On Sunday, September 18, the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills held an incredible event, Family Fun Day, to kickstart the schoolyear. The community-wide event was open to families of all ages, free of charge, and offered bounce houses, balloon twisting, face-painting, popcorn, and cotton candy.  Pizza, snacks, and drinks were made available as well.  The first hour-and-a-half allowed participants to partake in these activities, while the event culminated in an engaging magic show for the children. Many participants had the opportunity to meet Rabbi Daniel Rosenfelt, the new rabbi of the shul, and his wife Rebbetzin Amanda Rosenfelt, along with their beautiful family. The highly successful event filled the large simcha hall with families from throughout the community, and the shul was bursting with smiles across the board.

The Young Israel thanks the families who sponsored, contributed, and volunteered their time to execute such a successful event, including the Baram, Faska, Fried, Langbaum, Maurer, Simantov, Small, Presworsky, and Wurtzel families. 

Family Fun Day is just the first of many events that the shul plans to host this year, as the newly-formed YIKGH Events Committee has created an exciting calendar of the events for both children and adults, and we encourage you to check them out. For questions about specific events, please feel free to email Eliana Langbaum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..