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For Immediate Release: Contact:
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779

Photos from the Sunday, May 17 Legislative Forum 2009:
"The Race for City Hall´┐Ż 

Held 9:30 a.m. at Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY, the program followed a light breakfast sponsored by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation.  The Speakers: City Comptroller William Thompson and City Council Anthony Avella.  David Seifman, City Hall Bureau Chief for the New York Post served as moderator Corey Bearak, President of the Queens Civic Congress and NEQJCC's chair, served as program chair.  The program was organized by Queens Civic Congress and Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council and hosted by New York Post and its affiliated Community Newspaper Group, The Samuel Field Y, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation, UJA-Federation of New York, Queens Hadassah, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty ("Met Council"), and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.   Assembly Member Mark Weprin, Parker CEO Michael Rosenblut, JCRC Executive Vice President Rabbi Michael Miller and Samuel Field Y Executive Director Steve Goodman delivered greetings prior to the program.  Photos from the Forum follow below


NEQJCC Trustee Ed Harap and Vice President Ethel Levine register guests.  (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Guests enjoy the breakfast buffet courtesy of Parker.   (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Councilman Tony Avella and youths from Temple Beth Sholom.   (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Y CEO Steve Goodman, Community Board 8 Vice Chair Martha Taylor, NEQJCC Chair and Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak, Assembly Member Mark Weprin with daughter Ellie and Comptroller William Thompson


Michael Rosenblut, President and CEO of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation.   (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Assembly Member Mark Weprin delivers greetings.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Rabbi Michael Miller, Executive Vice President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, delivers greetings.     (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Dr. Steven Goodman, NEQJCC Trustee and Executive Vice President of the host facility, The Samuel Field Y, delivers greetings.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Mayoral Candidates William Thompson and Anthony Avella.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Program Moderator David Seifman, City Hall Bureau Chief for the New York Post.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Mayoral Candidate William Thompson delivers opening remarks.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Mayoral Candidate Tony Avella delivers opening remarks.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


A view from the audience.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Mayoral candidate Thompson addresses a question.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Mayoral candidate Avella addresses a question.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Comptroller Thompson speaks to a guest after the forum concluded.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Councilman Avella speaks to a guest after the forum concluded.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


Comptroller Thompson speaks with NEQJCC Vice President Ethel Levine and a guest.    (Photo courtesy of the Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


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