As a part of our mission, we support the local community through outreach programs, with special emphasis on the arts and social justice issues.
In recent years our most popular programs included:
- Tim Bishop, ex congressman of the First District, and Sister Margaret Smyth of the Spanish Apostolate discussed trends in immigration and the economy of the North Fork.
- Neil Yerman, a renowned Sofer (Torah scribe) and artist, traced the evolution of the Torah through the ages.
- Beth Lilach, Senior Director of Community Affairs at Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, talked how the Albanian Muslims saved their Jewish population during WWII
- Ilana Davidson, our classically trained cantorial soloist, whose heritage comes from a deep Jewish musical tradition, delighted us with a concert of classical and popular music
- Sonia Spar, community leader and a member of the Southold Anti-Bias Task Force talked about how our broken immigration policies’ effect the North Fork Dreamers
- Marisa Fox, a New York based journalist and filmmaker, talked about uncovering her mother’s hidden Holocaust past.
- Joel Klein, our member and past President of the Professional Archeologists of New York City, shared how new archeological digs conducted at the Nazi death camps played a major role in refuting Holocaust deniers
- Poetry for Peace, an annual poetry competition for school children who are encouraged to express their feelings by writing poetry
- Blooming Artists, an annual musical program featuring wonderful and talented young artists, students at East End Arts.
- Seven, our member, Gail Kriegel, co-authored and directed a documentary play celebrating seven remarkable women changing the world. The proceeds were donated to local charities, CAST and NFSA
- 4 women, 4 stories, an evening of songs as four accomplished cabaret singers, including our member, Peggy Schwartz, perform a songbook by mostly Jewish composers and lyricists.
We remain committed to delivering thoughtful, meaningful and relevant programs for the North Fork Community.
Community Cultural Events Include the Following
The North Fork Foodie Tour is our largest and most prominent event. It introduces visitors to the innovative food producers who are helping to maintain the agricultural character of our community by making and growing unique local products. Click here for more information about the Foodie Tour
Other Cultural Programs
Various scheduled Events as outlined above each to be announced and scheduled – Click here for a current listing of events.
All are Invited
We welcome everyone, Jewish or not, Member or not, to attend our classes and programs. Please join us!
Enrollment and Cancellation Policies
Some classes and programs have limited enrollments. Register early to avoid disappointment
If enrollment is too low, an event or class may be canceled. To be notified of schedule changes or cancellations, you must be preregistered.