The family fun has been ongoing all winter long at the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates. This past Motza’ei Shabbos, they wrapped up their winter season of Parent-Child Learning. Parents and grandparents come with their children and study in the newly refurbished beis midrash. Source material for the parshah is provided for those looking for deeper meaning, while others bring this week’s assignments. YIJE’s mara d’asra, Rabbi Dov Lerner, is on hand for anyone needing assistance or insight. The evening highlight is the pizza and raffles afterwards, where everyone is a winner!

Who can forget YIJE’s wonderful Monthly Mitzvah Morning?! Thanks to all who joined us on Sunday for Family Mitzvah Morning! Forty bracelets and gift packs were handmade and will be donated to Northwell Health Center for Hope. The Center for HOPE (Healing, Opportunity, Perseverance, Enlightenment) provides a place where children and families receive support and help through developmentally age-appropriate groups and short-term counseling free of charge. This mitzvah morning was sponsored in memory of Moshe Ben-Zur z”l. Stay tuned for details about the next family mitzvah morning ! Sponsors are always needed! (Please visit