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

October 8, 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

  • Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld, Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills
    Torah Perspectives on Family Relationships

  • Susan Hollander, LCSW-R
    It’s All Relative! Strategies for Successful Parenting, Grandparenting and Interpersonal/In-Law Relationships

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

  • Eytan Kobre, Esq.
    Longevity and the Law: Proper Management of Senior Legal Matters

  • Rabbi Moshe Faskowitz, Torah Center of Hillcrest and Rosh Yeshiva (Dean) of Yeshiva Madregas Ha’Adam
    Torah Perspectives on Senior Legal Issues

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

  • Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg, Young Israel of Jamaica Estates and Mashgiach Ruchani (Spiritual Counselor) at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women
    Torah Perspectives on Finances and Retirement

  • Rabbi Elozor Preil, RICP®, CLTC, Adjunct Instructor of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women
    Hatching the Nest Egg: Ensuring Financial Security throughout the Retirement Years

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

  • Dr. Hanni Dorn, Ph.D.
    Keeping Fit after Fifty: Mental and Lifestyle Strategies to Stay Sharp

  • Rabbi Dr. Richard Weiss, M.D., Young Israel of Hillcrest and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women
    Torah Perspectives on Staying Healthy

      Register online at www.oucommunity.org or call the OU’s Department of Community Engagement at 212-613-8300.