Friday, December 9. Kabbalat Shabbat will begin at 5:30 PM/ Dinner at 6:30 PM.Adults $22 per person, Children age 2 - 12 $10 per child.Magician Evan will be there to entertain children following dinner. Please RSVP by Monday, Dec 5 to the FHJC Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 718 263 7000 x203, or stop in.
Friday Night, December 16 : 5 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv in the Estelle Feiner Crystal Room with a traditional Shabbat dinner after services.
Friday night Dinner reservations:
Age 13 and up- $30 per person/Age 4-12 - $10 per person
7:45 PM - Keynote Presentation
A Look at His Life & Legacy
Presented by Lenny Picker (open to all).
Join Hazzan Rosenblum in singing Zemirot throughout the evening.
Saturday, December 17: Shabbat services at 9 AM followed by a Cholent Kiddush in the Heller Family Ballroom
Eight different classes to choose from for afternoon study, see details in the Message http://www.fhjc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-November-December-Message.pdf (childcare available); 3:50 PM early Minha; Rabbi Skolnik will give the final presentation during the Seudah Sh’lishit (the third meal of Shabbat). We will conclude Shabbat with Ma’ariv at 5:30 PM and a musical Havdalah.
Cinematek Forest Hills presents “Dough”
a film by John Goldschmidt.
Dough is sweet, often funny and always nonthreatening, a movie for those who wish the intractable realities of the world would just disappear.- NY Times
Saturday, December 17, 7:30 PM at FHJC ~ Admission $10
A special meeting of the Forest Hills Jewish Center Membership is being called by the President, Jack Gostl on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 8 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to vote on the proposal to amend the synagogue's Constitution and By-Laws. Members may call or email the Synagogue office( 718-263-7000 x 200, email@example.com to have a pdf of the proposed constitution emailed, and a printed copy will be available by request to those without internet access,
In addition to taking a vote on the
proposed constitution, we will also offer a report on the progress of our
building development project.
Randi Zwick-Marks, Secretary
FHJC friends and family are invited to join! All levels welcome- no experience needed.
Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM
and Tuesdays, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
Register- FHJC Office or firstname.lastname@example.org or at the class.
Save the Date
The FHJC Annual Dinner Dance
will take place on Saturday evening, March 4, 2017.
We are proud to be honoring
past officers of the Executive Board:
Michael Abrams ~ Ilana Altman ~ Deborah Ball Witlin ~
Candice Koerner ~ Mollie Mandel ~Romi Narov ~
Rae Theise Kerzner ~Warren Wankoff
We hope you'll plan to join us.
Shiva Minyan Breakfast
Sunday Jan 8, 2017 at 9 AM
Co-ChairsHal Berkowitz and Allan Rolnick
Coffee House, January 21, 2017
Rabbi Skolnik’s Thursday morning Talmud class - 12/1, 12/8, and 12/15, after morning minyan in the Rabbi’s office. There will be a light breakfast. The text will be Chapter 4 of Tractate B’rakhot, dealing with issues related to Jewish prayer, and the political structure of rabbinic leadership in Talmudic times.
Monday evening Talmud class on 12/5, and 12/12, at 7:45 PM after the
evening minyan, in the Little Synagogue.
Rabbi Simeon is back too! Now that the chagim are finally over, it’s time to start learning together again. This year, to coincide with the beginning of our Torah reading cycle, we are going to be studying Bereshit Rabbah, the classical compilation of midrashim on the book of Genesis. Come learn what the rabbis had to say about the creation of the universe, the expulsion from Eden, the Tower of Babel, the Binding of Isaac and much, much more. Studying Bereshit Rabbah is an excellent way to begin the study of midrash, and will hopefully add great depth to the way you think about Genesis. We will be meeting on Tuesdays at 2:30 PM in room 110. I’m looking forward to learning with you!
Celebrate Our Annual Torah Fund Brunch Sunday, December 4, 10:30 AM RSVP: Monday, November 28
Join us when we honor our Torah Fund Woman of Achievement, Judy Beizer, and we feature, Karen Stein, as our guest speaker. Celebrate their contributions within our community as we raise funds for the Torah Fund Campaign. The Torah Fund Campaign provides financial support to the seminaries that educate our movement’s future rabbis, cantors, educators, chaplains, camp directors, scholars, and innovative thinkers. For more information, please contact event chairwomen: Miriam Chait, 718.275.9345; Anise Parnes, 646.282.8166; or Shirley Rossman Zucker, 718.793.5671.
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.
Masbia Rego Park is open again and in need of volunteers so we are recruiting volunteers from FHJC again. Our shift will be once/month on a Thursday evening from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. In the past we had enough volunteers (~ 20) so that each volunteer had a shift once every three months. Adults of all ages are invited, and students who need to earn community service credits are welcome as well. If you are a past volunteer and want to continue or a new volunteer, contact me directly at email@example.com.
If you love to sing... Then we'd love to hear from you!
N A G I L A Hthe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Mazal Tov to
Michelle and Ron Amram, Max and Alexa, on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter and sister, Zoe,
Schedule of Services
Rosh Chodesh Kislev
6:45 AM; 7:30 PM
Friday, December 2
7 AM, 4:10 PM
Saturday, December 3
9 AM, 4:05 PM
8:20 AM; 4:10 PM
Monday - Thursday
December 5 - 8
7 AM; 7:30 PM
Friday December 9
7 AM; 5:30 PM
Candle lighting 4:10 PM
Literature Group 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 12/10/16, 1/14/17, 2/18/17, 3/18/17, 4/22/17, 5/13/17, and 6/10/17. Come join us!
Kids Kongregation with Morah Riki for children ages 6 and under, this Shabbat, at 10:45 in Room M4.
Jr. Cong this Shabbat.
at 10:15 in the Little Synagogue, will continue our B’reisheit Crush Saga!
For 1st -6th graders at 10:15 AM in the Little Synagogue.