On Sunday evening, May 22, Rabbi Yussie Zakutinsky, rav of K’hal Mevakshei Hashem in Lawrence and well-known speaker and author, spoke virtually on behalf of Let’s Get Real With Coach Menachem about expanding our avodas Hashem and how this connects to Shavuos. He shared that “the biggest brachah in the world is to realize how much Hashem loves us and how much we love Him.”
What can we do to prevent disease and stay healthy? On Monday evening, May 29, Dr. Shmuel Shields, NYS Licensed Nutritionist, NYU faculty member, author, and speaker, shared a health-promoting lecture at Congregation Charm Circle, hosted by Chazaq.
On Tuesday evening, May 16, the Navigating the Medical System Lecture Series, hosted by Congregation Etz Chaim, featured a virtual lecture on breast cancer. Dr. Tammy Ju, breast surgical oncologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Queens, shared the most current medical information on this subject. She explained that breast cancer starts in the breast tissue when cells grow out of control. It usually begins in the ducts or lobules. Invasive cancer can spread to the lymph nodes or other parts of the body.
On Monday night, May 8, the Bukharian Jewish Congregation of Briarwood, along with Chazaq, hosted a magnificent Lag BaOmer celebration, complete with a roaring bonfire, a sumptuous s’udah, and a special guest speaker from Eretz Yisrael, Rabbi Lazer Brody.