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The New York Blood Center is in urgent need of donors to replenish the region’s blood supplies as people are working from and staying at home amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The blood center issued a call for healthy blood and platelet donors, saying that 75 percent of donations come from drives hosted by schools, organizations and businesses.

“NYBC is seeing a growing number of cancelled blood drives for the month of March. These cancellations pose a significant threat to the blood supply,” the city-based blood bank said in a statement.

Dear ACI Congregants and Friends,

In light of the ongoing and ever-changing situation regarding COVID-19 -- which we have been monitoring and evaluating through a variety of official briefings, conference calls, and discussions -- we wish to provide you with updated information regarding ACI services, events, and MASKIT.

SHABBAT SERVICES: Shabbat services will be held as usual this Shabbat morning beginning at 9:30am, with the following advisos:

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Dear Congregants and Friends of ACI,

We are pleased to announce that the honorees of our 2019 Anniversary Journal are:

Iris Apfel, Sydelle Diner, Stephanie Luxenberg, and Irene Sprung.

To all members and friends of ACI,

As everyone responded so magnificently last year, once again this year ACI's Kol Nidrei appeal is a targetted fund-raising with the goal of raising $18,000.  The Kol Nidrei appeal runs from now, through the conclusion of our beautiful autumn Jewish holidays.  The funds raised, up to the $18,000, will be so generously matched dollar-for-dollar by our Co-President Cynthia Groopman.

This targeted goal will help to raise much-needed funds - andis a realistic goal, if all of our members and friends participate in this important drive.  

Join Karen Feit in the Beit Midrash on Wednesday morning September 19th at 10:30am for a special Yom Kippur edition of Junior Congregation. Best for ages 5 and up. Parents are welcome to stay or drop off. Toddlers and babies are always welcome to head to the Parents room where there are books and toys. For more info please call the ACI office: 718-278-2680.

The Astoria Center of Israel (ACI) has honored Rabbi Jonathan Pearl on his 10th anniversary with the synagogue for his decade of devoted and inspiring leadership, as well as his active service to the Astoria community and participation in its many civic groups. The special event, held earlier this summer at the historic synagogue, was attended by Astoria community leaders and dignitaries, as well as the ... read more at the Gazette

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