The Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, along with the New Leadership Group, will host family playtime on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy bagels, games, crafts and stories for children ages birth to seven and their families. Help wrap toys that have been collected through New Leadership’s Toy Drive and will be donated to Red Barn/Glen Cove Child Care Center for the holidays. The program is free and open to the community.
Film Festival Presentation
The JCC’s 22nd Randi and Bruce Pergament Jewish Film Festival will show the 2014 Israeli comedy Kicking Out Shoshana on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Set in Jerusalem, Ami Shoshan, an Israeli football player is punished by a mafia boss for flirting with his girlfriend and forced to pose as a homosexual. Shoshan is banned by the players and fans of his team, but becomes a hero to the queer community. The film is directed by Shay Kanot and is in Hebrew and English with subtitles.
Tickets for the Dec. 13 showing are $14 and tickets for the Dec. 17 showing are $10 and can be purchased at www.sjjcc.org.
Friends And Family Day
The JCC will host Friends and Family Day on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Spend the morning at the Sid Circus with the whole family. Enjoy a bagel breakfast, games in the gym and indoor playground, arts and crafts, community service projects with sewing and soup making, a performance from Professor Pickle’s Circus of Nothing and more.
Friends and Family Day is $20 per family and free for JCC members. For more information, visit www.sjjcc.org.
Rabbinic And Cantorial Breakfast
The JCC’s Partners in Caring Program hosted its second annual Rabbinic and Cantorial Breakfast with members from 20 partner synagogues on Nov. 12.
The event, which allowed rabbis and cantors to unite and continue to strengthen their rapports with one another, included a light breakfast and a keynote presentation by Dr. David Pelcovitz entitled “Breaking Free From The Tyranny of Shoulds.”
The goal, said Michelle Laser, director of Social Services, is to build bridges between community synagogues and the greater Jewish community overall. The Partners in Caring Program acts as a vehicle to raise awareness among the community about the specialized services offered at the JCC and how the JCC can serve the needs of the community.