Shabbat Shalom ~ December 15, 2018; 7 Tevet 5779

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

FHJC Men's Club Rock n Roll Nite, another great night of classic 
Rock n Roll. Saturday evening,
December 15, 8 pm. $20 ticket; 
buy 3 get the 4th for free, includes snacks and soft drinks. Bring your friends and BYOB. Visit for reservations and payment. Questions, email

Sisterhood and Adult Education
are sponsoring  a three-part series of mini-modules with Rabbi Skolnik called “On Death and Dying.
.We hope you will join Sisterhood and Adult Ed for the n
ext two installments:

 The Jewish FuneralMonday, December 17th from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm in the Little Synagogue 

The Laws of Mourning - Sunday, January 6th from 9:45 am to 11:15 am in the Heller Ballroom, following the Shivah Minyan breakfast.Please make your reservation by e-mail to:
Cinematek Forest Hills presents Seven Minutes in Heaven, an unforgettable Israeli film. "Part transcendental love story, part gritty psychological thriller, Seven Minutes in Heaven handles a difficult subject with imagination and emotional veracity." (Variety)  Saturday evening, December 22, 8 PM; $10 in the Estelle Feiner Crystal Room.

The Men
's Club invites  FHJC men
to join us on Sunday morning, December 16, at 9:30 AM in room M-3, for a discussion among men about keeping the family involved in Judaism after the the Bnai Mitzvah party is over, in a non Jewish world. You need not be a member of Men's Club to participate and, refreshments will be provided by the Men's Club. Contact Michael Seiden at or Carl Schrag at for additional information.

FHJC Neighborhood Mitzvah Day, Tuesday, December 25, Midday. This intergenrational volunteer program is aimed at families with school-aged children to participate in helping older members of our community by serving meals or joining in an art project. 2 locations: Central Queens Y (67-09 108th St) and Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior League (68-07 Burns St.) Space is limited - please register early. For details and to register visit  Questions? Contact Susie Spodek at

Family Havdalah NIght 
Join us on Saturday evening January 5th, at 5:30 pm as we say goodbye to Shabbat with a wonderfully fun musical Havdalah & games!
We will have all sorts of games with snacks for both children and adults, followed by pizza (~ 7:15 pm), and then not one, but two, movies with popcorn and ice cream! Have fun with the kids and choose either movie: "Small Foot" or "Mission Impossible Fall Out". Both start simultaneously at ~ 7:30 pm.
Everything is free! Sponsored by the FHJC Men’s Club. 
Please RSVP to

Moving Forward Together
at The Jewish Board 135 W 50th St, 6th  Fl Wednesdays,  12/19; 6 PM-7:30 PM
Moving Forward Together is a monthly support group for Jewish men and women, over 21, who have a mental health diagnosis and wish to form new and positive relationships and share common concerns.  Topics include: employment, housing, family and friends, lifestyle recreation and spiritual strength.Our mission – Renew Connection, Create Community, Move Forward with Education, Treatment and Recovery. Workshop facilitated by Heidi Mandel, PhD, LMSW. Pre-registration by calling or emailing Heidi at 212-632-4486 or
Please note:  Registration, Intake and Medical Approval Required

L’Dor va’Dor Society
Forest Hills Jewish Center is a part of your life ... Your commitment can live on through a legacy gift.
The mission of the L’Dor va’Dor Society is to raise awareness and educate the membership of FHJC on ways that both members and non-members can make bequests to the FHJC, whether through a person’s will, life insurance proceeds or other financial instruments.If you have  questions about making a bequest please contact one of us. We are planning to reach out to synagogue members and we hope we can count on you to join the L’Dor va’Dor Society soon.
L’Dor va’Dor Committee Co-Chairs, Shirley Rossman-Zucker and Jack Gostl
and Committee Members, Deborah Ball-Witlin, Candice Koerner, Pauline Raphael and Judy Zipkowitz































We record with sorrow the passing of longtime
Center member 
Sybil Mailman.
May her memory be a blessing.

We record with sorrow the passing of Center member Melita Lowenstein, 
beloved mother of 
Center member 
Lanny Lowenstein
May her memory be a blessing

Schedule of Services

Thursday, December 13
7:30 PM

Friday, December 14
7 AM; 4:10 PM
Candles 4:11 PM 

Saturday, December 15
9 AM; 4:10 PM

Sunday, December 16
8:20 AM; 4:10 PM

Monday, December 17
7 AM; 7:30 PM

Tuesday, December 18
Asarah b'Tevet
7 AM; 7:30 PM

Wednesday - Thursday, December 19-20
7 AM; 7:30 PM

Friday, December 21
7 AM,4:15 PM
Candle lighting 4:13 PM

Kids Kong 10:30 AM with Morah Riki
Enjoy an informal and fun Shabbat morning experience filled with singing, dancing, praying and storytelling. Bring your family to celebrate and meet new friends
or children 
2-6 years, with a parent, a
t 10:45 AM in M4.  
Join us every week and invite your friends to join us too.

Jr. Congregation is held at
10:15 AM in little Synagogue. All 2-7 graders are invited to enjoy this age appropriate and engaging service. 

Play in the gym this Shabbat afternoon!!
3 -5 PM.
For Children in 3rd grade and under, with a parent.
December 15
January 12, 26
February 9, 16
March 9

The Hebrew 
Literature Group's upcoming meetings will be:  
12/22/18, 1/19/19, 2/16/19, 3/9/19, 4/13/19, 5/18/19, 6/22/19 
in Hazzan Rosenblum's office.  In one of the early 2019 months we will hopefully have a session starting after Shabbat - a melaveh malkah - in which we will marry text to recorded song. In all sessions, selections come with English translation and discussion is in English. 

Upcoming Youth Events
For 8th-12th grade 

December 16
FHJC Teen Post-Chanukah Party 6-7:30 PM

For 5-7th grade
Kadima meets on scheduled Thursdays from 6-7:30 PM

December 13 
Post-Chanukah Party

Each year METNY is able to reach over 1,000 teens through the various programs and opportunities USY offers. Learn more about METNY at

Shop for our shul at
Ohr-Li Judaica ~ 
We have a beautiful inventory of Judaic gifts for your home or for gifts, as well as talitot and jewelry.
50% off Passover items, everything else is 25% off. Contact Zhanna with any questions ; 718 263 7000 x200 or

For all your online shopping, please go to first and where it 
asks “Whom do you support?” enter “Forest Hills Jewish Center,” then proceed to do your shopping. That’s all it takes, and we’ll earn a percentage from all your purchases

    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

For more than 65 years, USY has run summer trips in North America, 
Eastern Europe and Israel, transforming the lives of thousands of 
teenagers in the Conservative Movement. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Michelle Rich, 
Director of Teen Travel and Programs by email at or by phone at 212-533-7800 ext 136.
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
120 Broadway, 
Suite 1540
New York, NY 10271


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