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Meaningful Jewish Connections … make them at the Malverne Jewish Center!

At the Malverne Jewish Center you can reconnect with friends and make new ones in our welcoming, pluralistic Jewish community. Wherever you see yourself on the spectrum of Jewish spirituality and observance, you can find a home with us.

We offer Shabbat and Festival services, plenty of opportunities for adult engagement and learning, interfaith and social action programs, and events in conjunction with other area synagogues.

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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and a month filled with Jewish celebrations and commemorations – Passover, the counting of the Omer, Yom HaShoah, Yom Haatzmaut, Yom HaZicaron, and Yom Yerushalayim. What a good time to welcome poets to B’nai Harim!

Join us on Thursday, April 22, at 7 pm as Sally Wiener Grotta (sallywienergrotta.com), award-winning writer and artist, moderates a presentation of poetry via ZOOM featuring award-winning poets Danny Shot and Joan Seliger Sidney.

Register through jonathan1818@gmail.com


DANNY SHOT (dannyshot.com), longtime publisher and editor of Long Shot arts and literary magazine, was born in the Bronx and raised in Dumont, New Jersey, by German Jewish refugees. He spent over thirty years as a NYC public high school teacher, serving in the South Bronx, Harlem, and Brooklyn. His latest book, WORKS (New and Selected Poems) was published in 2018 by CavanKerry Press.


JOAN SELIGER SIDNEY (joanseligersidney.org) is a writer of poetry and children’s books in Storrs, Connecticut. She has written three books of poetry and her work has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. Her poems often bear witness to the Holocaust and her experiences with multiple sclerosis. Her third book, Bereft and Blessed, was published by Antrim Press in 2014.


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From prominent refugees, “Your Life In A Shoebox” is the story of one Jewish family’s escape from the Nazi regime.
Through letters and official documents found in a shoe box in his mother’s closet after her death in 2009.
Yonatan Kohn shares the twists and turns of his family’s attempts to flee Czechoslovakia. His engaging account of events
that unfolded 80 years ago is both an intimate portrait of personal crisis and a sweeping, timeless story
of what it means to be a refugee.

Register here to receive the Zoom link to join: https://bit.ly/3bKxCgl
For more information, call the Malverne Jewish Center, 516-593-6364 or
email malvernejewishcenter@gmail.com or susanelkodsi@gmail.com


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A Meditation in Nature

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The Year of Narrowing

Mitzrayim, “the narrow places.” In our Torah reading cycle, we left Mitzrayim, the Hebrew word for the lands of Egypt, […]

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