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For Immediate Release: Contact:
MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1997 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779


The Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council [NEQJCC] unanimously re-elected Corey B. Bearak [Temple Sholom] to an unprecedented seventh term as President. At a meeting last month [Monday, May 5, 1997] at t Temple Sholom in Floral Park, delegates also re-elected First Vice President Joseph Varon [Young Israel of New Hyde Park & Queens Jewish Committee on Scouting], Second Vice President Susan Fogel [Young Israel of Windsor Park], Third Vice President Helene Zaro [Bell Park Jewish Center], Treasurer Max Singer [Marathon Jewish Community Center]and Secretary Marcia Federman [Jewish Center of Bayside Hills].

Mr. Bearak, an attorney with experience in state and city government, works as Counsel/Chief of Staff to Councilman Sheldon Leffler who chairs the Council's Public Safety Committee. Under Mr. Bearak's leadership, the NEQJCC expanded from 14 to 19 synagogues. The Council includes a UM&YWHA, a yeshiva and other Jewish institutions and organizations. During his tenure, the the Council set up Jewish Continuity and Neighborhood Development programs, created a Lay Leadership Committee and, with the Samuel Field Y,established N'areinu Hebrew High School. He also helped found the Northern Queens Health Coalition.
The NEQJCC covers Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, part of Jamaica Estates, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens and Queens Village (north). For information, contact Executive Director Sharon Nadel at (718) 225-6750.

Installed this Spring to a second term as Vice President of the Queens Jewish Community Council, Mr. Bearak also co-chairs the Federation of Civic Councils of the Borough of Queens and continues as President of the North Bellerose Civic Association and Vice President of the Eastern Queens Civic Council. Mr. Bearak previously served on Community School Board 26 and Community Board 13.
Corey serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Hofstra University School of Law Alumni Association.

The President of the northeast Queens-based Queens County Line Democratic Association, Mr. Bearak also served on the Board of the Eastern Queens Democratic Club and is a member of the Jefferson Democratic Club of Flushing, United for Progress Democratic Club, Democrats for New Politics and the New Century Democratic Association. He combines his Jewish and political activism on the National Board of the National Jewish Democratic Council [NJDC] and the board of its New York State Chapter.

With his wife, Rachelle, Corey resides in Bellerose home with ten-year-old Jonathan and eight-year-old Marisa. The Bearaks are congregants of Temple Sholom, a liberal Reform synagogue in Floral Park where Corey served as Vice President and Brotherhood Presidents and its active in its School Board and PTA. Mr. Bearak will be honored for Community Service by the Young Israel of New Hyde Park later this month.

Other council projects include 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 the Council's installation of officers, Sunday, October 19, a Chanukah Concert/Party Sunday, December 14, a Purim Carnival, Sunday, March 8 (at the Samuel Field Y) and Legislative Forum '98 (at the Samuel Field Y), co-sponsored by the Queens Jewish Community Council.

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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