Shabbat Shalom, Chag Shavuot Sameach ~ May 23-25, 2015; 5-7 Sivan 5755

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

Salute to Israel Parade - Sunday, May 31
Forest Hills Jewish Center will be marching as part of the Mercaz contingent. If you would like to join us, please contact Michael Abrams

Tikkun Leil Shavuot  Saturday evening, May 23,in celebration of Chag Mattan Torah, the holiday of the giving of the Torah, please join us and be part of a living tradition.  We will meet in the Little Synagogue for Mincha at 7:55 PM, Ma'ariv at 8:50, followed by a light dairy dinner and tikkun Torah study, from 9:30 PM until about midnight. Please join Rabbi Skolnik, Hazzan Rosenblum, Rabbi Drazen and Dr. Mitchell Frank as we celebrate the mystery of the ancient revelation on Sinai and study together the Torah that is the fruit of that revelation. All are welcome.

Please mark your calendars - Sunday June 7, the Metro Region of the Federation of
Jewish Men's Club and the RJCC have a day planned for all FJMC congregation members,family and friends at Eisenhower Park. Federation will be  stating  the day with a catered picnic,  games for all, indoor swimming for minimal cost and possibly ice skating for a small charge vendor purchases. . Following the BBQ there will be an Israeli Concert at the Harry Chapin Band Shelter. Flyer will be available shortly for making reservations. We promise you a fun filled day and evening. Please join in this1st annual regional picnic and concert. Parking fees will be waived for those who attend the picnic. El Al Airlines is the major underwriter of the concert and fireworks show.
Finding Financial Support for Your Children’s Education
A seminar at which you can learn about college scholarships and funding available from foundations.
At Halsey JHS, 63-55 102nd St, Rego Park on Sunday, June 7; 2 –5 PM. RSVP to
Co Sponsored by Rebeca Inc., The Foundation Center, Melind Katz, Queens Borough President, and FHJC.

Brooklyn Queens Long Island Region
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism
requests the honor of your presence at the
Woman of Achievement Awards & Dinner Gala
FHJC Honoree Anise Parnes

and Installation of the 2015-2017 BQLI Region Board
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 16 Sivan 5775 at 5:45 PM
Temple Israel Great Neck, NY, Couvert $72 
Info- Grace Schessler  516-939-0673
Lois Schwartz 631-367-7779

on Tuesday, June 2, 2015
immediately following evening minyan.
~A Tribute to the Outgoing Officers
and Members of the Board of Trustees 
~Election and Installation of New Officers and Trustees 
~The President’s Annual Report for the Peceding Year
~New Building Progress Report 

Candidates for Office Nominated

by the Board of Trustees: 
Jack Gostl – President, Michael Abrams, Ilana Altman, Richard Chase,  Pauline Raphael- Vice Presidents; Judy Zipkowitz – Treasurer; Deborah Ball Witlin - Secretary

Candidates for the Board of Trustees:  Michelle Amram, Matt Beizer, Michele Biletsky, Teri Gofner, Sara Kaufman Greenberg, Norman Gursen, Jerry Klibanoff, Felicia Leeman, Randi Zwick Marks, Anise Parnes, Howard Pollack, Mark Raphael, Pauline Raphael, Suzie Spodek,
Ron Sternberg, Meir Toshav, Diana Walcott
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,
Deborah Ball Witlin, Secretary

Save the date!

The FHJC Dinner on behalf of UJA will take place on June 25thand our honorees this year are

Risa Matzner and Rob Samuel.

Save the Date!!
FHJC Annual Tennis Outing at the West Side Club
Monday, July 27, 2015
Watch for detail to come.

Talking Together, A Program for Seniors Seniors are invited to join us on June 9 from 1-2:30 PM in Hazzan Rosenblum’s office for a facilitated conversation about anything on your mind. 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

Adult Education at FHJC 
Rabbi Skolnik's Thursday Morning Talmud Class
meets on Thursdays, 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

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 26 weeks of produce from Golden Earthworm Organic Farm.
· Pick-up Tuesdays May 26 to Nov 17 from 5-8 pm at FHJC.
· Fun programs offered during the season as well as a weekly newsletter with interesting articles and recipes.Visit our website for more information or email us Space is limited - we have sold out in the past – SIGN UP NOW!




























Our thanks to
Louis Jaari
for continuing his tradition of sponsoring a special Kiddush on the first day of Shavuot, in honor of Chag Mattan Torah, the giving of the Torah.

Schedule of Services

May 21
7 AM; 7:30 PM

Friday, May 22
7 AM; 6:30 PM
Candles 7:54 PM

Saturday, May 23, Erev Shavuot, 
 9 AM; 7:55 PM
Ma’ariv 8:50 PM followed by light dinner and Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Candles  7:56PM

Sunday, May 24, First Day Shavuot,
9 AM; 7:55 PM; Candles 7:56PM

Monday, May 25, 
2nd Day Shavuot and Memorial Day
Yizkor is recited
 9 AM; 7:55 PM
Tuesday-Thursday, May 26-28 7 AM; 7:30 PM

Friday, May 29, 7 AM; 6:30 PM
Candle lighting 8 PM

The Hebrew Literature Group's

next meeting is on Shabbat, June 13th at 12:45 PM in Hazzan Rosenblum's office.  Come join us!

Save the Date
Final Teen Lounge Event
Thursday, June 4
Are you interested in helping to shape Teen Lounge and the future of youth/teen programming at FHJC? Want to take a leadership role? Join us on June 4th! We're looking for rising 8th -12th graders (current 7th -11th) who want to help plan various aspects of programming, including social, sports, educational, tzedakah, and more! Get involved (and build your college application while you're at it!) Email Karen at for more information

On June 6th, the FHJC Men’s Club will proudly host the FJMC Sefer Haftarah at FHJC. Past President

Jack Leibler

will be honored with reading the week’s Haftarah from it. Please join us for this special occasion.

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
On Tuesday, July 21 at 8 PM.
Gail Port will facilitate a book discussion about "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan Philipp Sendker. $5 per person for Sisterhood members/spouses/partners: $8 others. RSVP to

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