After three years of pandemic restrictions and extra cautiousness about in-person activities, this Shavuos, the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills once again has a full program of activities for men, women, and children, and it is delighted to invite the entire community to participate in them.

On Thursday night, May 25, Rabbi Daniel Rosenfelt and Rabbi Ephraim Glatt will present a full night of intriguing shiurim for men and women, beginning at 11:15 p.m. and running until Shacharis on Friday morning at 4:45 a.m. Topics include “The Power of Milk: The Greatest Friendship Ever Recorded” and “The NBA Playoffs and Marrying a Convert.” Coffee and refreshments will be available for those who require fortification.

On Friday afternoon, May 26, at 4:30 p.m., Rebbetzin Dr. Chana Glatt will present a lecture for women and teenage girls on the topic, “Reversal, Renewal, and Royalty: Lessons from Rus.” The lecture will take place in her home. Please contact the Young Israel office (718-261-9723) for the address.

On Shabbos afternoon at 5:30 p.m., the Young Israel Youth Department’s very popular ice cream party for children will return. This year, the ice cream will be parve and will be accompanied by life-size games and a child-friendly shiur by Rabbi Rosenfelt.

Later that evening, following the 7:15 p.m. Minchah, the shul will hold its annual Dr. Simon Lopata Forum. These forums always feature provocative topics of current interest, and this year’s topic – “A New Way to Make a Shidduch: The Auntie App or Formal Shadchan?” – is no exception. Those who attend will hear from professional shadchan Hindy Laster and learn about a new app currently used in other communities that may help the Orthodox Jewish community make shidduchim.