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Dear parents,

The two people who have led the Children’s service last year and the year before were not available this year (they are each home with their families for the holidays) and we were unable to find a replacement in time.

Astoria Center of Israel is excited to announce the start of our brand-new Junior Congregation service beginning on Shabbat, October 1, 2016.  This program will be led by Ze’eva Berman, an engaging and experienced teacher with strong Judaic and music backgrounds.  We know she will make a wonderful addition to our outstanding education staff.

Welcome back! I pray that all had the opportunity to relax and recharge a bit over the summer. 

As we get back to work, hopefully at least somewhat refreshed, it is worthwhile noting that this September is anomalous in that is contains no Jewish holidays. But this is not to say that September is devoid of Jewish content – and significant Jewish content at that.

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