Jennifer Teege Lecture
A German-Nigerian woman who discovers, at age 38, that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List. Jennifer Teege realizes that if her grandfather had met her—a black woman—he would have killed her. Teege will talk about her book, My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me and her life on Thursday, April 30 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Fee is $30. For members, it is $20. Visit www.sjjcc.org for more information.
Shredding for a Cause
Shred a bag or box of personal documents for $6 at the JCC on Sunday, April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit cancer wellness programs. For more information, visit www.sjjcc.org.
Joseph Telushkin, Author of Rebbe
In this enlightening and authoritative biography, Joseph Telushkin offers a captivating portrait of the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who defied conventional boundaries and turned his movement, Chabad-Lubavitch, into one of the most dynamic and widespread Jewish organizations today. Telushkin will talk about his book, Rebbe, on Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. Fee $30. Cosponsored with Chabads of Brookville, Great Neck, Mineola, Town of Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Roslyn and West Hempstead. For more information, visit www.sjjcc.org.
Yom Haatmaut Community
Celebration at Temple Beth Sholom
Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day on Sunday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an incredible carnival featuring pony rides, games, crafts, Send in the Clowns and shuk vendors selling Israeli and Jewish art and clothes. Taste the flavors of Israel with all kosher food vendors, including the famous New York City shakshuka truck, Green Olive, Hunki’s of Plainview, Joyva Candy Co. and much more. Free admission. Cash only, no credit cards. For more information, contact Nadav Eylon, director of Sid Jacobson JCC’s Center for Israel, at 516-484-1545, ext. 115, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sid Jacobson JCC is at 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. For more information, call 516-484-1545.