March 15, 2019
We hope you're going to enjoy ALL the stories in this week's Standard. But for your ease, we're highlighting the Rockland stories. We're also including a calendar of events, below, so you don't miss that one event to which you really want to go. Enjoy!!
R OCKLAND NEWS
Humanity highlighted at new Holocaust museum exhibit
Whoever saves one life saves a whole world; whoever destroys one life destroys a whole world.
That’s Jewish wisdom from the

Talmud, so widely quoted as to sound clichéd — but so widely quoted only because it is so deeply true.

The Montebello Jewish Center’s Meshuggenah Players, led by musical director Mirel Verhoeff, will perform “Snow Esther and the Seven Mordechais,” the shul’s annual Purim shpiel that Ms. Verhoeff wrote. The players have been rehearsing the 40-minute production since November. It has scenery, choreography, and a comic shtick. The “Shpielers,” as they refer to themselves, have been doing this since the Pomona Jewish Center merged with Congregation Sons of Israel about 20 years ago.
Rabbi Paula Mack Drill of the Orangetown Jewish Center in Orangeburg is the newest trustee on the board of directors of the Rockland County Pride Center. Rabbi Drill gave the invocation at the celebration of the center’s new building in Nyack on February 27, when the Hillary Rodham Clinton Hall of Social Justice was dedicated.
by Rabbi Craig Scheff

" I t’s a cold Sunday morning in February. It’s 8:55 a.m. Sitting by the window in our daily chapel, I have a good view of the synagogue driveway.
Unfortunately, there are no cars entering. From my spot, I actually can see two blocks down the main street that approaches the driveway. There’s not a car in sight.
And we have eight people in the room.
And two of the eight are saying Kaddish..."
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Saturday, Mar 16, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Monroe Temple Beth El, Monroe

Sunday, Mar 17, 9AM - 12PM
The Reform Temple of Rockland, Upper Nyack

Beth Am Temple Announces 2019 Tuesday & Sunday Bingo
Tuesday, Mar 19, 5:45PM - 9:45PM
Beth Am Temple, Pearl River

Tuesday, Mar 19, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
JCC Rockland, West Nyack

Harry Potter and the Magical Purim
Wednesday, Mar 20, 5:30PM - 9:30PM,
New City Jewish Center, New City

Wednesday, Mar 20, 7PM - 10PM,
Montebello Jewish Center, Montebello

Thursday, Mar 21, 5:30PM - 7:30PM,
Chabad of Rockland, New City

Sunday, Mar 24, 10:30AM - 12PM,
Montebello Jewish Center, Montebello

Purim Pirates Cove
Sunday, Mar 24, 4PM - 6PM,
JCC Rockland, West Nyack

Monday, Mar 25, 7:30PM - 9:30PM,
Rockland Jewish Community Campus 

Beth Am Temple Announces 2019 Tuesday & Sunday Bingo
Tuesday, Mar 26, 5:45PM - 9:45PM
Beth Am Temple, Pearl River

Sunday, Mar 31, 7:30AM - 10:30AM,
New City Jewish Center, New City

JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival:
Golda's Balcony, The Film
Sunday, Mar 31, 7:30PM,
Regal Cinemas, Nanuet

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