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For Immediate Release: Contact:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1999 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779


The Queens and Northeast Queens Jewish Community Councils (QJCC & NEQJCC) host a FREE Pre-Purim Concert Spectacular featuring "Shlock Rock" in an evening of Jewish and Israeli popular music after Shabbos, Saturday evening, February 27, 1999 - 11 Adar 5759, at 8:30 p.m. at Martin Van Buren High School, Hillside Avenue at 232nd Street in Queens Village, announced QJCC President Harold Baron and NEQJCC Chair Corey Bearak.

International recording artists "Shlock Rock" featuring lead vocalist Lenny Solomon has performed to wide acclaim in the United States, Canada, Israel, Australia and South America and stands alone as the only rock band centered exclusively on the theme of Judaism. It performs songs based on popular rock songs, penned by band leader Lenny Solomon, with Jewish, Judaic and Torah content. SCHLOCK ROCK�s many songs vary in nature from mostly satirical to the more traditional. These include Ba Ba Ba Barbenell, I Love That Old Time Torah Scroll, My Menorah, Under the Chuppah, Born in the USA-Making Aliya Today, We Have A Strong Desire, Be True to your Shul. For more information, contact the QJCC at (718) 544-9033 or call (718) 225-6750x247.

In addition to this concert produced by the QJCC and also sponsored by Queens Borough President Claire Shulman and the Samuel Field YM&YMHA, the NEQJCC's 1999 program includes a Purim Carnival, Sunday, February 28 at the Samuel Field Y and its annual Legislative Forum, also co-sponsored by the QJCC, Sunday, March 14 at the Y.

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. 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.

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 commitments 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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