2011-12-14 / Features

Chanukah And Synagogue Restoration Dedication And Concert

Each year the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., presents the oratorio “Judas Maccabeus” by Handel as a holiday season gift to the wider community. The oratorio relates the story of Chanukah and will be performed by Cantor Steven Pearlston, the Free Synagogue Quartet, Organist Robert Barrows and trumpeters. This year the historic synagogue, founded in 1917, will be dedicating the newly refurbished stained glass windows on the south side of our building. The completion marks the first milestone in the ongoing sanctuary restoration. These two events will take place on December 18 at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome and there is no charge. On December 20 at 5 p.m., the entire community is invited to the Flushing branch of the Queens Library at the corner of Main Street and Kissena Boulevard to celebrate the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah with the lighting of the community menorah. The menorah stands beside the community Christmas tree as a symbol of Flushing’s and Queens’ diversity. The event is jointly sponsored by the Queens Library, Flushing Development Center President Fred Fu and the Free Synagogue of Flushing.

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