Shabbat Shalom ~ April 25, 2015; 6 Iyar 5775

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

Join us for services this Shabbat as Sisterhood is recognized for 85 years of service and dedication to Forest Hills Jewish Center.

The Chesed Committee
is proud to announce another
E Waste Recycling Event
on May 3 from 10AM to 4PM. We have partnered with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to collect and recycle the following at the 69th Rd entrance: Working and non-working:
• Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes)
• Monitors
• Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
• Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
• Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, cords, chargers, etc.)
• Tablets and E-readers
• Components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies, etc.)
• TVs, VCRs, DVRs, & DVD Players
• Digital Converter Boxes, Cable/Satellite Receivers
• Portable music players
• Audio-visual equipment
• Video-games
• Cell phones, pagers, PDAs
• Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.) 
We will not accept home appliances (microwave ovens, smoke detectors, refrigerators, or air conditioners).Everybody should have at least one item to recycle., so we'll see you there!

Youth Shabbat-
Friday & Saturday May 8 & 9
We will begin with Minchah on Friday evening at 5:45 PM, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat at 6 PM in the Crystal Room. Then, join us for some finger-lickin’ good nosh. Youth Shabbat continues on Shabbat morning. Children from all FHJC families are encouraged to join. Day school students who would like to attend a Sunday rehearsal should contact Shlomit, for the schedule of rehearsals.

The Queens College Center for Jewish Studies, in cooperation with Forest Hills Jewish Center, Bellerose JC, Congregation L’Dor V’Dor Oakland, Little Neck JC, Flushing - Fresh Meadows JC, ICCJ, Hillcrest JC, Hollis Hills JC, JC of Kew Gardens Hills, Marathon JC, RTFH, Temple Beth Shalom of Roslyn, and Temple Gates of Prayer, are proud to invite you, your friends and neighbors to our inaugural joint program presenting Dr. Ronald W. Zweig, Director of the Taub Center for Israel Studies at NYU, who will be speaking on The Peoples of Israel: Cultures, Ethnicities and the Shaping of Israeli Politics. Join us as we explore with Dr. Zweig the complex map of what has been identified as the "groupings " in Israel - e.g. the secular Tel Aviv types, the Haredi, the Russians, the Israeli Arabs and the settlers. We look forward to learning how the distinct agendas, preferences, voting patterns, feelings and commitments to the State of Israel of these various segments of Israeli society shape its political reality.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Hollis Hills Jewish Center,
210-10 Union Tpke, Queens Village.
4PM Dessert Reception; 4:30PM Lecture
Dr. Ronald W. Zweig is the Taub Chair of Israel Studies at NYU and Director of the Taub Center for Israel Studies. Previously Dr. Zweig was the director of the Institute for Research in the History of Zionism at Tel Aviv University. He has also been a Visiting Professor at several universities, as well as a Visiting Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge; Yad Vashem, Jerusalem and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Dr. Zweig has published three books and many scholarly articles, and edited three collections of essays. The Program is Free of Charge and Open to the Community.
FHJC now has four singers participating in HaZamir,
the international Jewish High School Choir. If you are going into 8th -12th grade and you are interested in checking out HaZamir, there is an open rehearsal on May 3 from 1:30 -3:30 PM at Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Dr. Contact Michael Abrams or Lisa Lazerson Abrams if you have any questions.
Men's Club Movie Night, Thursday, May 7 at 8 PM in the Crystal Room
Seven Year Ache - A music video like you’ve never seen before 
T.531 - Set in the future, a prisoner tries to sort out truth from illusion under duress. 
Balance - In this drama featuring actor Stephen Baldwin, a mysterious young woman tries to bring about the downfall of a powerful man, but never considers the consequences. 
A Family Dinner - Four adult children return home for a family dinner at their parents' New England house for the first time in four years, when something happened to keep them apart.   $10 admission includes coffee and tea.

Biblical vs. Modern Mothers, Monday, May 11,1 PM
Join us in a post-Mother’s Day study session with Rabbi Skolnik. $5 for Sisterhood members, $8 for other guests, includes a light lunch. RSVP by May 6 to the FHJC office or to

Talking Together, A Program for Seniors Seniors are invited to join us on May 11 from 1-2:30 PM in Hazzan Rosenblum’s office for a facilitated conversation about anything on your mind, lead by Rosa Roberts, LCSW. This
program is made possible with funding from UJA Federation of NY

The FHJC Sisterhood invites you to join us for the Twice Chai Spring Luncheon at Cho-Sen Garden on Tuesday, May 19, 12 noon.  RSVP by May 14 to Judy Gostl 718 793 6595 $36 Lee Lampert and Judy Gostl, Chairs

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 underwriters of the concert and fireworks show.

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
RSVP by May 13 to Grace Schessler 516-939-0673
Lois Schwartz 631-367-7779

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

Rabbi Salzberg's weekly Torah classes look at the Torah portion with the help of a different commentator. No prior knowledge or attendance is required. We  meet Tuesdays at 2:30PM. Please join us.

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!




























We record with sorrow the passing of Center members, Rita Diamond, beloved wife of Saul
Lina Schubach.
May their memories
be a blessing.
Schedule of Services

 Thursday, April 23
7 AM; 7:30 PM
Friday, April 24,
 7 AM; 6:30 PM
Candles at 7:26 PM 

Saturday, April 25
9 AM; 7:25 PM 

Sunday, April 26
8:20 AM; 7:25 PM

Monday-Thursday  April 27-30
7 AM, 7:30

Friday, May 1
7 AM; 6:30 PM
Candles 7:34 PM

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.

The deadline for voting in the World Zionist Congress elections is just 8 DAYS away. Now's the time to take 5 minutes to impact Jewish life in Israel with your vote for MERCAZ Slate #2. MERCAZ's platform includes: progressive environmentalism in Israel, pluralistic-egalitarian religious options and Israeli government funding for the schools and institutions of Conservative/Masorti Movement. A vote for MERCAZ slate #2 helps build our Israel. Voted already? Thanks - and be sure your family and friends vote too.
Go to and vote MERCAZ Slate #2. [$10 fee to the election company; $5 for those ages 18-30].

If you have a paper ballot, vote and send it immediately! It must ARRIVE by April 30.

Our Judaism - Our Israel - Vote MERCAZ, Slate #2 Follow us on Twitter @VoteMercaz and like us on Facebook. Invite your friends to join us on social media!

      Teen Lounge
Thursday, April 23  8th-12th Grade, 6-7:30 PM
Gym will be open for sports/ play. We'll have fun in the youth lounge creating some Spring-Forward Fashion!! If you want, bring a t-shirt to decorate and share an Israeli feast to celebrate the end of Yom Ha’atzma’ut! Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 21 to Cost is $5 per person - please bring to program.

Nursery School Art Show
Please join our youngest children as they embarking on their artistic journeys, at the always amazing, annual Nursery School Art Show on May 13, at 6 PM in the Heller Ballroom. 
We are so excited for you to participate in many interactive activities, and share each class's individual Journey.
We look forward to seeing you there! 

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

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