Shabbat Shalom ~ August 29, 2015; 14 Elul 5755

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

Do a Good Deed
before the New Year
High Holiday Meal Match 5776

 Welcome the New Year by welcoming others into your home. If you would like to invite an FHJC member who might otherwise spend the holiday alone to your holiday table , please contact Lenny Picker at and let him know which of the following dates you are choosing: Sunday evening, 9/13; Monday lunch 9/14, Monday evening 9/14, Tuesday lunch, 9/15, Tuesday prefast 9/22,  Wednesday night (break-fast), 9/23. And, if you are interested in having a place to share a holiday meal, contact Lenny at the above email address to let him know. 

High Holiday Reservations
Please call the office as soon as possible to make your reservations. Don't forget to make reservations for Young Kids Yom Yov and Jr Cong too!  Call the Center office for help with all of these.

We will gather at 8:30 pm on Saturday night, September 5th for a text study on Teshuva, repentence, led by Rabbi Skolnik and then join for Selichot services at 10 pm.

Susan Rosenbaum and Lynn Lancaster, together with United Parents, invite FHJC families to join us at a
Back to School Picnic
on September 20, 2015, 4pm - 6pm at Cunningham Park (Union Tpke at 193rd St.). You bring dinner, we'll bring snacks, beverages, and dessert! RSVP to Alison Ederer at by September 16.
Join us for Tashlikh, Sept 14
Please join your Forest Hills family and friends in the Rosh
Hashanah tradition of Tashlikh, led by Hazzan Rosenblum and Rabbi Skolnik in the late afternoon after services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 14th. Tashlikh takes us outdoors into the realm of nature as we take part in the symbolic ritual of casting off our regrets from the previous year and looking forward to the New Year. Tashlikh takes place by a body of water where we throw away breadcrumbs to symbolize our sins; we will meet at Flushing Meadows Park, right off Jewel Avenue. This is a wonderful event for all ages but especially for families.

Order Your Lulav and Etrog
Your celebration of Sukkot cannot be complete without a Lulav and Etrog. To help our members participate in this won-derful tradition, we are once again taking orders. Deluxe set $48/Standard set $36. Place your order by September 18, 2015. We can also order sukkot and schach mats. Please contact Deborah Gregor at for more information or to place your order.

Announcing ing the 2015-2016 Season of

HaZamir Manhattan

Sing the Finest Jewish Choral Music

Meet Other Jewish Teens from Across the United States and Israel

Be Part of an International Movement

8-12th Grade Musical Jewish Teens Are Welcome to Audition! Sundays 1:30 - 3:30 PM. First Rehearsal & Auditions: September 20

The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive ∙ New York, NY

Conducted by Scott Stein

HaZamir Festival: March 31-April 3, 2016

Gala Concert: Carnegie Hall, Sunday, April 3
For More Information Contact:

(917) 409-7639

or Lisa Lazerson (

Hazzan Henry Rosenblum would like to invite members of FHJC to join him and Susan on the

Cantors' Assembly Mission to Spain
next summer, July 3-14, 2016. The group will travel to Barcelona, Madrid and Seville, participating in concerts and ceremonies, hearing from scholars and lecturers, meeting with Jewish community leaders, and immersing into Spanish communities today, exploring history and Sephardic music heritage. Please be in touch with Hazzan soon so he will know of your interest and can answer questions. To read more about the trip, visit

Start the New Year by Joining Men's Club

As the New Year approaches, the FHJC Men's Club would like the men of the congregation to start 5776 by joining our organization. Annual dues are $36.
Monthly meetings held at Carlos and Gabby's on Main St. Come join us at 8PM on Thursday, September 3, for a relaxing evening with the guys. Learn about upcoming events and our plans for the coming year. You pay for your meal, and we bring the drinks.
Please contact Bob Koenigsberg at

RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessary.

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





























Please join us for summer Shabbat services in the Heller Ballroom.  Access to FHJC will be through the 69th Rd doors only.

Schedule of Services

Thursday, Aug. 27,
7 AM; 7:30 PM
Friday, August 28, 
 7 AM; 6:30 PM
Candles 7:16 PM

Saturday, August 29, 
9 AM; 7:15 PM

Sunday, August 30,
8:20 AM; 7:15 PM

Monday, August 31—Thursday, September 3,
AM; 7:30 PM

Friday, September 4, 
7 AM; 6:30 PM 
Candle lighting 7:05 PM


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.
Join the kids kong listserv by emailing


Junior Congregation
for children in grades 1-6 will be meeting throughout the summer in the
Little Synagogue at 10:30 AM.
Please join us.

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!

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


Don't forget to renew your MERCAZ membership for the current fiscal year. If you've never been a MERCAZ member, there's no time like the present to start to help in the ongoing struggle for religious pluralism in Israel.

To learn more and/or to join (rejoin):