Members of Chabad of East Hampton and the East Hampton community gathered at Main Street and Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett on December 4, which was also 26th of Kislev in the year 5779, to light the third menorah candle for Chanukah. Goldie Baumgarten made delicious treats to share with the crowd. Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten assisted his son, Montauk’s Rabbi Aizik Baumgarten, in lighting the candle, and in leading everyone in singing traditional songs. East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc spoke about the meaning of the holiday.
The Riverhead Peacemakers will receive the “United for Kindness” award from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center on May 22.The Riverhead Peacemakers are a fourth grade student-led anti-bullying movement started by Morgan Dunn, now in ninth grade, when she was at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School. The Peacemakers in both schools meet with Shannon Kutner, Riverhead Community Awareness Program’s elementary school social worker, during recess to discuss ways to prevent and reduce bullying in their schools. In January, the students assisted their schools by organizing student and staff participation in the Great Kindness Challenge, as well as other activities.