June 26, 2020
ROCKLAND STORIES
Social distancing dinner for Rockland school

Ateres Bais Yaakov Academy of Rockland in New Hempstead holds its 19th annual scholarship dinner. This year, the school honors Aviva and Ephraim Yurowitz as the Kesser Shem Tov awardees and Lenny Amdurer as Teacher of the Year. It will be on Sunday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m., at Rockland Boulders Stadium in Pomona. Social distancing protocol will be observed and a pre-packaged meal will be provided. For more information and to make reservations, go to ateresdinner.com.
The shows go on, online
JCC Rockland’s Jewish Film Festival goes virtual

In the March 6 issue of this paper,  we previewed  the 14 films that had been scheduled to play at the JCC Rockland’s Jewish Film Festival, beginning on March 28.

Needless to say, none of the films ended up onscreen in Nanuet or Suffern.

But starting on Sunday night, the  JCC Rockland’s Jewish Film Festival  will begin streaming on your computer, iPhone, or Roku — if you will it. Yes, the festival is going virtual, which means North Jersey residents can take part without having to cross state lines.
Camp with 2020 foresight
Local summer programs plan fun and community amid covid

The school year ended without schools reopening. Parents and their children have spent more than three months together, with homeschooling, online schooling, much more screen time than anyone had ever imagined looming large in daily schedules. Tempers fray, junk food is guzzled, some bonds strengthen.

And now it’s summer. Now what?
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Jewish Film Festival: Hate Among Us
JUNE 28-30, 7:30PM
HATE AMONG US depicts unique perspectives on anti-Semitism from young and old alike, from Jew and non-Jew, from within historic Jewish neighborhoods in Europe, to the streets of Charlottesville and Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue massacre.
Jewish Film Festival: Crescendo
JUNE 29-JULY 1, 7:30PM
When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck (Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann) accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of sheer unsolvable problems.
JCC Rockland Virtual Annual Meeting
JUNE 30, 7:30PM
Barry Kantrowitz will serve as the emcee as the theme of the annual meeting is "Community" and "Honoring our Heroes". You will hear from CEO David Kirschtel and President Jeffrey Degen the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on our JCC, our response, and the importance of the community rallying together to secure our future.
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