Colors: Blue Color

On Shabbos, October 25, Parshas B’reishis, the Yeshiva of Central Queens JHS boys went to the Raleigh Hotel in upstate New York for their annual Shabbaton. All the boys participated in pre-Shabbos ruach, led by the Schnitzel Guys, which included singing and dancing. After the conclusion of pre-Shabbos ruach, the boys davened Minchah and Maariv, followed by a wonderful learning session that the kids had with their rebbeim.

In the summer, community women approach Mrs. Shifra Witty, President of the Erna Lindenfeld Hachnosas Kallah Fund, to ask when the Hachnosas Kallah Tea is going to take place this year. All year long, women anticipate this exciting annual event in Queens. The event always takes place at the Electchester Electrical Building, which is the only place large enough to accommodate the 500 women who attend each year. As always, women of all ages come together to support this worthy organization and to enjoy a fun evening of entertainment, as well.

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force)

 The Shalom Task Force Confidential Hotline phone rang. Esther was calling from work. After a particularly terrible weekend she had finally found a safe place and time to call. They were the model family. They were recently honored by their shul, their children attend the local yeshiva and perform well at school, they have guests at their Shabbat and Yom Tov table and participate in community life.

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 Reva and Danny Judas were away from home when their newborn son died suddenly after living only 12 hours. No one knew what do. “I was in shock, devastated. My father is a rabbi, but this was never something that was covered in his training,” said Reva. “The rest of our family, friends, the community—no one had ever experienced this before. They didn’t know what to say or do.” Together, Reva and Danny navigated the difficult choices of choosing a name for the baby and arranging for burial. Then they returned home to grieve alone.

There are few times during the year that are busier for Roshei Yeshiva and Poskim than the week before Rosh Hashanah. Nevertheless, leading luminaries such as HaGaon HaRav Yeruchem Olshin, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govohah of Lakewood, shlita, the Biala Rebbe, shlita, HaGaon HaRav Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Mir Yerushalayim, the well-known Sephardic Rosh Yeshiva and Mekubal, HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Hillel, shlita as well as the children and talmidim of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Wosner, zt”l, and HaGaon HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman, zt”l, cleared their schedules and opened their homes the week before Rosh Hashanah to participate in the siyum of Chelek Daled of Mishnah Berurah and the start of Chelek Hei.

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