Colors: Blue Color

 This past Sunday evening, June 26, the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills held a dinner celebrating its 70th anniversary and honoring its Rabbi and Rebbetzin, Rabbi Yoel and Peri Schonfeld, for 30 years of service to the synagogue and greater Queens community. This service was attested to by the many elected officials who came to present proclamations to the couple: New York City Council Member James F. Gennaro, Assembly Member Daniel Rosenthal, Assembly Member David Weprin, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., State Senator Leroy Comrie, and Congress Member Grace Meng through her special community liaison Rabbi Daniel Pollack.

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Summer is officially here, which means schools are closed and the kids are home, getting ready to go to summer camp. In the interim, plenty of families are looking for ways to entertain their kids. So Chazaq, in conjunction with Councilman James F. Gennaro, the Queens Jewish Community Council (QJCC), Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI), and NYC Cultural Events organized a free children’s Jewish cultural carnival at Yeshiva Central Queens this past Sunday, June 26, open to the entire community.

Summer got off to a spiritual and scenic start, when Emet’s Higher Level Men’s Division hosted a four-day retreat in Upstate New York. A sprawling, private lodge in Hancock became the weekend home for a group of students who have advanced in their Torah learning. They were joined by a dynamic Emet team of Rabbi Michael Fuzaylov, Rabbi Ari Hertz, and Rabbi Yakov Musheyev. The plan was to engage everyone with an array of invigorating activities, inspiring learning, and countless opportunities for bonding and fun.