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Rabbi Stuart Verstandig, President of the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, greeted community members at the shul on Wednesday evening, November 30, to discuss safety concerns and to learn about ways to help make the neighborhood safer. Rabbi Verstandig shared that Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld, the shul’s Rabbi Emeritus, established a strong relationship with the members of NYPD’s 107 Precinct.

The eighth day of Chanukah is known as “Zos Chanukah.” Zos Chanukah has the k’dushah of the past seven days of Chanukah built up. The s’farim ha’k’doshim bring down how it’s a very auspicious time to gaze at the eight flames and daven from your heart. The day is m’sugal for one to daven for barren women to have children, for a r’fuah sh’leimah, and for one to be blessed with increased parnasah.

On Wednesday, November 9, Assembly Member Daniel Rosenthal and Council Member James F. Gennaro co-hosted the annual Veterans Day Luncheon at Queens College in Kew Gardens Hills honoring our nation’s brave men and women in uniform – the veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedoms. The event celebrated World War II combat veteran Arthur Grabiner.

Doctors from CMD of Englewood, NJ, and Fresh Meadows presented advances in Podiatric and Spine Surgery to members of Englewood PBA, Chapter 216 at their local meeting and sponsored the evening’s dinner.  Head of Chapter, Detective Ron Layne Ron Layne spoke of the tight relationship between the police force and CMD and its closeness and availability. The doctors emphasized the honor that the group feels in treating members of law enforcement commenting: “For us, there is no bigger VIP than treating a law enforcement officer.” Dr. Saraf, whose training included significant treatment of foot and ankle trauma, spoke to them about her experiences and readiness to treat traumatic bony and muscle sprains and fractures. CMD is planning additional events and collaboration with the force. Stay tuned!

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The often-quoted number one rule in real estate is “location, location, location,” and the same holds true for impactful Shabbatons. Jamaica Estates was the place to be when the Women’s Division of Emet Outreach hosted their first Shabbos experience there. While Emet regularly welcomes students to Shabbatons, this optimal location meant that many of the girls could spend Shabbos at home in their beloved community. “Hosting a Shabbaton like this was something we’ve wanted to do for a while, especially for the girls who normally can’t get away. Instead of coming to us, we brought the kedusha of a Shabbaton to them,” said Ms. Adina Fendel, Women’s Director. “There was an amazing excitement, and the girls were really proud to be in their community.”