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The Singular Experience

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006


         After Work Schmooze, ages 20′s and 30′s. Makor – Steinhardt Building, 35 W. 67th St., Manhattan. 7 p.m. 212-601-1000. www.makor.org


         Central Park Night Ice Skating, Wollman Skating Rink. 7 p.m. Sponsored by Makor – Steinhardt Building, 35 W. 67th St., Manhattan. 212-601-1000. www.makor.org


         Chanukah Singles Event. 8 p.m. Location disclosed upon registration. NO CHARGE. Small groups of men and women (10 men and 10 women) will come together at a designated home each night of Chanukah. Event is ONLY for Shabbos- and kosher-observant individuals. Registration is required, so as to be able to match people with some similar backgrounds. Light refreshments will be served. 718-375-9593.


         Chanukah celebration. Speed dating for ages 30-60. Chabad Lubavitch of Sheepshead Bay, 1315 Ave. Y, Brooklyn. 917-742-8445. $18.


         Chanukah Party at Kings Bay Y, 3495 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn. 11:30 a.m. 718-648-7703 x 230.


         Midrash Ora V’Simcha Gala Chanukah Party. 3110 Kings Highway (E. 31st St at Nostrand Ave.), Brooklyn. 2:30-5 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Joel Mordechai Arbiser, M.D. RSVP: 718-951-0500.


         Coffee, Cake and Conversation singles group will host a Chanukah get-together from 2:30-5 p.m. at 1467 East 31 Street (corner Kings Highway), Brooklyn. Attendance is free. Music and light food will be offered. Call 718-375-1049, 212-928-5091 or 718-853-2796.


         Sophisticated Singles, ages 35-55. Roundtable Rap. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133. www.friedbergjcc.org  


         Social, ages 55+. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133. www.friedbergjcc.org 


         Sushi and Latkes: Japanese Chanukah Singles Party, ages 30-49. 7:30 p.m. JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly, N.J. 201-569-7900.


         Shabbos Chanukah Weekend, sponsored by “Flakey” Jake. Somerset Marriot in N.J. 718-436-0682.


         After Work Schmooze, ages 20′s and 30′s. Makor – Steinhardt Building, 35 W. 67th St., Manhattan. 7 p.m. 212-601-1000. www.makor.org 


         Chanukah Rock ‘n’ Bowl. 8:30 p.m. at Bowler City in Hackensack (85 Midtown Bridge Approach), N.J. Sponsored by the JCC on the Palisades. 201-569-7900.


         Shabbat Chanukah Luncheon at the Young Israel of Flatbush, 1012 Ave. I., Brooklyn. Please join us for tefillot in the main synagogue, to be followed by kiddush and a catered, singles only luncheon. 8:45 a.m. Payable to the Young Israel of Flatbush and mail to: Joel Roth, 1119 Ocean Parkway, Apt. 4-F, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11230. Donna: 718-633-8835; Joel: 718-377-4127; Sheldon: 718-434-4623; Suri: 718-338-1347; Marty: 718-951-2560. E-mail: Shelsurfer@aol.com 


         Sophisticated Singles, ages 35-55. Roundtable Rap. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133. www.friedbergjcc.org 


         Social, ages 55+. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133.  www.friedbergjcc.org 


         Chinese Lunch at noon. Rabbi Fingerer will discuss his new book, Adults Only, a provocative and engaging book on topics ranging from human sexuality to solving global war on terror. JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly, N.J. 201-569-7900 ext. 435.


         After Work Schmooze, ages 20′s and 30′s. Makor – Steinhardt Building, 35 W. 67th St., Manhattan. 7 p.m. 212-601-1000. www.makor.org 


         EndTheMadness will be hosting a private dinner at a Manhattan restaurant with Dr. Michael Salamon, author of Every Pot Has Its Cover. Open to a select group of 24 singles (12 men and 12 women), ages 35 and under. 6:30 p.m. www.endthemadness.org 

The Treif Bribe

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

(This story is true. All names have been changed to protect the people’s privacy.)

It was in the late 1980s. Retired FBI agent Tim McCarthy, Inspector General for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, took the call in his office from Kevin Green, the head of the FBI-NYPD Inter-Agency Task Force investigating official corruption in New York State and City government.

“Tim, can you come down to the city ASAP?” Special Agent Green asked. “It’s something I can’t discuss on the phone.”

“Sure,” replied Tim. “I’ll see you tomorrow at the FBI office a half-hour after the train comes in from Albany.”

The next morning McCarthy and Green met in Green’s office in Manhattan.

