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As we read in the Haggadah...

"Kol dichfin yetei v'yeichal, kol ditzrich yetei v'yifsach.

Let all who are hungry come and eat, let all who are in need come and celebrate Passover."

Dear Friend of ACI,

Four score and ten (90) years ago, our forefathers brought forth this Synagogue. Their vision created a Conservative House of Worship: the Astoria Center of Israel. We are their beneficiaries.

Join us for our Purim party on Sunday, March 20. Get the details here, or join our facebook event

We'll be continuing the celebration with a very merry Megillah reading on the night of Purim - Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30pm - with Purim fun, music and singing, and of course hamantaschen! Come in costume (if you dare!) and have a jolly time!

The funeral for Deena Pearl, z"l, will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, in Israel.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Rabbi Pearl and his family at this difficult time.

Rabbi Pearl will be observing shiva at his home at on Thursday, Friday (until 1pm), Saturday night (after 7pm), Sunday, and Monday. Ma'ariv will be at 7:00pm on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Please call the synagogue or contact astoriashul@gmail.com for the address. 

May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 

Simply go to smile.amazon.com -- and ACI will receive a small percentage of your Amazon order! On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization (ACI) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to ACI.

PJ Library is a Jewish family engagement program implemented on a local level throughout North America, mailing free, high-quality Jewish children's literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis. All families raising Jewish children from age six months of age through five, six, seven or eight years (depending on the community) are welcome to sign up on the Astoria Center of Israel page of the PJ Library Website.

Purchase your own autographed copy of the acclaimed Stop at the Red Apple. Authored by our Elaine Freed Lindenblatt, it tells the story of her family's 50-plus-year-old landmark restaurant on NY Route 17. To purchase this collector's item, contact the ACI office for a personalized autograph. A portion of the proceeds benefit ACI. The book is on display in the lobby showcase.

Simply go to smile.amazon.com -- and ACI will receive a small percentage of your Amazon order! On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization (ACI) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to ACI.

Another delightful way to raise funds for ACI and to recognize the accomplishment of one of our many talented ACI members is to purchase the recently published novel by Sally Constain. The Keys to Fanny is an engaging and wonderful novel geared for young readers, but which everyone will enjoy. Signed copies are available in the ACI office for $10, with profits donated to ACI. Mazal tov and thank you to Sally!

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