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Sid Jacobson JCC Kicks Off Spotlight Speaker Series with Steve Madden

East Hills, NY, September 24, 2020

Sid Jacobson JCC announces its 2020-2021 Spotlight Speaker Series will begin Tuesday, October 20, 7:30pm with Steve Madden in conversation with Rosanna Scotto, as they virtually discuss his memoir The Cobbler.  The JCC will host three other writers throughout 2020 and 2021 as part of the virtual series including Bess Kalb, Cameron Douglas, and Alan Zweibel. Tickets for the full series and individual speakers are now on sale at sjjcc.org/culturalarts.
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Sid Jacobson JCC Announces Lineup for 2020-2021 Author Breakfast + Book Signing Series

East Hills, NY, September 22, 2020

Sid Jacobson JCC is proud to present its Author Breakfast + Book Signing Series 2020-2021 lineup. From October 8, 2020, through April 22, 2020, the JCC will virtually host five of today’s best-selling writers including Joan Lunden, Rachel Beanland, Jan Eliasberg, Darin Strauss, and Charles Belfoure. Tickets for the full series are now on sale at sjjcc.org/culturalarts.
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Save the Date for Sid Jacobson JCC’s Stronger Than Cancer 5K

East Hills, NY, September 10, 2020

Sid Jacobson JCC invites community members of all ages to walk or run either virtually or in-person* at its 2020 Stronger Than Cancer 5K taking place Sunday, October 18. Virtual registrants can participate on their own 5K route while in-person registrants will walk or run the JCC’s USATF certified course in East Hills. Participants can register now for the 5K at sjjcc.org/5k.
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Sid Jacobson JCC Announces August Drive-In Series Featuring a Movie Screening and Two Concerts

East Hills, NY, July 29, 2020

Sid Jacobson JCC invites the community to join them at the drive-in this August! The JCC will host a series of drive-in events in its parking lot located at 300 Forest Drive, East Hills. The series will include a movie screening of Field of Dreams on Thursday, August 6 at 8pm, a concert from The Allmost Brothers Band on Saturday, August 15 at 7pm, and a concert featuring Penny Lane on Saturday, August 22 at 7pm. Tickets to the events are on sale at sjjcc.org/drivein. All proceeds benefit SJJCC’s Emergency Fund.
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Local Photographer Participates in Front Porch Project Raising $18,000 for Sid Jacobson JCC’s Community Needs Bank

East Hills, NY, June 30, 2020

Inspired by the nationwide Front Porch Project, local photographer Stephanie Faust, Fine Photography by Stephanie, decided to participate in the movement locally to benefit Sid Jacobson JCC’s Community Needs Bank. The outpouring of community support and donations she received was more than the photographer could have ever anticipated. In a matter of two months, Faust photographed 100 families across Long Island, raising $18,000 for SJJCC’s Community Needs Bank.
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Sid Jacobson JCC Collects Over 28,000 Pounds of Clothing for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island

East Hills, NY, June 12, 2020

On Sunday, May 31, Sid Jacobson JCC’s Center for Community Engagement partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) to hold a food and clothing drive benefitting the JCC’s Community Needs Bank and BBBSLI. In less than three hours, more than 400 cars came through the JCC donating 28,000 pounds of clothes and 900 pounds of food, making it the single largest donation BBBSLI has ever received in its 20 years as an organization.
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Sid Jacobson JCC Launches Essential Workers + First Responders Fund

East Hills, NY, April 27, 2020

In response to Long Island’s growing demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other necessities for those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sid Jacobson JCC has launched the Sid Jacobson JCC Essential Works + First Responders Fund. The Fund allows individuals to choose from a list of local, charitable organizations dedicated to supplying the necessary PPE and providing meals to essential workers. Donations can be made at sjjcc.org/essentialworkers.
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Israelfest Goes Virtual with Live Programming from Around the World

East Hills, NY, April 23, 2020

On Wednesday, April 29, the celebration of Israel’s birthday, Yom Ha’Atzmaut, will be going virtual for the first time. Sid Jacobson JCC and partners UJA-Federation of New York, JCC Association of North America, and The Jewish Agency For Israel invite members of the community to join along in the Israelfest celebrations happening across the world in honor of Israel’s birthday.
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Sid Jacobson JCC’s 25th Annual Eat. Bid. Laugh! Offers Epicurean Tastings from Top Long Island Restaurants

East Hills, NY, February 11, 2020

Sid Jacobson JCC’s 25th annual Eat. Bid. Laugh! An Auction & Epicurean Event will feature an impressive variety of savory and sweet epicurean tastings from Long Island’s top restaurants, a performance by comedian Iliza Shlesinger, and extensive silent auction prizes. Tickets to the event are now on sale and can be purchased at eatbidlaugh.org.
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Sid Jacobson JCC’s 25th Annual Eat. Bid. Laugh! An Auction & Epicurean Event to Feature a Live Performance by Comedian Iliza Shlesinger

East Hills, NY, January 22, 2020

Sid Jacobson JCC proudly announces its 25th annual Eat. Bid. Laugh! An Auction & Epicurean Event. Long Island’s premier fundraising event will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 6:30pm at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success. This year’s event will include a performance by comedian Iliza Shlesinger, tastings from leading local restaurants, and extensive silent auction prizes. Tickets go on sale this week and can be purchased at eatbidlaugh.org.
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Hundreds Volunteer at Sid Jacobson JCC to Assemble 30,000 Meals in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

East Hills, NY, January 21, 2020

On Monday, January 20, more than 200 volunteers joined together in a region-wide day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Sid Jacobson JCC. Organized by the JCC’s Center for Community Engagement and funded by UJA-Federation, this interactive service opportunity engaged volunteers in a meal packaging event that assembled more than 30,000 meals for distribution to those in need.
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Hundreds Stood Together at Sid Jacobson JCC Community Gathering to Combat Anti-Semitism

East Hills, NY, January 7, 2020

On Friday, January 3, close to 300 people came together to combat anti-Semitism at Sid Jacobson JCC’s Community Gathering. Local rabbis, community leaders, and elected officials spoke to attendees about the recent rise in anti-Semitic incidents, the importance of standing together in unity and hope, and a resounding message that hate has no home here.
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