The multifaceted outreach work of Chazaq is best known for its programs aimed at public school students, seeking to educate them about Jewish observance and encourage their transfer to yeshivas. To facilitate the classes, lectures, and learning regimen, Chazaq has been operating Kolel Zichron Moshe VeLeah in Kew Gardens Hills for the past three years under the leadership of Rosh Yeshiva Rav Ahron Walkin.

The largest Jewish gathering in the Americas filled the seats of MetLife Stadium and its field with spectators and participants of the Daf Yomi, the daily study of the 7,211 pages of the Talmud Bavli, celebrating the 13th learning cycle since the launch of the program in 1923. With each cycle, the number of participants, learning groups, translations, commentaries, and apps relating to Daf Yomi have grown, demonstrating the desire to understand the Oral Law.

The corner of 172nd Street and 73rd Avenue in Fresh Meadows has an official name: Ilyau Aronov Corner, honoring the builder of the Bukharian Jewish community in this section of Queens. Last Sunday, Councilman Rory Lancman made the renaming official at a ceremony that revealed the street sign carrying the name.

On the eve of the secular New Year, the MTA released a map of proposed bus lines for Queens that seeks to redesign public surface transit with longer routes that span the borough by combining smaller ones. “We are very excited about this draft plan for Queens buses, because it is a true re-imagination of the routes,” said MTA NYC Transit President Andy Byford in a statement.

Taking no vote for granted, Kew Gardens Hills supporters of Rep. Grace Meng hosted her for an early fundraiser, highlighting her voting record and the very real threat posed by leftists within the Democratic Party who are promising to run primary challengers for every local seat, city, state, and federal. “Over the last six months, we’ve seen how important the political process is,” said Queens NORPAC Director David Steinberg. “We are challenged in this community and region by the fringe element trying to unseat candidates that we support.”