woodmere man was arrested for the alleged robbery of a unspecified amount of money from a car on Nov. 10, according to police.

‘I want a golden goose!’

Lynbrook-based Plaza Theatrical Productions performed a post-Thanksgiving show of “Willy Wonka,” Roald Dahl’s indelible children’s tale in front of nearly 300 kids and their parents at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library on Nov. 24.

Showing off the sports ‘game changers’

Most people know who Sandy Koufax is, how many Olympic medals Mark Spitz won at the 1972 Munich games and heard of sports broadcaster Howard Cosell.

Brodsky Foundation donates to Gural JCC

The Atlantic Beach-based Richard M. Brodsky Foundation donated $3,000 in toys and clothing to the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in Cedarhurst on Nov. 17.

Donate a toy for 9th Senate District families

State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach), whose 9th Senate District includes the Five Towns and surrounding communities such as Atlantic Beach, is holding a holiday toy drive through Dec. 22.