Shabbat Shalom ~ February 28, 2015; 9 Adar 5775

106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, NY 11375     718 263 7000
   Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik  ~  Hazzan Henry R. Rosenblum

FHJC Annual Gala
Dinner Dance honoring
Past President Joe Fox. Saturday evening, March 7, 2015. Please plan to join us for this well deserved tribute and a fun evening. Contact the Center office to make your reservation before Monday, March 2.

Purim is coming soon! Megillah Reading is Wednesday evening March 4th! Drown out Haman's name with a box of kosher pasta, then leave it in our collection boxes for distribution by City Harvest to the hungry in our community.
 Special program for younger children (under 7 years old) will meet at 6:15pm in the Crystal Room for crafts, snacks and a Purim story, then parade in their costume in the Main Sanctuary at 7pm and sing Purim songs.  Our Mishloach Manot fundraiser is underway. Check your mailboxes for your Mishloach Manot postcard.

The 11th Annual and Best Ever FHJC Purim Carnival will take place on March 8, 11:30am -1:30pm in the FHJC Gym and will feature a Moon Bounce, Purim Crafts, a costume contest and fun for the whole family!!Cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs and more.

Volunteers needed - please email

The Nursery School Purim Masquerade Breakfast on March 1 at 10 am in the FHJC Ballroom Join us for fun entertainment, a silent auction, kids' costume parade and a delicious hot breakfast. $15/adult; $10/child.

Our Blood Drive will be on Sunday, March 15,  10 am - 2 pm. No appointment needed, just show up with a picture ID. Give the gift of life, give blood.

The 22nd Annual HaZamir Gala Concert will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center at 4 PM. The program will include performances by singers from all 26 HaZamir chapters in the US and Israel, the HaZamir Chamber Choir and the HaZamir Alumni Choir. Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer will be honored as this year's Zamir Choral Foundation Kinor David recipient. For Sponsorship and Journal ad information, as well as Ticket information, go to:
Men's Club Shabbat- Saturday, March 14
with guest speaker Jay Luger. Deli lunch with beer will be served.Adults $18, Children 3-12 $12, under 3 - free. 

Talking Together, A Program for Seniors Seniors are invited to join us on the 2nd Monday of each month from 1-2:30 PM in Hazzan Rosenblum’s office for a facilitated conversation about anything on your mind, lead by Rosa Roberts, LCSW. This
program is made possible with funding from UJA Federation of NY

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


Nagilah, 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
Jay Luger and Joshua Altman

are the Federation Of Jewish Men's Club

Man Of The Year and Youth Of The Year.

Federation of Jewish Men's Club Regional Dinner will take place on March 29th at the Crest Hollow Country Club at 4:00 PM Dinner cost is $95 per person. Fliers will be available shortly. Contact Hal Berkowitz

Adult Education at FHJC 

Hazzan Rosenblum class on The Less‐Well‐Known Trop:

Cantillation for the High Holidays and the Megillot- The chanting of the Haftarah & Torah sound familiar, but this class will focus on the special trops for High Holidays and the five megillot.

Please join whether you want to become skilled at chanting these trops or you just want to learn more about the musical sounds of our tradition. This class meets on Wednesdays after evening minyan.

Rabbi Skolnik's Thursday Morning Talmud Class
will meet again on Thursday, March 12, immediately following morning minyan. We look forward to seeing familiar faces return and new faces join the class.Adult Ed Committee Co-Chairs:Judy Gostl, Al Krieger and Pearl Buitron

Rabbi Salzberg class is on hiatus until February 24th. His weekly Torah classes look at the Torah portion with the help of a different commentator. No prior knowledge or attendance is required. We will meet Tuesdays at 2:30PM. Please join us.

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Schedule of Services

February 26,
7 AM; 7:30 PM
Friday, February 27,
AM; 5:25 PM
Candle lighting
5:26 PM  

February 28,
9 AM; 5:25 PM

March 1,
8:20 AM; 5:25 PM

March 2,
7 AM; 7:30 PM 

March 3,
7 AM, 7:30 PM

March 4,
Ta'anit Esther 
7 AM; 5:25 PM
Megillah in the Main Sanctuary at 7 PM 

March 5 
7AM; 7:30 PM 

Friday, March 6,
7AM; 5:35 PM

Candle lighting
5:34 PM

Shabbat morning teen service this Shabbat - February 28. Next one is on March 13 and will include dinner Plan to join us for this teen kabbalat shabbat and dinner. $15 per teen. RSVP to      and send a check to the Center office.

Play in the Gym

The gym is again available for children in grades 3-8, accompanied by a parent, between 1-3 pm. The children may not be dropped off unsupervised, but if you stay, the kids can play. It’s not warm in the gym either, so dress appropriately.
Lenny Picker will be there, and will be in charge in the event that something is needed.

FHJC Kids Kong
for children from birth to 6 years old, invites you to join us every Shabbat morning at 10:45 am in M4 for a special parent-led service that includes singing, dancing, story time and of course, a Torah parade! Following services, everyone is invited to join us for Kiddush. Children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or caregiver.

Thank you to the Sisterhood of FHJC
for sponsoring Kid's Congregation and Junior Congregation Kiddush.
Calling All Center Members 
If you have not yet supported the
Torah Fund campaign, please give today. Every donation, in any amount, counts! For more information about how you may participate, please speak with Miriam Chait, Anise Parnes or Shirley Rossman Zucker. 
Thank You For Supporting The Torah Fund Campaign!

Calling All Sisterhood Members 
Join Sisterhood members from across the Brooklyn Queens Long Island region, by enrolling in the
Helen Cytryn Torah Fund Education Day
taking place on Tuesday, March 10, at Temple Beth Torah, in Westbury. The day’s studies will include Rabbi Skolnik’s examination of the story of Judah and Tamar, and Bellmore Jewish Center’s Rabbi Dahlia Bernstein who will present 70 Shades of Torah. For more information, please contact Center member Anise Parnes. 

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 to
Questions? call Amy Manheim 917-742-3732 or Alyssa Pollack