Participants will include Dr. Schapria's family, Irina, Daniel and Ethan, and Lisa and Gideon, and Anna and Ken Grosz, Bernie Berko and Lillian Eckstein, Ruth Danis and Michael Seiden, Greta Mares and the Chusid Family, Melanie Topol and Herbert Stilman. We will light memorial candles in memory of the six million with survivor families and members of our youth programs, and the musical participation of Nagilah, the choral group of the Forest Hills Jewish Center, and members of our Hebrew High School. With each passing year, this program becomes increasingly important, Please honor those whom we lost by spending the evening with us.
The Forest Hills Interfaith Initiative presents
The Sanctity of Life, Reflecting the Wisdom of Three Faith Traditions. Presentation through the lens of sacred tradition and scripture, followed by Q&A and refreshments.
Imam Abdool Hakim, President, Muslim Cultural Center of Queens; Rabbi Gerald Skolnik, Forest Hills Jewish Center; Father Thomas F. Reese, St. Luke's Episcopal Church. April 25, 8 PM at Forest Hills Jewish Center.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718 357-1028 There is no fee for this event.
2017 BQLI Region Helen Cytryn Study Day
April 25, Tuesday 29 Nissan 5777
Jerusalem: Then and Now
Lecture by Rabbi Alan B. Lucas,
Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn
Join us for a day of learning with an historical presentation on the Old City followed by a panel discussion focused on Israeli current events and the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
Featuring Lisa Kogen, WLCJ Education Director
Including Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin, Israel Center of Conservative Judaism
Sandy Koppell, WLCJ United Nations Non-Governmental Observer
Israel Center of Conservative Judaism, 167-11 73rd Ave, Flushing, NY
(Large parking lot with expanded handicapped spots, ample street parking)
Registration and coffee at 9:30 AM. Program 10 AM – 2:30 PM. Luncheon buffet of Israeli delicacies and salads will be served. Reservation: $36 Deadline April 17. Questions? Contact Anise Parnes, BQLI Torah Fund VP, email@example.com or 646-282-8166
Please make check payable to: BQLI Region and mail to:
Shari Schnitzer, 15 Heathcote Drive, Albertson, NY 11507
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
Museum of Arts and Design,
Sunday, April 30,
RSVP to Sisterhood@fhjc.org 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.
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.
Sign up for ultra-fresh, local, organic produce. Support local farmers and 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 organic produce at competitive prices while supporting local farmers and building community. Pre-pay to receive 24 weeks of produce from Golden Earthworm Organic Farm. Pick-up Tuesdays, June 6 to Nov. 21 from 5-8 PM at FHJC. Fun programs like cooking classes and a trip to the farm are offered during the season as well. Visit our website www.foresthillstuvcsa.com for more information or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited - we have sold out in the past – SIGN UP NOW!
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 email@example.com
Adult Education at FHJC is on hiatus.
Rabbi Skolnik’s Thursday morning Talmud class, 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.
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 towww.btfe.com Questions? call Alyssa Pollack
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Schedule of Services
Thursday, April 20,
Friday, April 21
7 AM; 6:30 PM
Candle lighting 7:24 PM
Saturday, April 22
9 AM, 7:25 PM
Sunday, April 23
Yom Hashoah Program
and Ma'ariv in the Bokser Sanctuary 7:30 PM
Monday - Tuesday,
April 24 - 25
7 AM; 7:30 PM
6:45 AM; 7:30 PM
Friday, April 28
7 AM; 6:30 PM
Candle lighting 7:31 PM
Kids Kongregation for children ages 6 and under on Shabbat, 10:45 AM
Jr. Cong meets at 10:15 in the Little Synagogue.
On Shabbat, April 29, Lenny Picker brings
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 4/22/17, 5/13/17, and 6/10/17. Come join us!
Men's Club Notice
FHJC Men's Club