Councilman Donovan Richards and Nathan Krasnovsky, executive director of JCCRP
Councilman Donovan Richards and Nathan Krasnovsky, executive director of JCCRP
Councilman Donovan Richards and Nathan Krasnovsky, executive director of JCCRP

The Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP) held its annual free concert and fair on Monday, June 24, on Reads Lane in Far Rockaway. Performing were Shloime Dachs and the Shloime Dachs Orchestra & Singers. The orchestra played several Hebrew songs and then, because of the number of children in attendance, switched to popular children’s songs that animated the audience. The children were also treated to free rides and many giveaways. Warren Levi of Warren Levi Martial Arts & Fitness was on hand to dazzle the children and to teach them valuable techniques. Warren emphasized basic life skills, such as manners, listening, and focusing their attention. Warren and his friendly instructors helped instill self-esteem in the young children, and the older children learned traditional karate skills.

The JCCRP would like to extend many thanks to event sponsors 718-Insurance, Apple Bank for Savings, Atlaz Computers and Consulting, Far Rockaway Kosher Pizza, Gourmet Glatt Emporium, Health Plus, Kosher World, Life House, Ohel: Project Hope, PIP Printing, Prism Insurance Group, Russo’s Pharmacy, and Traditions eatery.

The JCCRP would like to thank elected officials who helped make this event happen–State Senator James Sander Jr., State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, and Councilman Donovan Richards. It was truly a pleasure to have Assemblyman Goldfeder and Councilman Richards in attendance.

The JCCRP would also like to thank the NYPD’s 101 Precinct and the FDNY for participating; the children truly enjoyed their presence. A special thanks to Yoni Dembitzer, the community’s police liaison, and Pesach Osina for helping to arrange the concert.

Also, the JCCRP would like to thank local businesses that donated raffle prizes for the street fair. The street closures may have created some minor problems for neighbors and JCCRP appreciates the community’s cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Call for more information or to make a donation: 718-327-7755 or visit The JCCRP is a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York and an affiliate of Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. v


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