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Dear Congregants and Friends of ACI,

We are delighted and proud to announce that the honorees of our 2018 Anniversary Journal are Rabbi Jonathan Pearl, Judy Pearl, Ayelet Pearl, Eitan Pearl, and Noam Pearl.

ACI Communal Seder

Be part of ACI's wonderful communal Seder on the second night of  Passover!  Hear - and tell - the Passover story through song, music, discussion, learning, and feasting!  (Wine included!  ...but you are welcome to bring your own Kosher-for-Passover wine selections, if you wish...)

** PASSOVER FOOD DRIVE ***  

ACI's Passover food drive has begun. Get ready for the holiday by helping families-in-need with donations of kosher chameitz and Passover foods.  Donations will be distributed to kosher pantries by City Harvest.  Please be sure all donations have one of the following kosher certifications:

Got great photos of your kids celebrating the chagim (holidays)? Fun pictures of getting ready for Shabbat? Baking Israeli treats or reading Jewish books? We'd love to feature them on our Instagram. DM @astoriashul or email your best shots to teamaci@gmail.com

Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes are with the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  As time goes by, and as the immediacy of the event and of its media coverage diminishes, it is especially important to keep in mind, and support, those many who are suffering as a result of Hurricane Harvey.  We ask you therefore to please continue to give generously to help them – please donate to the Red Cross or to any other bona fide charity of your choice that will legitimately, directly, and practically help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  God bless all those who are suffering and all those who are helping. 

~ Give the gift of HONEY - for a SWEET New Year! ~

Rosh Hashanah is coming up soon -- arriving Thursday evening, September 21.   ACI has a beautiful and novel way for you to send sweet wishes to friends and family for the New Year -- and it benefits ACI at no additional cost to you!   

We're so pleased to present our class schedule for MASKIT, the Youth Education Program at Astoria Center of Israel, for the 5778 (2017-2018) school year. See below for a full list, and join us at our open house on September 17, 2017. Learn more about our MASKIT.

Take a look at the poster of our classes here, or continue reading below. Programs marked with an asterisk require synagogue membership.

Teach with MASKIT, our Youth Education Program at Astoria Center of Israel. 

The following positions are available for 5778 (the 2017-2018 school year). We encourage applicants who can commit to multiple positions, but will accept applications from those applying to specific roles. All teachers will be given a full schedule of classes and ACI activities. Teachers are expected to be able to commit to the schedule, including occasional community events outside of the class hours (such as the Purim Party, the Chanukah Party, and the End-of-Year Shabbat Service).

We are excited to announce the renaming of our youth education program in order to better encompass and articulate the Jewish program and values we teach and uphold.

Rabbi Pearl conceived the name “MASKIT” (pronounced ‘Mah-skeet’ – the Hebrew word for ‘mosaic’) for our youth education program, which represents the guidance we provide to each child from the early years of synagogue school through the teen years of post-bar/bat mitzvah Jewish life.  

Welcome the holiday with a lovely Dine and Drash on Tuesday, May 30, beginning at 7pm. Shavu'ot morning services begin at 9:30am on Wednesday, followed by a day of special Torah activities for students in our youth program, and Thursday at 9:30am, including Yizkor. 

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