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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

Once again this year, ACI is holding a High Holiday food drive. Non-perishable, non-expired kosher food items will be collected through Sukkot. Items are being collected in the front of the Sanctuary, including on Yom Kippur, when our voluntary fast reminds us of others who involuntarily go without sufficient food during the year.  Thanks for your participation!

Check out our full High Holiday schedule for when you can bring your items. 

Join us September 16th, 2018 3-5pm for the Maskit back to school open house. Registration can be done at the open house, or here. Find out about bus options, meet teachers, see friends, and have fun. Nameir classes begin Shabbat morning September 8th, 9:30-11:30. Tzvi Kitah Alef and Kitah Bet begin Tuesday October 9th 3:30-5:30.

 

Join us for dessert, and then enter the High Holiday mood at our beautiful S'lichot service Saturday night, September 1st

~ Dessert and social hour, beginning at 7:30pm ~

~ Havdalah and S'lichot Service at 8:15pm ~

No tickets or pre-registration necessary for the evening gathering and service.

If you would like to celebrate a happy occasion, or memorialize or pay tribute to a loved one, this is a wonderful way to do so -- by spreading Torah study and fostering community. To sponsor a kiddush luncheon or a Lunch-'N-Learn, please contact the ACI office, as dates for this year are filling up quickly. 

The ACI Journal for 2018 is now up and running -- and awaiting your ads!

This year's Journal pays tribute to Rabbi Jonathan Pearl, Judy Pearl, Aylelet Pearl, Eitan Pearl, and Noam Pearl on the occasion of their 10-year-anniversary at ACI -- honoring Rabbi Pearl's inspiring and devoted leadership, as well as the tireless and creative dedication of the whole Pearl family to ACI, that have ushered in the current rejuvenation and revival of our beloved synagogue!

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

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