Colors: Blue Color

Network Ambassadors Program Leads Campus Visits for Legislators to Foster Awareness of Nonpublic School Education

The Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) and leaders representing Teach NYS, an education advocacy group and division of the Orthodox Union’s Teach Coalition, recently hosted New York State Senator Leroy Comrie at a visit to the school.

Laughter and smiles filled the Simchah Hall at Yeshivas Ohr HaChaim for the annual Purim mesibah. Bachurim clad in unique costumes, wigs, and hats joined alongside hanhalas haYeshivah for the enthusiastic festivities that included the leibedik music of Yossi Cohen. The talmidim were joined by Rav Doniel Lander, Rosh HaYeshivah, Rav Mordechai Finkelman, Mashgiach Ruchani, and Rabbi Yehoshua Weiss, a magid shiur. In the spirit of Purim, all joined in fast-paced rekidos, staples of a yeshivah mesibah.

Purim 2023 at the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates saw the community’s largest and most festive celebration ever! Purim night saw three packed minyanim for Megillah reading for all ages with Rabbi Dr. Dov Lerner presiding in the main sanctuary! An outdoor petting zoo and “Mordechai Pony Ride” sponsored by All My Children Daycare greeted young children as they arrived.

In this week’s parshah, parshiyos VaYakhel-P’kudei, Moshe Rabbeinu gathers B’nei Yisrael to tell them about the construction of the Mishkan (the Tabernacle). This appears somewhat strange, for at no other time when Moshe Rabbeinu conveyed a mitzvah does the Torah tell us that he gathered all the people together.