OU AND Partners Present “SPIRIT” Program in Queens Beginning Tuesday, October 28

08 Oct 2014

The Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Engagement, in collaboration with STAJE, the Margaret Tietz Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and OHEL, will present the Queens SPIRIT Initiative (Stimulating Program Initiative for Retirees that Inspires Thought), a four-week lecture series beginning Tuesday, October 28 through Tuesday, November, 18.

Local synagogues hosting the program also serving as co-sponsors include Congregation Toras Emes of Flushing; Young Israel of Hillcrest; Young Israel of Jamaica Estates; and Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills.

Each weekly session begins with registration at 12:30 p.m. followed by the program from 1 -2:45 p.m. Registration fees in advance are $30 for all four sessions or $10 per workshop. At the door fees are $35 for all sessions or $12 per workshop. (Price includes lectures and lunch.)

“The OU recognizes that as the generation of baby boomers leaves their professional responsibilities, they are looking for opportunities for educational stimulation and involvement in community activities,” noted Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, OU associate director of Community Services at the Department of Community Engagement. “The goal of SPIRIT is to provide active retirees with opportunities for spiritual and intellectual growth within their community. This initiative has previously taken place in Teaneck, NJ; Boynton Beach; Boca Raton; and Woodmere in the Five Towns; in each venue it received wonderful reviews from the participants. We are looking forward to great programming in Queens.”

The schedule of the SPIRIT program is as follows:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Location: Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, 83-10 188th Street, Jamaica Estates, NY 11423

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Location: Young Israel of Hillcrest, 169-07 Jewel Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Location: Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 150-05 70th Road, Flushing, NY 11367

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Location: Congregation Toras Emes of Flushing, 78-15 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11366