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For Immediate Release: Contact:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2005 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779


News Advisory

�Join the the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council (NEQJCC) and Chabad-Lubavitch of Eastern Queens for the lighting of the largest Menorah in Queens, on the Sixth Night of Chanukah, 5:30 p.m., Sunday evening, December 25, 2005, 24 Kislev 5766, at the Chabad House, 211-05 Union Turnpike in Hollis Hills, announced NEQJCC Executive Chair Corey Bearak and President Jeff Gurdus.� "Light Up The Night" A Spectacular Chanukah Celebration, their Ninth Annual Chanukah Menorah lighting, features music and dancing, hot latkes (potato pancakes) and fresh sufganiot (jelly donuts), and dreidels and chocolate Chanukah gelt for all children.

�"The Council appreciates the efforts of Rabbi Yerachmiel Zalmonov for coordinating this important community event," stated Mr. Bearak.� "This location offers many opportunities for community members, travelers and passersby to view our community Chanukah Menorah."� For more information call (718) 464-0778.

Mr. Bearak) said NEQJCC, an association of 30 synagogues and other religious, education, fraternal and community organizations, covers Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hillcrest, Holliswood, Hollis Hills, Jamaica Estates, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens and Queens Village (north).��

"Our projects include neighborhood development, Jewish continuity, Lay Leadership, social action, fostering intergroup understanding and building a multi-cultural coalition," said Mr. Bearak.� "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."�� Its website- www.northeastqueensjewish.org - features a community calendar a downloaded brochure and links to its member organization websites.

Mr. Gurdus said annual programs include Installation of Officers and Awards Reception sponsored by each fall by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, a Pre- Passover Food Drive, a Fall Food and Clothing Drive sponsored by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, and a Purim Carnival at the Samuel Field YM&YWHA (Sunday, March 12, 2006). Each Spring, the Council holds its Annual Legislative Forum, co-sponsored by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, and Queens Region-Hadassah, at the Samuel Field YM&YWHA (Sunday, April 2, 2005).�

A beneficiary of UJA-Federation, the NEQJCC works closely with the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty ("Met Council"), Samuel Field/Bay Terrace YM&YWHA, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Queens Region-Hadassah and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York, noted Executive Director Gail Eisenberg who can be reached at (718) 225-6750 x247 or via email at gail@northeastqueensjewish.org



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