November 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 25 Franklin Lakes Scribe Republican Club hosts meeting Franklin Lakes Republican Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Bender Court Fire Department Headquarters. All are invited. The club meets monthly September through May on the second Tuesday at 8 p.m. For more information go to Analyst to speak Barnert Temple’s Israel Action Committee will present an evening with noted Middle Eastern analyst and lecturer Avi Melamed on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Melamed’s presentation is “Hamas. Hezbollah. Gaza. Iran. Syria. What are Israel’s real options?” He will provide insight into Israel’s complex geopolitical environment. Melamed is a highly sought-after lecturer and expert in Israeli intelligence, counterterrorism, and Arab, and Middle Eastern affairs. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer period and an opportunity to meet Melamed. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free of charge. Barnert Temple is located at 747 Route 208 South, Franklin Lakes. Call (201) 848-1800. Opera selections to be performed Allegro Singers will present Ruth Cunningham & Friends performing arias and duets from a variety of famous operas at the Franklin Lakes Public Library on Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. All are invited to this free concert. Call (201) 891-2224 for more information. Holiday Boutique planned The Barnert Temple Sisterhood will present its annual Holiday Boutique on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The boutique, which is open to the public, will be held at the temple, 747 Route 208 South, Franklin Lakes. Admission is free. Over 50 vendors will present merchandise, including jewelry, stationery, toys, handbags, hostess gifts, personalized gifts, baby clothes and gifts, toys, and tie-dyed items. The Barnert Temple Youth Group will offer babysitting from noon to 3 p.m. and will be running the Grilled Cheese & Soup if You Please Café. Visa and MasterCard will be accepted, and there is plenty of free parking. Call (201) 848-1800. Freewrite Club forming at library Young writers are invited to meet at the Franklin Lakes Library on Tuesdays, Nov. 10 through Dec. 15 between 4 and 5:30 p.m. The Just-for-Fun Freewrite Club is a sixweek writers group for students in grades seven and up. Writers are invited to explore, question, and work things out for themselves through words and sharing. Sign-up by e-mailing kate_thelibrarian@yahoo. com, call the library at (201) 891-2224, or register online through the library’s event calendar at Get organized for the holidays On Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., Bernadette and Susan of Attention 2 Detail will offer a seminar, “Get Organized for the Holidays,” at the Franklin Lakes Library. Learn to use a timeline of activities to ensure a successful, stress-free holiday season. The program will conclude with a free bow-making demonstration. All are welcome. The library is located on DeKorte Drive. Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism discussed “The Phenonema of Holocaust Denial and the New Antisemitism” will discussed at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Ephaim Kaye, director of international seminars at the International School for Holocaust Studies at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Israel, will lead the program. Kaye has taught about the Holocaust for nearly three decades in Israeli high schools and colleges. In 1993, he was appointed director of international seminars, and has since led over 200 international seminars with participants from over 25 countries. He has organized four international conferences on the topic, and has led more than 17 trips to Poland for high school students, graduates of Yad Vashem seminars, and Israel Defense Force officers. Kaye holds a first and second degree in modern Jewish history and the history of the Holocaust from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is a published author of numerous articles and books on the subject and has been a guest speaker at Holocaust centers throughout the world. This program is being sponsored by the Barnert Temple Sisterhood and is open to the public. Donations are welcome. For more information, call (201) 848-1800. The temple is located at 747 Route 208 South in Franklin Lakes. Talents & Treasures Fundraiser underway The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes will hold its annual Talents and Treasures Fundraiser through Nov. 30. Offerings include vacation spots, restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, luggage, linens, artwork, and collectibles. Items are on view Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and following the 10 a.m. worship on Sunday. The church is located at 730 Frank- lin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes. The list of all items and services will be available on the church website, For further information, call the church office at (201) 891-0511. The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes is located on 730 Franklin Lake Road in Franklin Lakes. ESL classes, Bible study available Free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes and ESL Bible study classes are available to the public at The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes, 730 Franklin Lake Road. Classes may be set up privately or in groups at the convenience of the student(s) and teacher. ESL Bible study class is held each week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Anyone wishing to schedule lessons should call the church office at (201) 891-0511 or contact the church at Letters to the Editor (continued from page 18) fail to write about the escrow funds held by the town until required covenants are met. Rooney and DePhillips are pro-Wyckoff and make certain developers are held to the law. I, like many taxpayers, moved to Wyckoff to enjoy the community with low taxes and fine citizens. I endorse Rooney and DePhillips for Wyckoff Township Committee as they are truthful, take the high road, and have integrity. David N. Connolly Wyckoff past five years, so we understand the current issues and know that Chris and Kevin have the vision and leadership abilities to balance making positive differences on behalf of our residents while protecting our interests at the same time. Their combined experiences of working on our zoning board and with the Wyckoff Education Foundation, along with their involvement with local government, youth athletics, religious organizations and our school system also reflect their significant level of commitment and passion for representing our town. Their records speak for themselves, so now it is time to allow these two good men to use their abilities to do what is right for Wyckoff. They have strong family values, and we would entrust our children to them without reservation, as we have done so on many occasions, including on the athletic fields of Wyckoff. I am confident that they will undertake the serious responsibilities of preserving open space and fostering responsible development along with ensuring ethical and responsible budget accountability, including promoting efficient and necessary educational resources. Let’s make the right choice on Nov.3. Chris Della Pietra Wyckoff Dear Editor: Chris DePhillips and Kevin Rooney are the best candidates for Wyckoff Township Committee, and we should elect them to lead our town. I have known Chris and Kevin for more than 10 years, both personally and professionally, and their integrity, judgment and work ethic make them best suited to represent our town and to address and handle the various issues that we currently face. My wife was born and raised in Wyckoff, and we have been living back in town for the Endorses DePhillips and Rooney Library parking (continued from page 9) Councilwoman Paulette Ramsey introduced the ordinance and explained that the parking restriction had first been requested in 2005 and library users have increased 20 percent since that time. Ramsey said she believes the ordinance should be adopted for safety reasons. Mayor Maura DeNicola also advised that, at a recent meeting with representatives of the police department and the library, everyone agreed that restricting the parking lot to library patrons during regular library hours was the most effective means of eliminating the parking problem. She pointed out that there are almost 7,000 library card holders in the borough, which has a population of just under 11,000 and she said “that is highly significant.” 30 minutes of your time can save a life. It’s About Life! 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Investigating Wyckoff Police officers were Lieutenant David Murphy, Detective Sergeant Joseph Soto, Sergeant Michael Ragucci, Patrolman Thomas Tully, Patrolman. Brenda Groslinger, and Patrolman Ryan Tenney. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Detective Sergeant Soto at (201) 891-2121.