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For Immediate Release: Contact:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2008 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779


Jewish community organizations and agencies joined - Councilman David Weprin, State Senators Frank Padavan and Tony Stavisky, and Assembly Member Mark Weprin - to kick off the Fourth Annual "Harmony initiative Fall Food Drive," Sunday, September 21, 2008, at the Samuel Field Y, announced Chairman Corey Bearak and President Jack Friedman of the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council (NEQJCC), which organized the program. The month long drive runs through October 17. "We want to fight hidden hunger in the community," stated Mr. Bearak who noted food donations may dropped off at the Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck

"As the largest regional Jewish community council in the Greater New York area, NEQJCC is proud to sponsor this program with the Samuel Field/Bay Terrace Y, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, UJA-Federation of New York, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and our elected officials," stated Mr. Friedman. "We encourage donat ions of unopened non-perishable foods such as baby food, beans, pasta, rice, canned food at collection points through out northeast Queens -- including the Samuel Field Y -- and adjoining communities," said NEQJCC Executive Director Gail Eisenberg who organized participation.  Additional dropoff sites include Parker and the following NEQJCC member synagogues  (list in formation): Bay Terrace Jewish Center, Bellerose Jewish Center, Hillcrest Jewish Center, Israel Center of Conservative Judaism, Marathon Jewish Center, Temple Torah, Whitestone Hebrew Centre, Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, and Young Israel of New Hyde Park

"Samuel Field Y is proud to partner with Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council, [UJA-] Federation and our electeds to help those in our community most in need.," said Dr. Steve Goodman, Executive Vice President of the �Y�, which hosted its annual "Family Fun Day following the Hi Food Drive Kickoff.

For Information call NEQJCC Executive Director Gail Eisenberg at (718) 225-6750 x247, or email Gail@northeastqueensjewish.org


Left to Right: State Senator Frank Padavan, Samuel Field Y Executive Director and NEQJCC Trustee Steve Goodman, City Councilman David Weprin, NEQJCC Chairman Corey Bearak, NEQJCC Vice President Ethel Levine, Assembly Member Mark Weprin,  NEQJCC Vice President Corinne Steel, State Senator  Tony Stavisky and NEQJCC Executive Director Gail EisenbergJeffrey Gurdus.  (Photo courtesy of Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)




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