With summertime nearly behind us, busy school days are the future for community families. On Sunday, August 20, a grand finale was held for Summer Seder, a six-week initiative of Congregation Charm Circle and Chazaq that kept Torah learning strong and vibrant when school was out. The event included inspiring words, soothing tunes, and delicious treats. The diversity of Kew Gardens Hills has been readily apparent for many years, and Summer Seder was no different, with an eclectic mix of Sephardim and Ashkenazim enjoying the beauty of Hashem’s Torah. Each Sunday and Wednesday evening, teens and young professionals commingled over burgers or sushi while expanding their Torah knowledge. As word spread of the program’s success, organizers opted to open its doors to the community and within no time the shul’s seats quickly filled.

The Queens Jewish Community Council (QJCC) has been celebrating Jewish culture every summer for a number of years with a free concert series, Jewish Music Under The Stars. This past Wednesday evening, hundreds came out to watch Yoel Sharabi and his band bring forth the ultimate in Jewish entertainment right here in Queens at Cunningham Park.

Chaverim of Queens and Great Neck held a member’s appreciation barbeque last Monday in Richmond Hill, and applause was felt all around for their amazing work. Steaks, burgers, wings, chicken cutlets, franks, fries, and more were in abundance in the backyard of the Love family home, which once again hosted the annual summer event that, for the first time, included live music, waiter service, and a mixologist.

Event at Cunningham Park draws hundreds To Hear Mizrachi Phenom

International singing sensation Avi Perets masterfully concluded the The Queens Jewish Community Council’s Jewish Music Under The Stars summer concert series. The free program, held on Wednesday evening, August 23, attracted many more hundreds than the week prior, proving a love for classic and contemporary Jewish music.

“I am convinced that men hate each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t know each other because they don’t communicate with each other, and they don’t communicate with each other because they are separated from each other.”