“NYPD arrested Jose Rodriguez, a lowlife who was getting phony licenses and registrations in Brooklyn,” Green told McCarthy. “Rodriguez wants to cop a plea with no jail time. He told the cops that he could give them a ‘big guy’ at DMV, so they brought him to us.”

“Who’s he selling out?” asked McCarthy.

“Someone really big – the top civil servant in DMV in the City, the Director of Downstate Field Operations, a guy named Sam Goldberg, who he says is on the take.”

Green proceeded to tell McCarthy the whole story.

“Rodriguez runs an unlicensed private service bureau. For a fee, he brings people’s applications to DMV offices and waits in the lines. But he also deals in phony registrations for stolen or salvage cars and licenses for people who can’t get them legitimately. He collects a thousand dollars for each phony registration or license he gets. He has clerks in Brooklyn who take his paper – the fake birth certificates, phony passports, forged bills of sale, etc. – and issue good documents. They get about a hundred for each registration or license. To make sure he has no problems, he got hold of Goldberg and pays him off to look the other way and not investigate any of the ”ad paper’ he passes off on the clerks.”

“We’ve decided we’re going to pick up Goldberg and sweat him. Rodriguez gave us a lot of details and it sounds good,” Green said to McCarthy. “We want you there because you know Goldberg and can help us put pressure on him to make admissions.”

“Yes, I know Goldberg – very well, and that’s why I don’t believe this bull – story about him. He’s a religious man. He really believes that stuff in the Bible about honesty. He would never take a bribe,” McCarthy insisted.

“Well, Rodriguez told us exactly how he passes the money to Goldberg. With so many details, we have to believe him. He says he calls Goldberg around noon from the pay phones in the lobby of 80 Centre Street, where Goldberg’s office is. He gets Goldberg on the phone, using an alias they previously agreed on, doesn’t say anything, and hangs up. That’s the signal for Goldberg to come down. Rodriguez buys a hot dog from the corner hot dog stand, slips five folded 100-dollar bills between the hot dog and the napkin. Goldberg comes out of the building, goes to the hot dog stand, and Rodriguez unobtrusively gives him the hot dog with the money. Goldberg starts eating the hot dog and walks back into the building and goes to his office.”

At this, McCarthy started to laugh out loud. “You don’t know Sam Goldberg at all,” he said. “He’s 100% kosher – both figuratively and literally. He’s so honest he would never take a bribe nor would he even touch a hot dog from that hot dog stand. They’re not kosher. He doesn’t even eat just any kosher – it has to be glatt kosher. When he comes to Albany, he brings all his food with him. When we meet here in the city, all of us in DMV know this so we let him pick the restaurant for lunch.”

“You won’t sweat Sam Goldberg on this kind of bull—-. Not while I’m around,” McCarthy said.

“Pull Rodriguez in,” McCarthy insisted, tell him to make a payoff to Goldberg with marked money. You offer him complete immunity if Goldberg takes the money as Rodriguez says he does. I personally guarantee it won’t happen.”

After a lot of urging by McCarthy, Green finally agreed to the sting operation. Needless to say, Rodriguez couldn’t deliver. There was no way he could arrange for Sam Goldberg – who he hated because Goldberg actually had barred him from the Brooklyn DMV office for his illegal activities – to meet him and accept anything from him.

Years later, at my retirement party, Tim McCarthy told me this story. I had been at the press conference at which Rodriguez’s arrest was announced. Sam Goldberg was singled out for his cooperation with the investigation. Jose Rodriguez got no immunity – he pleaded guilty and went to jail as did a number of DMV clerks and others involved in the scam.

Critical World Zionist Congress Elections

Friday, December 14th, 2001

The June 2002 election for the 34th World Zionist Congress looms as one of the more important items on Orthodoxy's communal agenda. The World Zionist Congress determines the policies and budgetary allocations of the Jewish Agency in Israel, the central agency which administers the bulk of the funds raised by the UJA-federation system worldwide. This affects allocations to educational and social institutions in Israel, the United States and around the world, as well as the religious and social orientation of Jewish Agency social service programs. In recent years, there has been an erosion of Orthodox representation in the Congress in favor of Reform and Conservative with a consequent increase in support for non-Orthodox institutions and programs and a sea change in philosophy on issues that are fundamental to the Torah character of the Jewish state.

In the coming weeks, we will share with our readers information about the voter registration process and the Orthodox slates. Remember, the registration deadline is December 14, 2001!

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/editorial/critical-world-zionist-congress-elections/2001/12/14/

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