On Tuesday evening, February 8, the Navigating the Medical System Lecture Series, hosted by Congregation Etz Chaim, presented an informative virtual lecture on liver disease. Dr. Mel Breite, Founder and Director of the Navigating the Medical System Lecture Series, shared that screening for colon cancer is now recommended for those 45 and over and it’s a 100% avoidable disease. He noted that everyone receives blood tests when they have a check-up, and in the metabolic profile there is a liver test. A lot of people receive abnormal results on that test. He then introduced the featured speaker, Dr. Constantine Fisher, MD, attending gastroenterologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital.

On Tuesday evening, January 17, “Tuesday Timely Torah Talks” featured Rabbi Ashie Schreier of the Young Israel of Forest Hills. Rabbi Schreier is also on staff at Caring Professionals Home Care. Rabbi Yaniv Meirov, Operations Manager of Chazaq, welcomed everyone and shared how our goal is to look at the world through the prism of Torah and to bring the Torah into our lives. He asked Rabbi Schreier how we can keep our previous mistakes from pulling us down.

On Thursday evening, December 23, Chazaq hosted an event at Congregation Bet-El in Jamaica Estates with Rebbetzin Slovie Jungreis Wolff, author, lecturer, and daughter of the famous Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis a”h, on how to deal with pain and loss through the power of emunah. The shiur was given in memory of Liel Dinah bas Efrayim, a very special young lady who was tragically killed recently in a car accident.

Chazaq and Chickens for Shabbos hosted a new series on “Let’s Be Our Best with Rabbi Lazer Brody,” author and inspirational speaker. Rabbi Brody shared a virtual shiur on Motza’ei Shabbos, January 29, on focusing on a goal. “The difference between people who succeed and those who don’t is those who do are totally focused on their goal. Those who don’t succeed don’t have a specific goal in mind. There’s an expression in English, “pastime.” This means no purpose. Any marksman or archer knows that to hit the bullseye you need to be honed in and focused on the target. You need total concentration.