Colors: Blue Color

Fleetwood Synagogue started the fun early with a festive pre-Chanukah bash on Sunday, December 15. Kids participated in various Chanukah-themed games and crafts, followed by supper and a stuff-your-own-sufganiyot station. Kids and adults alike enjoyed using candy syringes to fill their doughnuts with custard, frosting, and, of course, jelly, and topped them with mounds of sprinkles and icing. Everyone went home with a goody bag (and a sugar high!). Dreidels were spun and much gelt changed hands.

For six straight years, Riki Deutscher and Yelli Koenig have teamed up to bring the Kew Gardens Hills community a warm and delightful Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society pre-auction event. Although the hosts never asked for recognition or applause, it is appropriate to acknowledge that the evening was hosted at the Koenig residence and dedicated in memory of Deutscher’s mother, Raizel Rivkah bas R’ Moshe Yechiel a”h. Together they rallied the women of our community in unison, to respond to those hit with sudden misfortunate. Since 1997, RCCS has been on a mission to help suffering Jewish families. This year’s auction, The Mission, was designed with a mysterious adventure in search of hope.