Shabbat Shalom ~April 21, 2018; 6 Iyar 5778

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

The Hebrew Literature Group will next be meeting on Shabbat, April 21, after services, at 12:30 pm in the Little Synagogue.   We will have a guest presenter - our own Rabbi Skolnik has graciously agreed to present on the poetic works of the recently deceased, legendary Israeli poet Haim Gouri. As always, all selections are in Hebrew with English translation, and discussion is in English. 

If you think of poems as paintings in words, then this presentation is an exhibit right here in the comforts of our FHJC home. It is apt that it comes a few days after Israel Memorial and Israel Independence day, since Haim Gouri was, among other things, a poet of the 1948 war. Thanks to Rabbi Skolnik for agreeing to guest-present on this historic literary and cultural figure.  


Don't miss it!
Mitchell Frank, Hebrew Literature Group Coordinator 

The Challah with a Twist!
Challah Baking Class at FHJC with Chana the Challah Girl. Come join your fellow members and friends for an awesome night of fun, learning and baking. You'll take home at least 2 loaves of challah and learn techniques and tips to make them yourself at home! Chana will also share the brachot and special mitzvah around challah baking. Details! Where: FHJC Crystal room When: Thursday, April 26th, 6:30-8:30 Reserve and Pay: By 4/17th 
How: Drop check for $36 to FHJC (memo line "challah") in the office -there is a box labeled "challah". Questions: This is a super special, fun evening~ If you came the last time-come again! 
If you've never come~it's a blast! Don't miss out! This special event is co-sponsored by FHJC Sisterhood and United Parents (UP), and is open to all members of the FHJC community, as well as the general FH public and SSSQ

Join us for another Instrumental Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday eveing, April 27 at 6:30 PM in the Little Synagogue. Join our little band with tambourines and shakers that we will provide. Instruments will be put away before Mizmor Shir - the prayer welcoming Shabbat. Contact Felicia Leeman or Deborah Ball Witlin for more information

FHJC Sisterhood Presents 
The Daytime Readers: People who love to read and talk about books. 
The Light We Lost, by Jill Santopolo
May 3, 2018 - 1:30 PM, Room 110.
There will be cookies! Couvert - $3 members & nonmembers 
RSVP: or leave a note in the Sisterhood mailbox.
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.

 Celebrate Queens Earth Day  
Prof. Stephen Pekar, Professor of Earth & Environmental Science,Queens College
THE LAST TIME IT GOT THIS HOT ON EARTH:  A Climate Scientist Looks Back and Then Forward to a Sustainable Future. Sunday, April 22, 3 PM at Forest Hills Jewish Center. "With greenhouse gases rising to levels not seen in tens of millions of years, understanding past eras helps us understand our future. Dr. Pekar’s research has taken him on expeditions around the world, including Antarctica, to understand climate and oceanographic changes 16 to 45 million years ago and what that means for humanity’s future. He will also discuss what we can do as citizens to create a more sustainable world.  Donation requested.  Co-sponsored Central Queens Y, the Forest Hills Jewish Center and Hazon.

The Sisterhoods of Forest Hills Jewish Center, Hillcrest Jewish Center, Temple Gates of Prayer and Whitestone Hebrew Centre invite you to join us for our Gala Fashion Show and Chinese Lunch. Fashions provided by Chico's. Sunday, May 6 at Temple Gates of Prayer, 38-20 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. 11:30 AM Registration/Vendor shopping/raffle sale. 12:30 PM Lunch and fashion show. $36 per person, complimentary valet parking available. One free raffle ticket per person. For more info or to be a model, contact Debra Weil 917 562 9983. Check payable to FHJC, please write 'Fashion Show' on the memo line.

Torah Study Group
Monday evening, May 14 after 7:30 evening minyan.
You are invited to join an informal evening of Torah study led by FHJC member, Rabbi David Cavill. We will discuss the counting of the Omer and the lead-in to Shavuot, which commemorates the Revelation at Mt. Sinai. After this session, we’ll continue to meet once a month, on the second Monday of the month to study various texts and traditions connected to the season of the year or other topics of interest. Torah study can be social as well as spiritual so please feel free to BYOB. Session 2 will be on Monday, June 11. Please come to minyan at 7:30 and stay for some friendly text study. Learners of any experience level welcome!

Think SPRING!!!  Sign up for ultra-fresh, local organic produce.  Support local farmers – eat healthy!!Forest Hills Tuv Ha’Aretz is a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, offering the opportunity to purchase an entire season’s worth of delicious organic produce from a family-run farm on Long Island.  
* Pre-pay to receive 25 weeks of produce from Golden Earthworm Organic Farm 
* Pick-up Tuesdays May 29th to Nov 13th from 5-8 pm at FHJC
* Fun programs like cooking classes and a trip to the farm offered during the season as well.
Visit our website for more information or email us  Space is limited - we have sold out in the past – SIGN UP NOW!  

Forest Hills Jewish Center 
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

Center member,
Martin Elowitz,
beloved husband of Ellen,
Phillip Dresner,
beloved father of
Center member
Barbara Horton.

May their memories be a blessing.


Mazal tov to 
Jacob Chase
on his induction into
Ashrei Academy on Shabbat


Schedule of Services

Thursday, April 19
Yom Ha'atzmaut
7 AM; 7:30 PM

Friday, April 20
7 AM; 6:30 PM
Candles 7:22 PM

Saturday, April 21
9 AM; 7:20 PM

Sunday, April 22
8:20 Am; 7:20 PM

Monday- Thursday
April 23-26
7 AM; 7:30 PM

Friday, April 27
7 AM; 6:30 PM
Candles 7:30 PM

Morah Riki will be leading 
Kids Kong  and celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut, for children 2-6 years on Shabbat morning, April 21 
at 10:45 AM in M4. Join us every week and invite your friends to join us too.

BQLI Region Helen Cytryn Study Day
Wednesday, April 25 @ South Huntington JC, Melville,
 9:30 AM – 2 PM.
Celebrate 100 years of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism with sisters from throughout our Region for a day of study, Brought to You by the Letter Kuf,”  featuring local scholars:  Rabbi Ian Jacknis, South Huntington JC;  Rabbi Joel Levenson, Midway JC, Syosset; Rabbi Uriel Romano, Hillcrest JC, Queens; and Cantor Carol Chesler, Temple Beth Torah,Westbury.  Luncheon following seminars.  $38 per person.  This program is open to all Center members and guests.  For additional information, please contact Anise Parnes, 

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    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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