Colors: Blue Color

On Tuesday, January 3, the Chazaq Organization was proud to have hosted Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel of America at the Chazaq Headquarters.

Rabbi Zwiebel met with Chazaq’s President Rabbi Yaniv Meirov about the history, present, and future of the organization and all of the important work they do.

Monday evenings have meant a symphony of sounds at the Emet Center. The music was courtesy of the latest 9-week semester of Step Into Prayer, the Women’s Division program that combines classes about tefilah with teaching heartfelt Jewish songs. “We started this initiative two years ago because it’s integral to Yiddishkeit to be able to connect to Hashem through song,” said Ms. Adina Fendel, Emet Women’s Director. “Our students typically have been missing that aspect of the connection, so we wanted to give them an opportunity to add the musical component. Being able to better understand davening and sing niggunim brings another dimension to their spiritual journey.”



Dovid and Devorah Friedman on the birth of a son. Mazal tov to the grandparents, Baruch and Hindy Amsel, and Ari and Idy Friedman.

Ari and Michelle Glatt on the birth of a son, Yishai Dovid. Mazal tov to the grandparents, Avram and Bonnie Sigman, and Rabbi Dr. Aaron and Margie Glatt.

A very energized and informative meeting comprised of legislators and Kew Gardens Jewish community leaders took place this past Sunday, January 15, at the home of Mrs. Judy Sukenik, wife of the legendary Queens philanthropist Mr. Moshe Sukenik of blessed memory. The newly re-elected officials who each cover various parts of Kew Gardens met with key community lay and religious leaders, heard their concerns, and discussed opportunities for growth.

Gedolei Yisrael From Across the Spectrum in Attendance

“In our city of Antwerp, we have morei horaah and poskim who have completed the Dirshu Kinyan Halacha program, both the first five-and-a-half-year machzor and the second five-and-a- half-year machzor. They have covered all major areas of horaah and are incredibly learned and expert morei horaah!” Those were the words of HaGaon HaRav Aharon Schiff, shlita, Rav of the Machzikei Hadas umbrella kehillah of Antwerp’s Charedi community, said at the Dirshu Kinyan Halacha European siyum, held at the prestigious Hall of the Aviation Suite, Thistle London, Heathrow.