Cutchogue-New Suffolk: Holocaust survivor teaches tolerance

National Bullying Prevention Month unites communities nationwide to raise awareness. According to a study by the National Center for Education statistics, just under a third of students ages 12-18 reported being bullied in school, predominantly in the form of “being made fun of” and “being the subject of rumors.” To help address this issue, the town’s Youth Bureau sponsored anti-bias training in the Mattituck-Cutchogue, Southold and Greenport school districts. Last week, 70 high school students, faculty and town representatives gathered in the Mattituck High School library to learn how to become an “up stander” — a good person who does something. Holocaust survivor Werner Reich shared his experience, using the Holocaust to illustrate for students about what happens when “good people do nothing” and emphasize that we need to remember that in the United States, we all come from immigrant families. Moving forward the participants will share what they learned with their school communities.
Annie Stype trained for three months before running in the 13.1 Atlanta, finishing in 1:53:23. She placed 626th out of 2,887 runners and 28th in the woman’s 20-24 division. Annie shared that she wasn’t the only MHS graduate on the run this month. Laura Young also ran a marathon this past weekend that Annie said was “a much bigger deal.” Way to go, girls!
It was a proud-parent moment for Nora Libretto. With pride and joy she attended a ceremony in North Carolina at which she had the pleasure of watching her son, Mike, be promoted to major! Congratulations and G-d bless.
What’s cooking? Brigitte Gibbons, on behalf of the New Suffolk School Enrichment Fund, is happy to announce that the “New Suffolk Little Red School House Cook Book” will arrive Dec. 1. With over 300 recipes from New Suffolk residents and local restaurants, it has something for everyone. Orders are now being taken at $16 per copy. It will make a great holiday gift! Place you order with Brigitte at [email protected] or 298-9676.
‘Empire Rising’ by Thomas Kelly will be the subject of this month’s book discussion at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library on Monday, Oct. 18, 10-11 a.m. All are welcome. You can stop by and register for these programs also: “So You Want to be a Ghost Hunter,” Friday, Oct. 15, 6:30p.m.; “Senior Housing Options; Living Independently,” Monday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m.; “Tracing Your Roots: An introduction on how to begin tracing your family history,” Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m.; and the AARP Driver Safety program, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21-22, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $12 for AARP members; $14 for others. For teens, there’s “Beat the Clock,” a fun program of games on Friday, Oct. 15, 5-6:30 p.m.
North Fork Reform Synagogue invites you to a “Let’s Get Acquainted” wine and cheese party on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. at a member’s home. Come and learn about this small but warm congregation and its members. For more information, contact Kay at 722-5712.
Have a good week!