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Staten Island Jewish groups to celebrate Israeli independence Published: Friday, May 06, 2011, 7:23 AM

By

Maura Grunlund

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Israel Independence Day, the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, is being celebrated by various Jewish groups on Staten Island. Moey's Music Party, a free family concert, will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday in the Joan and Alan Bernikow JCC, Sea View. For information, contact Orit Lender at 718-475-5227 or olender@sijcc.com. "Stillness, Awareness & Wisdom: Practical Steps for inner Peace, Tranquility, & Calm" will be the topic of a free Kabbalah talk at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bernikow JCC, 1466 Manor Rd. For information, call 718370-8953. YOUNG ISRAEL EVENTS A free Yom Ha'atzmaut/Israel Independance Celebration And Program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday with guest speaker Zipporah Porath and music and dancing at Young Israel of Staten Island. Yaakov Kirschen, "Dry Bones" cartoonist and blogger, will discuss "Secret Codes / Hidden War" in a free talk at 8:30 p.m. on Monday at Young Israel at 835 Forest Hill Rd. The website is Yisi.org. ISRAELI DINNER Congregation B'nai Jeshurun will hold an Israeli Themed Free Dinner at 6:15 p.m on May 13 followed by services at 8 in honor of Israel Independence Day. RSVP to Mark Ben-Aron at 347-424-9745. The annual Sisterhood Stars Friday Night Service will be tonight at 8. Sisterhood members Vickie Gimbleman, Ruth Ellen Nightingale and Eleanor Zorfas will be honored at B'nai Jeshurun, 275 Martling Ave. ISRAEL TALK "An Update on Israel," will be the topic of a talk by Hila Elroy, adviser to the consul general of Israel, at a 10 a.m. Men's Club breakfast on May 15 at Temple Emanu-El, 984 Post Ave. The cost at the door is $5. For information, call 718-442-5966. DATING ADVICE "Keeping Your Feet on the Ground While Your Head is in the Clouds: Realistic Explanations of Love, Dating

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