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


News Advisory

The Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council [NEQJCC}, together with the Samuel Field/Bay Terrace YM&YWHA, hosts a "Community Wide Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting" on Sunday, December 4, 1994, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., announced NEQJCC President Corey Bearak and Y Executive Vice President Bernard Kimberg. In addition to the Community Menorah Lighting [scheduled for 2:00 p.m.], the annual celebration, at the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck, features workshops and entertainment. Admission is free.

"In addition to the lighting of a Community Menorah, our Chanukah celebration includes Dreidel and Menorah Designing, Chanukah stories, Maccabiah Games, gifts and information on Northeast Queens," advised NEQJCC President Bearak. "Individuals and families interested in northeast Queens, can also obtain information on the neighborhoods served by the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council including synagogues, housing, public schools and yeshivas, health care, shopping, parks and recreation, and transportation.

"Council projects include neighborhood development, fostering intergroup understanding and building a multi-cultural coalition," said Mr. Bearak. The Council covers Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Hollis Hills, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens and Queens Village (north).

The Council combats anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination," advised Executive Director Sharon A. Nadel, who described the Council as an association of community, education, fraternal and religious organizations. "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 the Council's Annual Legislative Breakfast at the Y next March.

A UJA/Federation agency, the NEQJCC works closely with the Queens Jewish Community Council, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York and the Samuel Field/ Bay Terrace Y.

For information, contact Executive Director Sharon Nadel at (718) 225-6750.



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