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MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1992 Corey Bearak
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The Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council honored City Comptroller Elizabeth Holtzman and Past President Dr. Arnold Honig at the installation this past Sunday, January 12, 1992, of its President, Corey B. Bearak, by City Council Public Safety Chair Sheldon S. Leffler. In addition to remarks by Comptroller Holtzman, Dr. Honig, Councilman Leffler and Mr. Bearak, some 250 members of northeast Queens synagogues, other Jewish organizations and other friends of the Council, gathered at Temple Sholom in Floral Park, heard from City Council President Andrew J. Stein and Temple Sholom Rabbi Paula Winnig. City Council Deputy Majority Leader Archie Spigner, District Leaders Chet Szarejko and Jim Wrynn, Community Board 13 chair Sue Noreika and several of Mr. Bearak's colleagues from Community School Board 26 (Steve Barlow, Irene Mulhall and Sharon Maurer also attended. The Temple Sholom choir, under the direction of Cantor Kay Greenwald performed The Star-spangled Banner, Hatikvah and other selections and Scout Troop 613 of the Young Israel of Windsor Park performed the Colorguard.

Dr. Honig presented Comptroller Holtzman "The Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council Special Award in recognition of extraordinary efforts in the fight against anti-Semitism". Mr. Bearak then presented Dr. Honig, NEQJCC President from 1989-1991, an award for "special service to our community". Mr. Bearak then invited Mr. Stein, a surprise (but invited) guest, to address the audience, which also included such community leaders as, Civil Court Judge George Heymann, Queens Village Civic Association President Mary Parella, Parkside Civic Association President Emma Eberlin, Temple Sholom President Dale Demner, Rabbi Meyer Bilitzky of the Young Israel of New Hyde Park, Rabbi Murray Stadmauer of the Bayside Hills Jewish Center, Jonathan Ridgeway of the Little Neck Community Association, Lois Marbach of the Queens Coalition for Political Alternatives, Lynda Spielman (former Community Board 7 chair) and a delegation from Americans of Italian Heritage, Joseph Aidala of the North Bellerose Civic Association (of which Mr. Bearak is also President), Agnes Adachi who worked with Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest and chairs a New York Committee to determine his whereabouts, former Community Board 8 chair Al Daly, Glen Oaks Tenants Association President Bernice Siegal, Councilman Spigner-aide Joseph Goldbloom, Samuel Field YM-YWHA Executive Director Bernard Kimberg, Queens Jewish Community Council President Abraham Hecht and Executive Director Max Schoenbrot, Oscar Berenberg and Bernard Brandt of the Lost Community Civic Association, Marathon Jewish Center Past-President Harold Ziplowitz, Stein-aide Nancy Levine, Holtzman-aide Manny Behar, Alan Gershuny representing Congressman Gary L. Ackerman, Jim Kelty and Don Sileo of the Fire Marshals Benevolent Association, Ruth Botwinik of the Jewish Teachers Association, former Community School Board 26 member Marylen Daly and Matt Hoishman, Regional Vice President of the Long Island/ Empire Region of the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods. Joseph M. Varon chaired the extremely successful function.

In addition to Mr. Bearak, an attorney with experience in state and city government and a Member of Community School Board 26, the officers installed included First Vice President Marcia Federman, Second Vice President Gladys Rand, Recording Secretary Vita Barth, Corresponding Secretary Al Levy and Treasurer Anne Kirsch.

An association of community, education, fraternal and religious organizations, the NEQJCC's area currently extends from Bay Terrace through Queens Village. Its activities include sponsorship of political forums with major public figures such as Police Commissioner Lee Brown and New York Chief Judge Sol Wachtler, combating anti-Semitism, Jewish cultural events, an annual Health Expo, the welfare of immigrant Jews, open discussions with local Rabbis, a Bikur Cholim Society, and representing community concerns.



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