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Commack Temple Adds Special Needs Program

The first event, a Passover Seder with music and holiday crafts will be held March 17.

Temple Beth David in Commack is starting a program for children with special needs and their families, starting next month,

The program, named “Aliyah: Rising Stars plays on the hebrew word which means rising up. 

All children are welcome to join in the educational and experiential environment of the synagogue and our Religious School. Both current temple members and non-members in the community are invited to join.

Children with varied educational, social, physical and developmental needs, for whom a typical Religious School classroom may not be appropriate are welcome to attend.

The first program will be held on March 17 from noon until 1 p.m. 

The event is a Passover experience for Children with Special Needs and their Families.  The day will include a special musical and experiential Passover Seder and a holiday craft. All are welcome to participate in their own way.

For more information, contact Rabbi Beth H Klafter at (631) 499 - 0915 x 319.

Jennifer February 24, 2013 at 01:12 AM
This seems like a great program, but the temple itself seems very strange. We wanted to see what the temple was like and maybe join and meet others with young children, but it seems that they are celebrating (or not at all celebrating) Purim....there is no activity there this weekend, which is Purim, and next Sunday--a week after Purim--they are having a Purim carnival. I am perplexed. Does anyone know anything about this temple? Why are they doing stuff like this? Is this even a real Jewish temple or is it an "evangelical" temple or something like that? I am new to the area and looked at other temple calendars and this is the only one that is celebrating Purim a week after the actual holiday...and has no activity for Purim on Purim. It seems that they are closed for Purim. I live in Commack and don't feel like driving to another town for temple, but it seems that this one....I don't know...anyone have insight?

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