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Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center

A Jewish Community Built on Caring, Prayer and Learning

210-10 Union Turnpike, Hollis Hills, NY 11364
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Cantor’s Corner

Honoring Our Very Own!

  • Posted on March 30, 2017
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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 Continue Reading »

Great Happenings at HHBJC

  • Posted on February 28, 2017
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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 Continue Reading »

Celebrating and Singing Shlomo Carlebach’s Best

  • Posted on January 30, 2017
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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 Continue Reading »

Warm Reflections for the Winter

  • Posted on December 29, 2016
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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 Continue Reading »

Yiddish is Alive and Kicking at HHBJC

  • Posted on December 1, 2016
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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 Continue Reading »

Gala Celebration Concert

  • Posted on October 31, 2016
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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 Continue Reading »

Our Journey For the New Year

  • Posted on September 30, 2016
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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 Continue Reading »

Our Journey for the New Year

  • Posted on September 2, 2016
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I know this summer was very hot but it was a nice one. We will fondly remember the sizzling days of this past summer when we start to see the temperatures dip below 32 and see the snow falling. The most important thing is that we are healthy and together as a family. I would Continue Reading »

Our Precious & Courageous HHJC Family

  • Posted on July 7, 2016
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On the 1st day of Shavuot those of us who were in shul had the opportunity to witness our precious nursery school children on our Bima. Under the very talented direction of Robyn Rosenberg and some of her very capable teachers…Morah Irene, Morah Jaye, Morah Pazit & Morah Fiona…the children, ages 1½ to about 4 Continue Reading »

HHJC – Our Own Special People…Being Honored

  • Posted on May 27, 2016
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What a special time of the year at HHJC! Organizations are recognizing and paying tribute to those who passionately help! Our SIMCHA 2016 was a beautiful evening filled with tremendous love & togetherness. What ruach (spirit)! This year our honorees were…MARIS & STEWART BLECHNER, our “Couple of The Year”. They are an unbelievable team! No Continue Reading »

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