Shabbat Shalom ~ April 27, 2017 ~ 3 Iyar 5777

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

Zachor - Remember
Sunday, April 30, at 9:30 AM
A joint project of the Minyan Club and Men's Club presents
Guest Speaker Seymour Kaplan
Please join the Minyan and Mens Club in honoring Seymour Kaplan, a liberator of the Dachau concentration camp. Not yet graduated from high school, Mr. Kaplan, now 93, enlisted in the army and became a machine gunner. When it was discovered that he was fluent in Yiddish, he was transferred to a division that liberated concentration camps, where he served as a translator. Discouraged by family and friends from speaking of the horrors he witnessed, Mr. Kaplan blocked his war time memories. It was only after an emotional reunion with fellow soldiers that those traumatic memories came flooding back. Mr. Kaplan, aware of the significance of his first hand knowledge, has spent the last two decades sharing his experiences and educating others about the Shoah.You don't want to miss the incredible story of this young Brooklyn serviceman, the liberation of the Dachau concentration, and how it shaped his life. 17 and over only. RSVP: or call 718 357-1028  There is no fee for this event.

On Monday evening, May 1 at 7:30 PM, we’ll be celebrating the best of classic Israeli music and enjoying an Israeli café menu at our annual Yom Ha’atzmaut Zimriyah, sponsored by the Avidor family in loving memory of Arie Avidor.
 Please join us.

Put some sparkle in your life! Join Sisterhood for a docent-led tour of 

Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story 

Museum of Arts and Design,
2 Columbus Circle. 

Sunday, April 30,
Meet at 12:45 PM in the Museum Lobby

RSVP to Advance reservation required. Space is limited. $15 Cash or checks only – no credit cards or Paypal. Please make your check payable to FHJC, with Judith Leiber on the memo line.

Join us once again as we welcome Shabbat together at our
Instrumental Kabbalat Shabbat
on Friday, May 12 at 6:30 PM.
Everyone is encouraged to participate with our band at this vibrant Kabbalat Shabbat Service. Tambourines and shakers will be provided (instruments will be put away before we sing Mizmor Shir, the prayer welcoming Shabbat.) Please contact Deborah Ball Witlin or Felicia Leeman for more information.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center's Scholar-in-Residence Program, made possible through the generous support of the Sevin family, in loving memory of Malvin Peace Sevin, will take place on May 19‐20.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Stephen Berk, Henry & Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies, Union College. Please join us for Shabbat dinner on Friday, May 19, followed by Dr. Berk’s first lecture The European Experience and Proto-Zionist Thought.” Dr. Berk will deliver the d’rasha during Shabbat morning services which will be followed by a cholent Kiddush, and after lunch he will speak on Zionism’s Triumphs and Challenges in the 21st Century.” Kiddush lunch is generously sponsored by: Judith and Matthew Beizer, Hilda and Ivan Chusid, Judy and Jack Gostl, Rae and Gary Kerzner, Temma and Al Kingsley, Candy and Carl Koerner,  Roberta and Allen Krieger,  Valerie and Jack Leibler, Sarah and Stephen Markowitz, Anita and Maurice Miller, Rosalind Okun, Gail Port, Pauline and Mark Raphael, Irene and Ronald Sternberg, Jill and Meir Toshav,  
Shirley Rossman Zucker and David Zucker.

on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 immediately following evening minyan. 
A Tribute to the Outgoing President, Officers and Trustees 
Election and Installation of New President, Officers and Trustees 
The President’s Annual Report for the Preceding Year 
New Building Progress Report 

Candidates for Office Nominated by the Nominating Committee and Recommended by the Board of Trustees: 
Ilana Altman – President;
Richard Chase, Helaine Fox, 
Felicia Miller Leeman, Pauline Raphael-
Vice Presidents 
Bill Regen – Treasurer; Randi Zwick Marks - Secretary 

Candidates for the Board of Trustees: 
Ilana Altman, Richard Chase, Robyn Cimbol, Joe Fox (2 Years),
Mitchell Frank, Jack Gostl, Temma Kingsley, Candice Koerner, Jack Leibler, Valerie Leibler, Carrie Leifer, Romi Narov, Bill Regen, Heidi Rolnick,
Suzanne Vick, Andrew Witlin 
Additional candidates may be placed in nomination by petition signed by ten (10) members. Such petition must be filed with the Secretary of the Center at least six (6) days prior to the date of election, and only members in good standing may be nominated. 
Refreshments will be served. Please join us. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Randi Zwick Marks, Secretary

The Sisterhood of FHJC invites you to join them for their annual Twice Chai Luncheon on Tuesday, May 16 at 12:30 PM at Cho-Sen Garden Restaurant, 64-43 108th St., for a glatt kosher full course luncheon plus a wonderful assortment of raffle prizes. Covert $36. RSVP by May 9 to Judy Gostl 718 793 6596 or
Lee Lampert and Judy Gostl,
Luncheon Chairwomen

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

Rabbi Skolnik’s Thursday morning Talmud class is 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































Schedule of Services

Thursday, April 27,
7:30 PM
Friday, April 28
7 AM; 6:30 PM 
Candle lighting 7:31 PM

Saturday, April 29
9 AM, 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 30
8:20 AM; 7:30 PM

Monday, May 1
Yom Hazikaron
7  AM; 
Yom Ha'Atzmaut 7:30 PM
followed by Zimriyah at 8 PM in the Heller Ballroom

Tuesday- Thursday
May 2-4
7 AM; 7:30 PM

Friday, May 5
7 AM; 6:30 PM 
Candle lighting 7:38 PM

Morah Riki will be
leading a special
Kids Kongregation this Shabbat, April 29, at 10:45 AM for children ages 6 and under to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut. 
Please join us!


 Jr. Cong meets at 10:15 in the Little Synagogue.

On Shabbat, April 29, Lenny Picker brings us:
 “A Man, A Plan, A Banana: The Incredible & Appealing True Story Of Sam The Banana Man.” Did you know that a Jew, Sam the Banana Man, was instrumental in the creation of the US banana industry? That he protected his business interests by masterminding a coup in Honduras? That he went on to become a major Zionist philanthropist? Lenny Picker brings to his presentation the experience gained from having consumed over 1800 bananas over 55 years.

Literature Group Hebrew 
  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  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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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.
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120 Broadway, 
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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