Shabbat Shalom ~ March 25, 2017 ~ 27 Adar 5777

106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, NY 11375     718 263 7000
   Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik  ~  Hazzan Henry R. Rosenblum
FHJC celebrates 87 years of Sisterhood on 
Women's League/Sisterhood Shabbat this Shabbat, 
March 25. Join us for Shabbat services during which Sisterhood will be honored for its years of service and dedication to FHJC. After the Shabbat luncheon there will be an exploration of recent history as we reveal the portrait of a little known "Eishet Chayil", a woman of valor. Adults - $36; children -$20; babies and toddlers free. Advance reservations required-
Join us on Friday evening, March 31, 5:45 as we welcome Shabbat with an
Instrumental Kabbalat Shabbat Everyone is encouraged to participate with our band at this vibrant Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service.  Tambourines and shakers will be provided. (Instruments will be put away before we sing Mizmor Shir, the prayer welcoming Shabbat.) For Information Please Contact: Deborah Ball Witlin at  Felicia Leeman at

The Men's Club will be packing Yellow Candles on Monday, March 27. We will start at 7:00 PM, then break for minyan and then finish packing after minyan. While anyone who would like to help us pack is welcomed to drop by, I (David Snyder, would appreciate it if you let me know if you are planning to attend as we may have pizza afterward. 
David Snyder

FHJC United Parents invites you to 
Youth Shabbat Family Luncheon,
 on Saturday, April 1, immediately after services. Our delicious menu will include schnitzel, pasta, salad, challah rolls and dessert (gluten free option available with advanced request). To reserve you place, please RSVP by Wednesday, March 29 to, call 718 263 7000 x 200, or stop in to the office.

Pre- Pesach Dinner
Your kitchen will have been cleaned for Pesach, so join us on Friday, April 8, for our Pre-Pesach Spaghetti & Meatballs dinner. Adults $32, kids aged 3 - 12 $20, Toddlers free but please reserve a seat.There will be vegetarian  and GF options by advance request. All reservation must be made by Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00 AM.

Second Passover Seder at FHJC on Tuesday, April 11
Join your fellow Center members for a warm, family-friendly Second Passover Seder led by 
Rabbi Skolnik & 
Hazzan Rosenblum 
We always have a delicious buffet, including a special children’s menu. Bring your own Kosher wine - we’ll provide the grape juice! Ma’ariv at 7:45 PM, Seder begins promptly at 8 PM 
Members of FHJC, RPJC, and their Guests: 
Adults $60, Children (4-12) $30 
Non-Members: Adults $75, Children (4-12) $35 
RSVP by Tuesday, April 4  
Event chair: Carrie Leifer (718) 520-8311

Sisterhood’s Chesed Project on behalf of 
Transition House
Sisterhood is again asking the entire congregation to join us in making donations to support Transition House, a JBFCS-sponsored shelter for victims of domestic violence, including mothers with their children. These families fled their homes with very little.Please bring new or lightly used goods in the following categories: household goods, especially kitchen items “Dress for Success” attire, baby supplies (diapers, wipes, sippy cups, bibs, baby bottles, pacifiers)toiletries (Including lotion, soap, and toothpaste) pads & tamponssummer clothesbathing suitsbeach towelspaint with water coloring booksshopping carts.Current residents consist of 24 families with women heads of households, ages 23-35 (and one in her 50’s). The children in these families range from newborn to teenagers with 14 boys and 23 girls. Specific ages are available on request.No donations can be accepted after April 2Additional drives will be scheduled later in the year. 

Think SPRING!!! 
Sign up for ultra-fresh, local, organic produce. Support local farmers and eat healthy!! Forest Hills Tuv Ha’Aretz is a community supported agriculture (CSA) program offering the opportunity to purchase an entire season’s worth of organic produce at competitive prices while supporting local farmers and building community. Pre-pay to receive 24 weeks of produce from Golden Earthworm Organic Farm.  Pick-up Tuesdays, June 6 to Nov. 21 from 5-8 PM at FHJC. Fun programs like cooking classes and a trip to the farm are offered during the season as well. Visit our website for more information or email us 
Space is limited - we have sold out in the past – SIGN UP NOW! 

Sisterhood Presents 
Walking, Posture, and Balance 
with Gerald Padilla, PT, DPT, CPT 
on Tuesdays at 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM  In the Heller Family Ballroom at FHJC. Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 people. 1 class: $23;  5 class package: $100. This will be an ongoing class except for holidays and vacations. Do you walk easily on all surfaces? How is your balance? 
 Please sign up at

 Adult Education at FHJC
Rabbi Skolnik’s Thursday morning Talmud class, immediately after morning minyan (around 7:40 AM) in the Rabbi's study.  Come at 7 AM to join the minyan and get the seat of your choice for the Rabbi's class. All are welcome - no reservations needed.

Hazzan Rosenblum's class "The Essential Torah Reader" continues on Wednesday nights at 7:45 PM after evening minyan.

Rabbi Simeon's class - Tuesdays at 2:30 - 3:30 PM.

Be part of Sisterhood for friendship, education, fun and great book discussions. Make your check for $36 payable to The Forest Hills Jewish Center and write 'Sisterhood Dues' on the memo line.


Turn  shopping trips into cash for our school. Look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios® and Kleenex® then clip and drop them off in the FHJC Office. Each one is worth 10¢ for our schools. For a complete list of products, go Questions? call  Alyssa Pollack































Join us this Shabbat for Sisterhood Shabbat and next week for Youth Shabbat!

Schedule of Services

Thursday, March 23,
7:30 PM
Friday, March 24
7 AM; 6:30 PM 
Candle lighting 6:54 PM

Saturday, March 25
9 AM, 6:55 PM

Sunday, March 26,
8:20 AM 6:55 PM

Monday, March 27 
7 AM; 7:30 PM

Tuesday, March 28,
Rosh Chodesh Nisan
6:45 AM; 7:30 PM

Wednesday, Thursday,
March 29,30
7 AM; 7:30 PM

Friday, March 31
7 AM; 6:30 PM 
Candle lighting 7:02 PM

Kids Kongregation with Morah Riki for children ages 6 and under this Shabbat. 10:45 AM in M4.

Shmot Crush Saga continues. 1st through 6th graders join us at 10:15 AM  in the Little Synagogue. 

The gym is  open for play this Shabbat.

Literature Group
  All selections in Hebrew with English translation. HLG meets once a month on Shabbat after services, starting about 12:30 for one hour in Hazzan Rosenblum's office. Texts in Hebrew with English translation are read and discussed, over coffee/tea and pastry. Upcoming meetings will be on   4/22/17, 5/13/17, and 6/10/17. Come join us!

Men's Club Notice

 FHJC Men's Club
meets monthly. We're always happy
 to see new members with new ideas. Join us on the 3rd or 13th of each month. Dues are $40. For more information contact Warren Wankoff at

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If you love to sing... Then we'd love to hear from you! 

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the FHJC Choral group, is now in its TENTH year! We sing a variety of Hebrew, Israeli and Jewish music. We meet on Sunday mornings after minyan and perform at a number of events during the year. 
For more information, contact: Heidi Nelson Rolnick at