Today is April 28, 2017 -

Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center

A Jewish Community Built on Caring, Prayer and Learning

210-10 Union Turnpike, Hollis Hills, NY 11364
(718) 776-3500

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Cantor’s Corner

  • Honoring Our Very Own! Recently, I had the great pleasure of attending the New York Metro Region Federation of Jewish Men’s Club 34th Annual Chaverim Kol Yisrael Awards Dinner, honoring individuals from various synagogues across our region, including FOUR of our very own special individuals from Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center… Man of the Year – JAN KATZ Youths of the ...
  • Great Happenings at HHBJC What a fun and fabulous February we all shared at HHBJC. True, we had a mini snow storm on February 2nd but we pushed away the snow and enjoyed a spectacular weekend filled with much community fun, delicious food, tradition, customs & football. The weekend started out with a beautiful Shabbat morning, all sharing our TU ...
  • Celebrating and Singing Shlomo Carlebach’s Best I would love to share with you some highlights of the beautiful concert I just performed on January 15th in Beverly Hills, California, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. It was a concert in honor of Shlomo Carlebach (of blessed memory), who was not only one of my mentors but was a friend and one of ...
  • Warm Reflections for the Winter I was thrilled you were all able to experience and hear the many talents of my AJR Cantorial & Rabbinical students at our Gala Celebration Concert. They all have their own individual styles & sounds that enrapture us. Whether it is Chazzanut, Yiddish (fiddler style), Ladino, Opera or Pop…they are all gifted and love expressing ...
  • Yiddish is Alive and Kicking at HHBJC The Yiddish language is going through a kind of “rebirth”, it’s making a “comeback”. Many universities across the country are offering Yiddish classes, like; Berkeley, Binghamton, Columbia, Gratz, NYU & Rutgers, just to name a few. In fact, some of the programs offer various levels of their Yiddish classes (elementary, intermediate & advanced). The idiomatic ...
  • Gala Celebration Concert I was so happy to see all of you in shul on the High Holidays and Festivals. The warmth & love that permeated our sanctuary truly embodies what our Congregation is all about…Community, Family, Spirituality, Harmony, Togetherness and Love. As we begin the New Year, let us celebrate together in SONG & LAUGHTER. Our GALA CONCERT ...
  • Our Journey For the New Year I am now sitting at my desk in my home putting together some of my thoughts as we approach the New Year. In the background, I can hear the tumult downstairs…June is starting to prepare for the holidays and as she finalizes the menu, she is taking stock of what she already has and putting ...
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