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Community News, June 1

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The Jewish Center of the Hamptons, Temple Adas Israel and the Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons joined together on May 25 for an evening of learning with the rabbis. In celebration of the Jewish holiday Shavuot, the joint program unites the three communities around a sacred ritual called Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Tikkun means “correction,” while “Leil Shavuot” means “night of Shavuot.” Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah by God to the Jewish people, but, according to the legend, the Israelites overslept on the morning they were due to receive the Torah. As a correction for having overslept, the custom emerged of all-night learning. Rather than sleeping late, Jews would not sleep at all. From left, Cantor Debra Stein and Rabbi Josh Franklin of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, Rabbi Jan Uhrbach of The Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons, and Rabbi Dan Geffen and Student Cantor Kevin McKenzie of Temple Adas Israel.

The Jewish Center of the Hamptons, Temple Adas Israel and the Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons joined together on May 25 for an evening of learning with the rabbis. In celebration of the Jewish holiday Shavuot, the joint program unites the three communities around a sacred ritual called Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Tikkun means “correction,” while “Leil Shavuot” means “night of Shavuot.” Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah by God to the Jewish people, but, according to the legend, the Israelites overslept on the morning they were due to receive the Torah. As a correction for having overslept, the custom emerged of all-night learning. Rather than sleeping late, Jews would not sleep at all. From left, Cantor Debra Stein and Rabbi Josh Franklin of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, Rabbi Jan Uhrbach of The Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons, and Rabbi Dan Geffen and Student Cantor Kevin McKenzie of Temple Adas Israel.

Fred Voss, Joan Overlock and Linda Fogelson hand out kites at the first annual

Fred Voss, Joan Overlock and Linda Fogelson hand out kites at the first annual "Kites for Kids Day," on Saturday afternoon at Main Beach in East Hampton, but for a worthy cause. For a $10 donation, participants received a plain kite and art supplies to decorate it, in support of the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center. RICHARD LEWIN

Sarah and Scarlett Diacre and Kathryn Hunt at the first annual

Sarah and Scarlett Diacre and Kathryn Hunt at the first annual "Kites for Kids Day," on Saturday afternoon at Main Beach in East Hampton. For a $10 donation, participants received a plain kite and art supplies to decorate it, in support of the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center. RICHARD LEWIN

Maria Nardone and Alice Pizarro at the first annual

Maria Nardone and Alice Pizarro at the first annual "Kites for Kids Day," on Saturday afternoon at Main Beach in East Hampton. For a $10 donation, participants received a plain kite and art supplies to decorate it, in support of the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center. RICHARD LEWIN

On Saturday afternoon at the first annual

On Saturday afternoon at the first annual "Kites for Kids Day,: everyone was invited to "go fly a kite" at Main Beach in East Hampton, but for a worthy cause. For a $10 donation, participants received a plain kite and art supplies to decorate it, in support of the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center. RICHARD LEWIN

Lalitte Smith at the Garden Club of East Hampton's annual garden party and plant sale on the grounds of Mulford Farm in East Hampton on Friday evening. Plant lovers took home armloads and Flexible Flyers full of their favorites and bid for silent auction items. A special

Lalitte Smith at the Garden Club of East Hampton's annual garden party and plant sale on the grounds of Mulford Farm in East Hampton on Friday evening. Plant lovers took home armloads and Flexible Flyers full of their favorites and bid for silent auction items. A special "Orchid Table" was set up in memory of G.C.E.H. dedicated Member Diane Paton. RICHARD LEWIN

Alejandro Saralegui at the Garden Club of East Hampton's annual garden party and plant sale on the grounds of Mulford Farm in East Hampton on Friday evening. Plant lovers took home armloads and Flexible Flyers full of their favorites and bid for silent auction items. A special

Alejandro Saralegui at the Garden Club of East Hampton's annual garden party and plant sale on the grounds of Mulford Farm in East Hampton on Friday evening. Plant lovers took home armloads and Flexible Flyers full of their favorites and bid for silent auction items. A special "Orchid Table" was set up in memory of G.C.E.H. dedicated Member Diane Paton. RICHARD LEWIN

Allegra Kelly and Francie Murphy at the Garden Club of East Hampton's annual garden party and plant sale on the grounds of Mulford Farm in East Hampton on Friday evening. Plant lovers took home armloads and Flexible Flyers full of their favorites and bid for silent auction items. A special

Allegra Kelly and Francie Murphy at the Garden Club of East Hampton's annual garden party and plant sale on the grounds of Mulford Farm in East Hampton on Friday evening. Plant lovers took home armloads and Flexible Flyers full of their favorites and bid for silent auction items. A special "Orchid Table" was set up in memory of G.C.E.H. dedicated Member Diane Paton. RICHARD LEWIN

East Hampton Village Administrator Marcos Baladron; Village Deputy Mayor Chris Minardi; Village Trustee Sarah Amaden, Village Mayor Jerry Larsen; Village Trustee Sandra Melendez; Village Foundation Chairman and CEO Bradford Billet and, rear, Village Department of Public Works Superintendent David Collins cut the ribbon on the reconstructed tennis court in Herrick Park on Saturday to announce the completion of

East Hampton Village Administrator Marcos Baladron; Village Deputy Mayor Chris Minardi; Village Trustee Sarah Amaden, Village Mayor Jerry Larsen; Village Trustee Sandra Melendez; Village Foundation Chairman and CEO Bradford Billet and, rear, Village Department of Public Works Superintendent David Collins cut the ribbon on the reconstructed tennis court in Herrick Park on Saturday to announce the completion of "Phase 1A", the first phase of rehabilitation of the park. RICHARD LEWIN

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