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MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 1994 Corey Bearak         or      Sharon Nadel
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Governor Mario M. Cuomo's Director of Criminal Justice, Richard H. Girgenti, delivered the keynote address at the installation of Corey B. Bearak to a third term as President of the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council [NEQJCC], this past Sunday morning, January 23, 1994 at Bellerose Jewish Center in Floral Park.  Mr. Bearak presented the NEQJCC's award for "Distinguished Service to the Northeast Queens Community" to Anne Lupkin.  Queens Borough President Claire Shulman performed the installation of the NEQJCC's officers and honored Mrs. Lupkin, a Bayside resident and former NEQJCC Executive Director.  City Councilman Sheldon S. Leffler, chair of the Council's Public Safety Committee, introduced Mr. Girgenti.

Mrs. Shulman praised Mr. Bearak's leadership and contributions to Queens, noting his involvement with many community and civic organizations.  In addition to Mr. Bearak, who serves as Counsel/ Chief of Staff to Councilman Leffler, the Borough President installed Joseph M. Varon as First Vice President, Al Levy as Second Vice President, Anne Kirsch as Third Vice President, Marcia Federman as Recording Secretary and Susan Fogel as Treasurer.  Mr. Varon chaired the Installation Committee which included Helene Zaro, Milton Prane and Max Singer.
Mrs. Lupkin joined the Council over five years ago.  She currently serves as Director of Adult Education at the Samuel Field/ Bay Terrace YM & YWHA and as NEQJCC Executive Director Emeritus.

Elected officials, their representatives and many community leaders attended the installation, including Assembly Members Brain McLaughlin and Douglas Prescott; Suri Kasirer, Assistant to Governor Cuomo; Carmine Perrotta, Vice-Chair, NYS Workers Compensation Board; Democratic District Leaders Honey Miller, Henry McCoy and Sandra Pringle; Community School Board 26 Members Sharon Maurer, Steven Barlow and Irene Mulhall; Juda Engelmayer representing State Comptroller Carl McCall; Jeff Wiesenfeld, Executive Assistant, Senator Alfonse D'Amato; Susan Burstein  Representing Queens District Attorney Richard Brown; Rabbi Robert Kaplan, Director, Intergroup Relations & Community Concerns, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York; William Rapfogel, Executive Director, Metropolitan Jewish Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty; President Harold Baron and Executive Director Manny Behar of the Queens Jewish Community Council; former Judge and City Investigations Commissioner Stanley Lupkin; Community Board 13 Chair Sue Noreika; Community Board 8 Chair and Queens Purim Parade Chair Alvin Warshaviak; Joseph Goldbloom, Chief of Staff to City Council Deputy Majority Leader Archie Spigner; Michael Rogovin, Assistant Counsel to Borough President Shulman; Bernice Siegal, President, Glen Oaks Tenants Association; Susan Seinfeld, President, P.S. 115 P.T.A.; Felicia Putter, Past-President, Mid Queens Youth Alliance; Lt. David Nadel, NYC Police Department Liaison to the Jewish Community; State Committee Members Katherine Glover and Art Nitzburg; Former Democratic District Leader Jim Wrynn; Albert Greenblatt, President, Eastern Queens Civic Council; Dr. Arnold Honig, Past-President, NEQJCC; Executive Vice President Bernard Kimberg, Associate Executive Director Joan Wachtler and Assistant Directors Mady Caslow and Steven Goodman, Samuel Field/ Bay Terrace Y; Byron Dresner, President, and Paul Engel, Executive Director, Flushing Jewish Community Council; Rabbi Jerome Dattelkramer, Bellerose Jewish Center; Rabbi Joshua Hertzberg, Jewish Center of Bayside Oaks; Phyllis Pullman, President, Jewish Teachers Association; Penny Laforest, Queens League of United Tenants ["Qlout"]; David Bogart, President, Bellerose Jewish Center; Gerald Yavarkoskey, President, Bell Park Jewish Center; Dan Wiko, President, Bay Terrace Jewish Center; Dr. Howard Lerner, President, Young Israel of New Hyde Park; Stan Israel, President, Correction Officers Benevolent Association; Matt Hoishman, Vice President, LI-Empire Region, National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods; Joseph Varon, Chair, Queens Jewish Committee on Scouting; Sharon Nadel, President, P.S. 221 P.T.A.; Helene Zaro, Former Community School Board 26 member; S. Gary Schiller, Commander, Jewish War Veterans; Maurice Garcia, Hispanos Unidos of Queens Village; Barney Aquilino, President, Rocky Hill Civic Association; Rose Daddario, Creedmoor Civic Association; Ed Harap, Queens Village Civic Association; Milton Prane, Max Singer and Violet Katz, PNAI [Parents of North American Israelis]; Seymour Gothelf, Presodent, Eastern Queens Democratic Club; United For Progress Democratic Club; Queens County Line Democratic Association; Dr. Sachi Dastidar, South Asia Forum; and Morshed Alam, Executive Director, American Bangladesh Friednship Association of North America.

An association of religious, education, fraternal and community organizations, the NEQJCC covers Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Hollis Hills, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens and Queens Village (north).

Council projects include neighborhood development, fostering intergroup understanding and building a multi-cultural coalition. The Council combats anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination.  The NEQJCC also sponsors forums with major public figures, Jewish Cultural events, open discussions with local Rabbis and represents community concerns.

Upcoming Northeast Queens Jewish Community projects and events include a Community-Wide Safety Fair and the Council's Annual Legislative Breakfast, co-sponsored by the Queens Jewish Community Council, which will feature Board of Education President Carol Gresser on April 17 at the Samuel Field Y.

A UJA/Federation agency, the NEQJCC works closely with the Queens Jewish Community Council, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York, the Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty and the Samuel Field/ Bay Terrace YM-YWHA.



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