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For Immediate Release: Contact:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1998 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779

Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council & Chabad Host Menorah in Glen Oaks

The Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council (NEQJCC) and the Chabad of Eastern Queens hold their Second Annual Chanukah Menorah lighting, on the First Night of Chanukah, 6:30 p.m., Sunday evening, December 13, 1998, 24 Kislev 5759, at the Glen Oaks Shopping Center, north side of Union Turnpike and 257th Street.  For more information, call (718) 225-6750x247.

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 1999 program includes a Purim Concert produced by the Queens Jewish Community Council (QJCC) Saturday, February 27,  a Purim Carnival Sunday, February 28  at the Samuel Field Y and  its annual Legislative Forum, Sunday, co-sponsored by the Queens Jewish Community, March 14 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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