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For Immediate Release: Contact:
Monday, March 28, 1994 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779


Harold Baron,  President of the Queens Jewish Community Council (QJCC,) and Corey B. Bearak,  President of the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council (NEQJCC) announced the 1994 Legislative Forum, hosted by the two Councils, featuring NYC Board of Education President Carol Gresser, on Sunday, April 17.  The event co-sponsored by Samuel Field/Bay Terrace YM&YWHA, will be held  from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the "Y", 58-20 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck. A light breakfast will be served.

Admission is free.  Those wishing to attend are required to make reservations by April 10.  Call the QJCC at (718) 544-9033 or the NEQJCC @ at 225-6750 x 247.  Baby sitting is available for those who make advance reservations.  legislators who represent the Borough of Queens have been invited.

Mr. Baron said: "Our program also includes an opportunity for a dialogue between Mrs. Gresser and the community on education issues.  Current issues include proposals to restructure 110 Livingston Street and the debate over the number of administrators needed in the central bureaucracy."

Mr. Bearak, a former member of Community School Board 26, stated: "The education community respects Mrs. Gresser for her support for breaking up the central bureaucracy and creating streamlined borough board of education.  We know Carol as a PTA President, school volunteer and leader in youth, senior and environmental activities."

QJCC Executive Director Manny Behar added: "This forum presents an important opportunity to show decision-makes of the strength and unity of the Queens Jewish Community."  NEQJCC Executive Director Sharon Nadel, a PTA co-president in School District 26, noted: "By coming out on April 17, we can be sure that our voices will be heard when critical decisions that impact our community are made."

"An association of community, education, fraternal and religious organizations, the NEQJCC's area currently extends from Bay Terrace through Queens Village," advised Mr. Bearak.  "Council projects include neighborhood development and building a multicultural coalition.  The Council also combats anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination.  It also sponsors forums with major public figures, Jewish cultural events, open discussions with local rabbis, and represents community concerns."  Upcoming events include a Community -wide safety fair.

The QJCC represents over 99 synagogues and other Jewish organizations in the borough.  In addition to providing a major voice for the Jewish community, it provides social services borough-wide.



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