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For Immediate Release: Contact:
MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1995 Corey Bearak         or      Sharon Nadel
(718) 343-6779          (718) 225-6750 


Corey B. Bearak, a Bellerose attorney, was unanimously re-elected as President of the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council [NEQJCC] at a meeting last week [Monday, June 12, 1995] at the Samuel Field YM&YWHA in Little Neck.  Mr. Bearak, an attorney with experience in state and city government, will serve an unprecedented fifth term as NEQJCC President.

In addition to Mr. Bearak [Temple Sholom], the re-elected officers include First Vice President Joseph Varon [Young Israel of New Hyde Park & Queens Jewish Committee on Scouting], Secretary Marcia Federman [Queens Jewish Community Council & Jewish Center of Bayside Hills] and Treasurer Anne Kirsch [Queens Haddassah].  The NEQJCC elected Third Vice President Susan Fogel [Young Israel of Windsor Park] as Second Vice President and Helene Zaro [Bell Park Jewish Center]  as Third Vice President.

Mr. Bearak works as Counsel/ Chief of Staff to Councilman Sheldon Leffler who chairs the Council's Public Safety Committee.  Mr. Bearak served on Community School Board 26 from 1989 to June, 1993 and on Community Board 13 from 1980 to 1988.  He also serves the borough's Queens Jewish Community Council as Vice President.  In addition, Mr. Bearak is President of the North Bellerose Civic Association, Vice President of the Eastern Queens Civic Council, steering committee member of QUEST [Queens United to Explore Secession Tomorrow], President of the Queens County Line Democratic Association and a National Board  member of the National Jewish Democratic Council [NJDC] and Democratic Action Chair of NJDC's New York State Chapter.

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

A UJA/Federation beneficiary, 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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