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.

On Sunday evening, January 9, Dr. Norman Blumenthal, PhD, Director of Trauma, Bereavement, and Crisis Intervention at OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services, and Education Director of the Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon and S’michah Honors Program at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), spoke at a community-wide virtual event sponsored by the Vaad Harabonim of Queens, Ohel, and Nefesh.