By Chanita Teitz

Watch the video of City Council member David Greenfield speaking out against anti-Israel protesters who disrupted the city council meeting on commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz. He was dynamic!

Also catch a video of Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith criticizing Binyamin Netanyahu and John Boehner for Netanyahu’s planned visit to speak to Congress in March. Fox News is usually pro-Israel, so why are they so against this visit? It has been suggested that Netanyahu is using this as a photo-op before Israeli elections, but even so, his warning to the world is important. He is the only one taking Iran’s threats seriously, and Congress wants to hear what he has to say.

Caroline Glick wrote, “With Obama’s diplomatic policy toward Iran enabling rather than preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power, members of the House and Senate are seeking a credible, unwavering voice that offers an alternative path. For the past 20 years, Netanyahu has been the global leader most outspoken about the need to take all necessary measures to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, not only for Israel’s benefit, but to protect the entire free world. From the perspective of the congressional leadership, then, inviting Netanyahu to speak was a logical move.”

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The Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association requests that all Kew Gardens Hills residents sign the online petition (started by Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz) in opposition to the portions of the Select Bus Service plan having to do with creating a dedicated bus lane on Main Street, Parsons Boulevard, and Kissena Boulevard. This could take away much-needed residential parking in Kew Gardens Hills and create more vehicle congestion. The potential impact this is likely to have on us and our community is devastating. The direct link to the petition is

Sweet Revenge

My brother called today and mentioned a former Chicagoan who now lives in Israel and is a Holocaust survivor. For his 95th birthday he had most of his family celebrate with him in Israel. Over 100 descendants attended and around 30 others could not come. All this in defiance of the “Final Solution.” Yasher koach to him and may he celebrate to 120 with more and more additions to his family.

Past Events

Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe hosts annual grand raffle melaveh malkah. Parents of Tiferes Moshe students were invited to a gala melavehmalkah on motzaeiShabbos, January 10. The elegant affair, which was held in Shaare Tova, featured a sushi bar by Sushi Tokyo and a lavish fleishig sandwich bar, salad bar, and dessert bar by Simcha’s Gourmet. Adding elegance to the affair was a wine-tastings table arranged by HaKerem.

The ambience was casual yet sophisticated and set the tone for parents to relax and enjoy some good food and company. The event included a mini Chinese auction, with eight exciting prizes, as well as the grand raffle of $10,000. The yeshiva thanks Seasons, Mechy’s, Union Medical Urgent Care, HaKerem, ArtScroll, The Mileage Guy (Mr. Elie Siegel), and Ruben and Lauren Paris for their mini-auction sponsorships.

The evening wrapped up with the drawing of the grand raffle and Chinese-auction prizes. Winners included YTM alumni as well as families of current students. Most of all, Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe thanks everyone for participating in the raffle campaign and melavehmalkah and values and appreciates the relationship and support shown by the yeshiva’s parent body and friends.

Special event by Chazaq Women’s Division. On Tuesday, January 13, the Chazaq Women’s Division hosted a phenomenal evening for the ladies of the community at the Ohel Simcha ballroom in KGH. The event featured a unique hands-on sushi demonstration (presented by friends at Sushi Fusion) followed by an inspirational lecture by renowned speaker Jackie Bitton. The beautiful decorations around the hall made the event even more special.

This event was the second of Chazaq’s new monthly “women’s night out,” which has women all over the community excited. “Chazaq has a weekly women’s class on Monday nights which is Baruch Hashem going strong for several years,” says Leora Meirov, “but we realized a need to bring some special activities in addition to the inspiration . . . and so together with my friends Rivky and Victoria, we started a new monthly initiative . . . and the ladies love it.”

The women can’t wait for the next event scheduled for mid-February. For more information about this or any other Chazaq programs, please visit or e‑mail

Upcoming Events

Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills to host Rabbi Dr. Aaron Adler. Over the course of the weekend of Shabbos Parashas Yisro (February 6—7), Rabbi Adler will address the community three times, sharing “Toras Eretz Yisrael” and explaining the importance of voting for the Religious Zionist slate ( in the World Zionist Congress elections.

Rabbi Adler will address the community at an oneg at 8:00 p.m. on Friday night (in the Nat and Mary Saperstein Simcha Room), on Shabbos morning (in the main shul), and at a melaveh malkah at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday night (in the Simcha Room). During the melavehmalkah, volunteers will be on hand with tablet computers to walk participants through the process of voting in the World Zionist Congress elections. The melavehmalkah will have light refreshments and is free of charge.

Chazaq presents Uncle Moishy. On Sunday, February 8, 2:30 p.m. at the YI of Kew Gardens Hills, 70-11 150th Street. Tickets are $15 and $20 and are available at Seasons on Main Street and at For more information, call 718-285-9132.

Caregivers support group for those caring for elderly parents. Sunday, February 1, 8:00 p.m. at the home of Irene Wagner in Kew Gardens Hills. If interested, please e‑mail

Chanita Teitz is a real-estate broker at Astor Brokerage in Kew Gardens Hills, serving the entire Queens vicinity. For all your real-estate needs, call her at 718-263-4500 or e‑mail



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