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For Immediate Release: Contact:
SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010 Corey Bearak
(Posted 5-26-10; updated 6-28-10) (718) 343-6779

Photos of
Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council Member Organizations Marching in the 2010 Salute to Israel Parade,
Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 10 Sivan 5770

Northeast Queens Vice Presidents Corinne Steel and Ethel Levine and delegate Jeff Berzon led a group of several hundred marchers - considerably more than last year at the Salute to Israel Parade that ran from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on 5th Avenue, from 57th to 79th Streets, Manhattan.   This year's theme, "Israel - The reel deal." Watch this site for additional posts and narratives.

I posted this text as a comments (responding) to a Jewish Week editorial suggesting a lack of participation in the parade by non-Modern Orthodox Jews: "An association of synagogues and other religious, education, fraternal and community organizations that runs the gamut  from Reform to ultra-Orthodox and everything in between, the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council (NEQJCC)  was proud to again include a contingent of synagogues that marched in the Salute to Israel Parade.  Since most members of our Orthodox congregations participate through local Yeshivot, our contingent generally includes (but not exclusively) members from Conservative and Reform schuls.  Our council 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)." - Corey Bearak   

Below is the Award, NEQJCC, received from the Salute to Israel Parade.  Click the image to view full size.

Photos that follow are all courtesy of Joseph Levine, NEQJCC. 

Hillcrest Jewish Center

Assembling our banner.  Past-President Joe Varon at left.

A Northeast Queens JCC banner leads our contingent

sea of orange- the marchers from Northeast Queens

Marchers carry our Israel banner

A view of our banner with our parade banner (designed and made in northeast Queens of course) in sequence

Bay Terrace Jewish Center

Marchers include at left Trustee Ed Harap (Bell Park Jewish Center) 

Hillcrest Jewish Center

Hillcrest Jewish Center marchers including at left NEQJC 2nd VP Ethel Levine

more marchers

Israel Center of Conservative Judaism

Little Neck Jewish Center's parade banner

Marathon Jewish Community Center

Oakland Jewish Center

Young marchers enjoying

Temple Tikveh's parade banner

Whitestone Hebrew Centre with its parade banner

A view again from the front of the our contingent

No doubt more than a few marchers from Northeast Queens!

Little Neck Jewish Center

Marathon Jewish Community Center's parade banner

A sea of Marchers from Northeast Queens

Whitestone Hebrew Centre 

a close-up of the Whitestone Hebrew Centre parade banner

The back of our banner

nearing the end of the route.

Happy marchers

See photos from the 2009 Parade

See the photos from the 2008 Parade.

See the photos from the 2007 Parade.

See the photos from the 2006 Parade.

See the photos from the 2005 Parade.

See the photos from the 2004 Parade.



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