Purim is Coming!
March 15; 7:30 PM - Havdalah and Purim songs
8 PM - Megilah Reading
Prizes for everyone in costume!
Sunday, March 16
Family Purim Service for families with children in K-8 at 9AM - Join the Religious School, Rabbi Skolnik, and Hazzan Rosenblum for davening and singing!
Purim Brunch hosted by the FHJC Nursery School at 10 AM - delicious brunch, wonderful entertainment and costume parade.
Reservations required - please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FHJC Youth Department Carnival - - 11:30 AM
Open to All - Invite your Friends
Don't miss out on all the games, crafts, fun and prizes!
Purim is quickly approaching. Kindly send your Mishloach Manot orders to the Center Office or email them to
email@example.com. We will send a response confirming receipt of email orders.
Author Joe Trigoboff brings his
Rumble in Brooklyn
to Queens. Taste some Scotch, sip some wine, and experience Joe’s challenging childhood as a street-fighting youth in East New York. Thursday, March 6, 8 pm in the Estelle Feiner Crystal Room, FHJC’s own Joe Trigoboff is an acclaimed and award-winning New York Times best-selling author. Copies of Rumble in Brooklyn will be available for sale. There is NO CHARGE for this event, thanks to the generosity of the Men’s Club and Sisterhood. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28
Cooking Classes at FHJC
SIMPLE! LIGHT! DELICIOUS!
This year’s Spring Luncheon at Cho-sen will be Tuesday, March 25. Your personal invitation will be mailed to you soon. Advance reservation required.
Join us also for the Helen Cytryn Torah Fund Education Day on Thursday, March 20, 9:15 AM at South Huntington Jewish Center. Come for a day in celebration of Mishpachah, with seminars led by Rabbis Charles Savenor, Neil Kurshan and Eric Cytryn, as well as Women's League Director of Education, Lisa Kogen. Reservation deadline Is March 12. For more information about either of these events email email@example.com or contact Anise Parnes.
Calling all Center Members:
Defensive Driving Class will be offered on Sunday, March 9, 2014, if there is sufficient interest. $50. Please contact the Center office (firstname.lastname@example.org, 718 263 7000 x200)
We are working towards enrolling 100% of the members of our shul in Mercaz-USA, the Zionist Organization of the Conservative Movement.
The thermometer is slowly rising, but we can make it rise faster if we remember to enlist our over 18 kids as MERCAZ members. Student membership is $12. While this grows FHJC's MERCAZ numbers and brings FHJC closer to the El Al ticket, more importantly it strengthens our kids' connection to Israel and the Jewish values that FHJC, MERCAZ and the Masorti Movement represent.
Before my family and I moved to Queens, we belonged to a synagogue where every so often a few of us would volunteer to help improve our classrooms and synagogue. On one occasion we replaced a floor. On another, we re‐grouted and painted an old bathroom. It was hard work but very satisfying and we surprised ourselves with how much we could accomplish. With your help, I am hoping to do the same here at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. If you are interested in volunteering, please email me and I’ll contact you regarding our first project. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Michael Abrams, Vice President of Membership
917‐817‐4407 / email@example.com
Mazal Tov to
who is celebrating his
Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat. Our thanks to
June and Ira Solod
for sponsoring the congregational Kiddush.
We record with sorrow the passing of longtime Center member
May her memory be a blessing.
Schedule of Services
Thursday, March 6
7 AM; 7:30 PM
Friday, March 7,
7 AM; 5:35 PM
Candle lighting 5:36 PM
Saturday, March 8,
9 AM; 5:30 PM
Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 AM Sunday
morning. Move your clock ahead one hour.
Sunday, March 9
8:20 AM; 6:35 PM
Monday, March 10 -
Thursday, March 13,
7 AM; 7:30 PM
Friday, March 14.
7 AM; 6:30 PM
Candle lighting 6:43 PM
Our semi-annual blood drive is on Purim Day, Sunday March 16, 10 AM - 2:30 PM. Purim is traditionally a day of giving to others, and what better gift to give than life? You can do it - you can save a life! For someone who needs blood, you are the only source. Make the decision to do something really meaningful. Please join us. No appointments - just show up (with an picture ID) GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE - GIVE BLOOD
Join Rabbinic intern
Rabbi Alex Salzberg
for daytime Mishnah study on Tuesdays at 1:45PM
From Sarah Braginsky - http://myyearon.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-high-holidays-my-first-blog-post.html
and Rebecca Leeman - http://rebeccaleeman.BlogSpot
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
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