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Bikur Cholim

Please inform us if you want to avail yourself of our services. If you need us, if you are ill or are confined to home or hospital, we are here to visit, make phone calls, etc. Call us if you wish to receive our help, or if you know someone whom we should contact. 718.459.1000



Bingo

On any given Tuesday in the Crystal Ballroom you will have found a few dedicated RPJC members and anywhere from 50 to 140 anxious bingo players enjoying a fun filled and for some a prosperous time out.

The RPJC "bingo" word has definitely traveled around Queens. When doors opened at 6:00pm., there has always been a line of people waiting to find their way down to the "Bingo Hall" to set up for a session of bingo.

Many new friendships have been made as Tuesdays have become not only a game of chance but a time for socializing. In fact on some days you may have heard the callers starting a round of "Happy Birthday" for one of our Bingo friends.

Unfotunately, it is time to end our Tuesday night bingo games. We're not sure what the future of bingo at RPJC will be, but for now on June 20th the last game of bingo will be played.

Please check our calendar, Facebook Page or right back here for any news of the return of bingo



Book Discussion

The Book Discussion Group is special to many of us; we share a love of literature and enjoy a rapport that brings us together.  Our feelings, thoughts, and ideas differ, but we find a commonality in our love of reading.  If you would like to be with intelligent, thoughtful people, please join us. Contact Mollie Alkana for more information. 718.263.4973



English As A Second Language

If you know any immigrant who is interested in learning English and citizenship, please tell them about our class which meets once a week on Thursday from 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. We practice conversational English and preparation for citizenship examination. Contact Jack Alkana for more information 718.459.1000



Hebrew Conversation Club

Every Monday evening, the Hebrew Conversation Club meets in Room 15. We discuss any and all topics of concern to our members. We learn quite a variety of vocabulary, and can always consult the dictionary in case of doubt.

We have recently discussed one member's trip around the world, and another's creativity in fashion design. We have learned the words for prejudice or discrimination:and frustration.

If you would like to join us to practice your Hebrew or learn some, please see Joyce Fefferman.



Holocaust Survivors



Jewish War Veterans

KEW-FOREST, IRWIN LOITZ, WOODSIDE
POST 250
JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES
AND AUXILIARY THE FIRST VETERANS ORGANIZATION CHARTED BY CONGRESS


Commander............................Fred Schlagel
President of JWVA.....................Ruth Weichselbaum
Senior Vice Commander.....................
1st Junior Vice Commander................PC Jack Lewis
2nd Junior Vice Commande............Jerry Lowenheim
3rd Junior Vice Commander...............Norbert Chwat
Adjutant................................PCC Kenneth L.Brown
Quartermaster......................PCC Kenneth L. Brown
Chaplain............................................Harold Haber
Judge Advocate..........................Cedric Brown, Esq.
Chief of Staff....................................Harry Franklin
Officer of the Day...........................Bernard Landau
Membership Chairman........................Sanley Fertig
Action Chairman............................Jordan Holtzman
Editor........................................PC Martin Levinson

We meet the 2nd or 3rd Sunday of each month at the Rego Park Jewish Center. For further information contact Past Queens County JWV Commander Kenneth L. Brown.

For further information contact Past Queens County JWV Commander Kenneth Lloyd Brown at 718.AX7.7711


Queens Jewish Community Council

Queens Jewish Community Council RPJC is a member of the Queens Jewish Community Council whose special services are available to our members and the Jewish Community at large. For more information call 718.544.0033.

To reach the Mobile Outreach Team call (718) 686-3366. In case of true emergency call 911 or Hatzolah.


Sukkah Decorating

Before the Holiday of Sukkos - a group of dedicated me & women gather to participate in the mitzvah of decorating the RPJC Sukkah.

We use fresh fruits and vegetables - strung on cords to hang from the roof of the Sukkah. We also use pictures and old new year's cards to hang around the sides of the Sukkah. The Sukkah is used for Kiddush after services, and all meals during Sukkos.

For more information please contact Ruthe Unger.


T'ai Chi Chuan

Aside from the physical benefits of Tai Chi, there are mental and emotional benefits. We begin and end each class with a few minutes of relaxation and meditation. In these troubling and hectic times, taking time out to relax and meditate during the day is just as important as breathing properly. The benefits of meditation are three-fold: better physical well-being, better emotional well-being and better mental well-being.

Meditation is not foreign to the Jewish religion; it is incorporated into our daily and Shabbat prayers. Some Jews meditate while they are in the synagogue and others do so at home.

Come join us and learn how to meditate and after a few weeks you will notice the difference. You can meditate while you are standing, sitting, or lying on your back. We meet once a week on Thursday from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. For more information contact Jack Alkana.



Talking Books

Our Talking Books Recording for JBI group has worked hard all during the summer months and we are very proud of this big mitzvah we are performing. But we do urgently need more readers as well as more producers - so please leave your name in the Center office and we shall gladly contact you.

"You shall not place a stumbling block before the Blind." Va'yikra 19:14. Thus our Sisterhood enhances the Jewish life of a person with this disability. This Mitzvah is performed through the Talking Books project under the auspices of the Jewish Braille Institute. Thanks to generous members, we own a state of the art soundproof recording studio in which we record a variety of books which are added to JBI's vast library.This project is run by a very devoted group of women and men who spend many sessions recording a book. The readers have to be approved by JBI, whose high standards are the same as those of the Library of Congress. Sisterhood underwrites all expenses, including the cost of all books and tapes. Our efforts are compiled by JBI and are provided to those who are blind or visually impaired at no cost to them.

The United Nations declared 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers. WLCJ recognized only six Sisterhoods that participated in this nationwide effort. Proudly, RPJC's Sisterhood was one of them and were recognized for our work in the recording for the blind.





Play bingo every Tuesday night