Fireworks were the main event in more than one way as over 75 North Shore Synagogue clergy, congregants, family members, and friends spent a wonderful evening enjoying a baseball game under the lights at Bethpage Ballpark, the Long Island Ducks home field in Central Islip. Down quickly to the Maryland Blue Crabs by three runs, the Ducks fought their way back and won in dramatic fashion 6-5, with an explosive walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, bringing the roaring crowd
to its feet Our temple group which included many of our youngest children, thoroughly enjoyed field level seats, down the first base line, affording an up close and personal feel to the game and the players. Children particularly enjoyed the popcorn, ice cream and other treats available from the concessions. To add to the experience, North Shore Synagogue congregant volunteers were trained and staffed the concession stand, dispensing ballpark favorites like hot dogs, chicken fingers, French fries, pretzels, and drinks to the crowd.
Following the exciting finish to the baseball game, attendees enjoyed an excellent display of dazzling fireworks – the colors and patterns, which lit up the darkened sky, were amazing. The many congregants and their families wore broad smiles and thoroughly relished a great evening together. In between working the concession stand and taking photographs, Executive Director Jacquelynn Golub who organized the event said “bringing our families together in an informal setting helps build lasting relationships which is what we try to do every day at North Shore Synagogue. ”
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