Shabbat Shalom, July 23, 2016 ~ 17 Tamuz 5776

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

Any last minute reservation for the annual FHJC Tennis Outing at the West Side Tennis Club on Monday, July 25?
Please call Laurie in the Center office. 

Summer Book Discussion on August 2 at 8 PM 
Gail Port will lead a discussion of 'The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street' by Susan Jane Gilman.
Couvert $5 for members;  $8 for all others.


"Big-hearted . . . . [A] smart, darkly comic story, which is perfect for a summer weekend read. . . .Gilman understands the great sweep of the 20th century, from life in a tenement on Orchard Street, to Italian Communists, Joe McCarthy, McDonald's franchises, suburbanization and, of course, the history of ice cream in America. She blends it in a delicious swirl, and adds a topical spin."―Chicago Tribune ("Editor's Choice")
Save the date and join us on Sunday, October 30 for a Celebration Concert in memory of our beloved Cantor Erno Grosz z'l
Watch for more information to follow. Barbara and Jerry Klibanoff, Chairs

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.

Ohr-Li Judaica Sale! Come find beautiful gifts for spring weddings and birthdays, for your own home and table, and for Bar and Bat Mitzvah gifts.Everything is 25% off. Stop by to take a look and see what’s in store! Contact Debra Nash, (718) 263-7000 ext. 200 or

If you love to sing... Then we'd love to hear from you! 

 N A G I L A H 

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


PJ Library and FHJC send the priceless gift of Jewish-themed books to the homes of children in our schools and community every month. Most of the cost is covered by generous funders but we need your support to continue this worthwhile program. Please speak to Richard Chase or call Deborah in the Center office if you'd like more information.

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































We record with sorrow the passing of long-time Center member

Bertel Marx.

May her memory

be a blessing.


Schedule of Services

Thursday, July 21,
7 AM; 7:30 PM

Friday, July 22,
7 AM, 6:30 PM
Candle Lighting: 8:02 PM

Saturday, July 23,
9 AM, 8:00 PM

Sunday, July 24,
Shivah Asar b'Tammuz observed  8:20 AM, 8:00 PM

Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28 ; 7AM; 7:30 PM

Friday, July 29, 7AM, 6:30 PM

Candle Lighting: 7:55 PM PM


High Holidays ticket sales
are underway.
Please contact the Center office at your earliest convenience to reserve your seats for the High Holidays. All seats will become 'first come, first serve' after July 11. Don't forget to place your New Year's greeting and Yizkor Book listings too, and ask about commemoration opportunities.

FHJC Kids Kong   this Shabbat  in M-4,10:45 AM  with Kiddush afterwards!

Lay-led Shabbat services for children in grades 1-6 will be held in the Little Synagogue at 10:15 AM

Men’s Club Notice Please support the FHJC Men’s Club. Dues $36. We’re always looking for new ideas. We meet on the 3rd or 13th of the month at Carlos and Gabby’s on Main St, Kew Garden Hills. 

Religious Pluralism in Israel

Rabbi Skolnik's forceful advocacy on behalf of religious pluralism in Israel should have caused you to consider how you can be part of the process that ensures the viability of Masorti Judaism in the Jewish State.  Easy answer - join MERCAZ!  MERCAZ is the American Zionist Organization of the Conservative Movement. It promotes and supports Zionist education and programs within our Movement, and it represents the interests of Conservative/ Masorti Judaism in the World Zionist Organization and in the Jewish Agency for Israel, the international bodies which serve as the parliament of the Jewish people.  MERCAZ advocates in this country for Israel; it advocates in Israel for religious pluralism; and, it helps to strengthen the connection between Israel and Diaspora congregations.Critically, too, your membership ensures that MERCAZ  has significant representation in the World Zionist Organization and thus to the significant allocations and funding from that body. Because Israeli government funding now only goes to Orthodox institutions, the WZO is the only source of critical funding and support for Israeli Conservative/Masorti synagogues, schools, youth programs, rabbis, and teachers. Your support is critical. Annual membership dues may be paid online at

Please be sure to include your FHJC membership on the form. The cause of Conservative/Masorti Judaism here and in Israel is counting on YOU!