Ilana and Eli Gutenmacher
Ilana and Eli Gutenmacher
Ilana and Eli Gutenmacher

The Yeshiva of Central Queens will iy’H hold its annual scholarship dinner on Sunday, March 30, at The Sands Atlantic Beach, it was announced by YCQ’s President Dr. Joel Cohen.

The dinner will mark the yeshiva’s 73d anniversary and pay tribute to outstanding people who have served the yeshiva and the community with much devotion. It will also highlight the achievements of the alumni classes of 1964 and 2004.

Receiving the yeshiva’s prestigious Leadership in Education Award will be Mr. Lawrence Cohen, upon his retirement after 11 years as a highly dedicated assistant principal. Mr. Cohen joined YCQ after a distinguished career with the New York City Board of Education. He quickly became an important and beloved member of the administration, and has been essential in the growth and success of the yeshiva.

Ilana and Eli Gutenmacher will be honored as Parents of the Year. They serve as role models for their lovely children through active involvement in their education. They enthusiastically participate in the activities of the YCQ Parents Association and their shul, Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. Ilana is also a PA representative on the YCQ board of trustees. Their unassuming dispositions coupled with their sincere devotion have earned the Gutenmachers a large cadre of friends and admirers.

Special tribute will be paid to the YCQ alumni class of 1964 upon its 50th anniversary and the alumni class of 2004 upon its 10th anniversary in conjunction with their class reunions, which will take place at the dinner. The alumni committee includes Dr. Paul Brody for the Class of 1964 as well as Ben Blumenthal and Tova Cohen from the Class of 2004, and Rabbi Marc Merrill as YCQ’s alumni director.

YCQ board chairman, Israel Glaser, noted that all funds from the dinner campaign will be allocated to the YCQ Scholarship Fund. A Scroll of Honor listing the contributors will be published for the occasion.

Mrs. Reize Sipzner and Mrs. Pearl Cohen, dinner co-chairs, asked all members of the “YCQ Family” to make their dinner reservations as soon as possible and participate generously in the Scroll of Honor so that “we can all enjoy a special evening of friendship in the spirit of hachzakat haTorah.”

For more information, please call 718-793-8500, ext. 300 or 302. Alumni inquiries should be directed to Rabbi Merrill at ext. 304 or at All are invited to peruse the YCQ website, v



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