March 29, 2019
R OCKLAND NEWS
TABC students listen, learn, write, and tell the stories of Holocaust survivors living in Bergen and Rockland
After surviving the Holocaust as a child through a series of incredible circumstances, Paul Galan of Suffern built a distinguished career producing and directing documentaries about the lives of people from Richard Nixon to Red Skelton.
Michael Wildes to speak about immigration law in Monsey
Mr. Wildes is going to draw on his vast experience with immigration law — and with the immigrants who turn that abstract corpus into stories of human suffering and resilience — and also his background as an Orthodox Jew as he discusses “Jews and Immigration: Lessons from Biblical Joseph to the White House” in Monsey for the Israel, Pearl, and Lila Stern Memorial Lecture on April 7.
R OCKLAND BRIEFS
Combating hate and anti-Semitism in Rockland
Evan Bernstein, the Anti-Defamation League’s New York/New Jersey regional director, will speak about anti-Semitism in the United States in general and in Rockland County in particular on Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m .

Start planning for your seders
Many local shuls and institutions offer community Passover seders. These are the ones we’ve heard about so far. Also check the Jewish Standard’s calendar section for some outstanding Passover programs

Reduce stress and anxiety in Rockland
On the first Wednesday of each month, Rockland Jewish Family Service offers mindfulness and meditation and other techniques that work to reduce stress and anxiety. Experience deep relaxation and peace with music, mindfulness, and other simple tools you can use in daily life. People at all levels of experience are welcome.

Bonds to honor Rockland couples
State of Israel Bonds, Rockland/Upstate New York/Bergen County/Northern New Jersey hosts a breakfast at the New City Jewish Center on Sunday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m. NCJC congregants Eszter and Peter Friedman and Beth and Gary Israel will be honored. IDF Sgt Benjamin Anthony, a combat veteran who is the founder of “Our Soldiers Speak,” is the guest speaker.

Rockland Jewish Film Festival
The 19th annual JCC Rockland Jewish Film Festival launches Sunday night with a sold-out showing of “Golda’s Balcony, The Film.” Because of demand a second showing has been added for Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m.

R OCKLAND OPINION

It was not the most difficult question our American Jewish World Service lobby team faced during our day of advocacy for human rights issues on the Hill, but arriving at an answer required consensus.
Where were we going to eat lunch?
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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

What does handwriting Say About You?
Tuesday, Apr 02, 12:15-1:30PM,
Rockland Community College  

Tuesday, Apr 2, 5:45-9:45PM,
Regal Cinemas, Nanuet

JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival:
The Interpreter
Tuesday, Apr 02, 7:30PM,
Regal Cinemas, Nanuet  

Wednesday, Apr 3, 11AM-12PM,
RJFS, West Nayack

JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival:
Mamboniks
Wednesday, Apr 03, 1:30PM,
Regal Cinemas, Nanuet  

Wednesday, Apr 3, 7:30-9:30PM,
JCC Rockland, West Nayack

Thursday, Apr 04, 12:15-1:30PM,
Rockland Community College, Suffern

Thursday, Apr 4, 7:30PM,
Regal Cinemas, Nanuet

Friday, Apr 05, 5:45-7PM,
Montebello Jewish Center, Montebello

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