On Wednesday evening, June 29, the Queens community, local rabbanim, and local politicians gathered to bid farewell to the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the Young Israel of Hillcrest, Rabbi Dr. Richard Weiss and Rebbetzin Adina Weiss, who are leaving the shul after 17 years. The Weisses will be moving to Woodmere, and Rabbi Weiss will be working with Yeshiva University, mentoring students entering college on track to go to Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

If you could do something that would totally change your life in a positive way, would you do it? Merkaz Daf Yomi (MDY) is not just another learning program. It’s a life changer.” On Tuesday evening, July 5, Rabbi Yaniv Meirov, Operations Manager of Chazaq, interviewed Rabbi Eli Stefansky, Director of MDY, virtually. Rabbi Meirov shared that MDY has had a huge impact on him and he recommends it to everyone.

On Thursday evening, June 23, Rabbi Yaakov Mizrahi, well-known speaker, shared an inspiring live lecture on behalf of Chazaq at the Beth Gavriel Center to a large crowd of young professionals. Rabbi Mizrahi shared that the three parshiyos we read at this time of the year reveal unfortunate events for the Jewish people. How are the three linked together?