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For Immediate Release: Contact:
Friday, March 22, 1996 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779


News Advisory

N'areinu Hebrew High School students will be helping less fortunate new Yorkers the next two Sundays, announced Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council President [NEQJCC} Corey Bearak. N'areinu Hebrew High School, together with students from the confirmation class of Temple Sholom, will serve as volunteer staff at the Orthodox Hebrew Institute of Riverdale's March 24, 1996 Special Friends model Seder for developmentally and physically challenged teens and young adults. On Sunday, March 31, N'areinu Hebrew High School students will live the precept that "All of Israel is responsible for the other" In their mitzvah project right before Passover, N'areinu students will be delivering Passover food packages to homebound and frail Jewish families though Project HOPE at the Flushing B'nai B'rith House. For more information, contact Sharon Kalker, NEQJCC Director of Jewish Continuity at the Samuel Field YM&YWHA at 225-6750, ext. 278.

N'areinu Hebrew High School, a cross denominational, community-based Hebrew High School, sponsored by the NEQJCC and the "Y", sponsors monthly chessed projects - programs that emulate acts of lovingkindness. The NEQJCC and Y established N'areinu, at the suggestion of NEQJCC Rabbis, under a Jewish continuity grant from UJA-Federation.

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 events include a Community-Wide Safety Fair.

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.

The Samuel Field YM-YWHA, a not for profit Jewish social service organization, provides a comprehensive program of social services and education, recreation and Jewish culture for families, children, teenagers, single parents, adults and seniors, primarily residing in northeast Queens and Great Neck, regardless of race, creed or religion. The Y's commitment to the needs of special populations include quality programs for the mentally retarded. the learning and developmentally disabled, people suffering from dementia and related memory disorders and a mental health service for older adults experiencing emotional and psychological disorders.



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