South Huntington Jewish Center to Welcome New Rabbi

Rabbi Orrin Krublit of Orlando, Fla., will become rabbi of the South Huntington Jewish Center in Melville  on Aug.1. He will succeed Rabbi Ian Jacknis, who retired after serving the center for 28 years. The Conservative center said that Rabbi  Krublit was born in Florida, Read More …

Huntington Author Explores Jewish Roots of ‘Superman’

Huntington author Roy Schwartz has recently published a book entitled “Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World’s Greatest Hero.” Schwartz says that throughout the book he “explores the development of the comic book field” and concentrates on the “Jewish roots of the Read More …

Huntington Residents Prepare for Passover, Easter Celebrations

Helping Hand Rescue Mission and Huntington Assembly of God volunteers handed out hundreds of Easter baskets Saturday.  Meanwhile, Jewish residents were preparing for Passover, which will begin Saturday at sundown. Volunteers, including members of the Order of the Eastern Star, distributed baskets to families who Read More …

Former Priest Talks About Life in Addiction

Former priest Stephen H. Donnelly talked about his descent into addiction  on Wednesday talking with Joanie Sigal, host of The Addiction Podcast: Point of No Return. Donnelly, who served at St. Patrick’s Church in Huntington, recently wrote a book, “A Saint and a Sinner: The Read More …

Interfaith Gathering to Celebrate Life of Dr. King

Interfaith leaders and organizations will gather Jan. 17 for a virtual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion about healing racial divisions on Long Island. The  program is an interfaith service that will focus this year on the response Read More …

Op-Ed: Jewish View on the Covid-19 Vaccination

During the last month of 2020 companies have had the vaccine against Covid 19 approved. The first was Pfizer, then Moderna and finally AstraZeneca. More will be forthcoming in the very near future. OBJECTIONS ON RELIGIOUS GROUNDS I know that there are many people who Read More …

Library at Immaculate Conception Seminary Closing

The Library at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Lloyd Harbor announced Wednesday night that it closing its doors. It is urging those who checked out materials to return all items by Monday “Please return all materials NOW. The seminary library is closing its Read More …

Book Review: The Unflinching ‘A Saint and a Sinner’

A memoir written by former priest Stephen H. Donnelly of Huntington is an unsparing account of his time in the priesthood and the struggles he went through to keep the promises he made.
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Menorahs Lit for First Night of Chanukah

Chanukah got underway Thursday night  with the lighting of menorahs in downtown Huntington and Dix Hills. A caravan of cars decorated with menorahs and flags traveled from Chabad Mid-Suffolk in Commack to the Chai Center in Dix Hills to light a large menorah. In Huntington, Read More …

Volunteers Send a Message With ‘Hate Has No Business in Huntington’ Campaign

  A project to promote unity drew more than 60 young volunteers and several town and other officials Friday in Huntington. At a press conference at Heckscher Park, Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci said, “Huntington really is a slice of everything America is and should be,” Read More …

Episcopal Bishop Says Churches Will Remain Closed for Now

The Episcopal bishop of Long Island said Saturday churches will not reopen their doors the near future as the Covid-19 epidemic continues. Churches in some states plan to reopen, some of them in defiance of state shutdown orders.  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that Read More …

Chabad, Melville Fire Department Hand Out Masks

Chabad of Melville and volunteers from the Melville Fire Department sponsored a donation of packets of face masks Tuesday to help fight the Covid-19 epidemic.   Rabbi Asher Vaisfiche stood at the entrance  of the fire department to wave in cars for the drive-up giveaway as Read More …