May 17, 2019
ROCKLAND NEWS
At Lillian’s Café
Rockland Jewish Family Service reopens snack spot in the JCC lobby using staffers on the autism spectrum
When is a café not only a café?
When it is also a social services program that provides young adults on the autism spectrum with jobs, and the practical education that comes along with getting and holding a job.
When is a social services program not only a social services program?
Interfaith dinner in Rockland
Three years ago, members of Congregation Sons of Israel in Upper Nyack hosted a Shabbat dinner and invited members of other houses of worship to join them as a show of unity. The response was heartening and the dinner has continued annually. This year’s event, held last week, was in the wake of the recent shootings at the Chabad synagogue in Poway, Calif., and the murders in Christchurch, New Zealand, and in Sri Lanka. It was sponsored by CSI Nyack, the Reform Temple of Rockland, individual sponsors, and local businesses, including the Challah Fairy in New City. Participants were asked to bring gift cards to benefit refugees. For more information, go to csinyack.org , or call Rabbi Ariel Russo at (845) 358-3767.
Orangeburg shul to celebrate educational director’s retirement
Sandy Borowsky will be honored during Shabbat services on May 18, that begin at 9 a.m., at the Orangetown Jewish Center. Ms. Borowsky, will be retiring as the shul’s educational director after 17 years of service. In addition, teachers, seventh graders moving up into Na’aseh, the OJC youth group, and fifth- and sixth-grade Torah readers who have been trained by Amichai Margolis, OJC’s music director, will be recognized. The shul is at 8 Independence Ave., Orangeburg, N.Y.  For more information, call (845) 359-5920, or go to  theojc.org .
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Sunday, May 19 , 10AM-12PM,
Rockleigh Country Club, Rockleigh
Tuesday, May 21 , 5:45-9:45PM,
Beth Am Temple, Pearl River
Thursday, May 28 , 5:45-9:45PM,
Beth Am Temple, Pearl River

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