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For Immediate Release: Contact:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1997 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779


The Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council (NEQJCC) and the Chabad of Eastern Queens hold their First Annual Chanukah Menorah lighting, on the First Night of Chanukah, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday evening, December 23, 1997, at the Glen Oaks Shopping Center, north side of Union Turnpike and 257th Street. For more information, call NEQJCC President Corey Bearak at (718) 343-6779.

The holiday ceremony will feature live music and dancing holiday gifts fir kids, edible Chanukah gelt (money), and sufganiyot (donuts).

An association of 20 synagogues and other religious, education, fraternal and community organizations, the NEQJCC covers Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Holliswood, Hollis Hills, Jamaica Estates, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens and Queens Village (north). Council projects include neighborhood development, Jewish continuity, Lay Leadership, social action, fostering intergroup understanding and building a multi-cultural coalition. The Council combats anti-Semitism and discrimination, sponsors forums with major public figures, Jewish cultural events, open discussions with local Rabbis and represents community concerns. The Council publishes a (4-fold 8.5 by 14-inch) brochure, You Can Have It All, touting life in northeast Queens Communities, including a map locating its member synagogues and institutions. The Council's 1998 program includes a Purim Carnival Sunday, March 8 at the Samuel Field Y and its annual Legislative Forum, Sunday, co-sponsored by the Queens Jewish Community, March 22 at the Y. A UJA-Federation beneficiary, the NEQJCC works closely with the QJCC, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York, Metropolitan N.Y. Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty and the Samuel Field Y.



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