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On Friday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams met with the new Consul General of Israel, Ofir Akunis, to discuss deepening ties between New York City – home to the largest community of Jewish people in the world outside of Israel – the State of Israel, and their shared commitment to democratic values. They addressed the atrocities of October 7 in Israel and the desire to end all forms of hate and anti-American rhetoric in New York City. They also focused on the importance of educating people about these events and the necessity of a strong response to dismantle Hamas, prevent future violence, and create peace in the region.

Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jamaica Hills was created to ease the tribulations of the Holocaust survivor population. Today, although no longer a nonprofit, the facility faithfully continues the tradition of hosting a moving Yom HaShoah Remembrance Day for Jewish Martyrdom and Heroism Service. The annual program was held this past Monday morning, May 6, in the center’s shul. Those gatherings mourned the six million brutally murdered by the Nazis.

Seymour (Sey) Schwartz is widely recognized for his communal work at Community Board 8, where he serves as Second Vice Chair. Nearly 80 years ago, Schwartz served in a different capacity – in the Second World War – but was never properly recognized for his achievements. In recent weeks, a slew of accommodations were issued to the local veteran. The Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service issued by US Secretary of the Army Christine E. Wormuth was first to arrive in a presentation by an Army honor guard at the Queens Civic Congress’ annual Legislator’s Reception.

SINAI Schools will hold its annual Unique Inspirations Student Art Show on Wednesday, May 22, 5-6:30 p.m., at a private home in Queens. Generously sponsored by Bear Givers, the family-friendly event will feature artwork by students at its SINAI@YCQ campus created through SINAI’s Paley-Mironov Art Therapy Program.

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