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Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center

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Cantor’s Corner

Praying for the People of Puerto Rico

  • Posted on October 30, 2017
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As I listen to the news about Puerto Rico and hear what they are going through due to Hurricane Maria, I find myself thinking about my mother’s family (the BOTT’s). All of her sisters and brothers left Poland in the late 1920’s. Most settled in Nassau, Bahamas. I always found it fascinating how they managed Continue Reading »

The Jewish Community Comes Together From Coast to Coast

  • Posted on September 29, 2017
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I have been watching the news, like so many, and seeing all the images of how hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused so much destruction & damage to the residents of Texas and Florida and how so many people are suffering terribly. What I have also been seeing is how so many have come together Continue Reading »

Thank You All! Looking Ahead to 5778

  • Posted on September 1, 2017
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As I remember my brother Milton, I am also filled with sincere gratitude and love for all of you, my HHBJC family (and I mean “family”). You truly rallied around me with your presence, support, compassion, friendship, love & generosity, as I was mourning the loss of my oldest brother Milton. I want to thank Continue Reading »

Looking Back and Planning Ahead

  • Posted on June 29, 2017
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I am still on a high from our beautiful Simcha 2017 Dinner Dance. It was truly a night to remember, filled with warmth, love, community, delicious food, great music & togetherness! The union of HHJC and BJC will always be etched in my heart as “bashert”. This unification has beautifully expanded our congregational family. HHBJC Continue Reading »

Cantor’s Assembly Convention 2017

  • Posted on June 9, 2017
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This past week I was part of the Cantors Assembly’s (CA) 2017 Convention. This year the CA celebrates its 70th anniversary and its members are steadfastly committed to keeping the Art of the Cantorate alive and even stronger than ever. We had hundreds of Cantors in attendance. I was so pleased to see so many Continue Reading »

HHBJC-We are a Unique Congregation

  • Posted on May 4, 2017
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Our Congregation has grown in so many ways and I would like to share with you why we are very unique and special! There is a very famous & special saying: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”. Yes…we here at HHBJC believe in taking care and helping our fellow congregants, neighbors and friends! Our Continue Reading »

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 »

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