Op-Ed: The meaning behind Chanukah
News Queens Courier Staff 12/12/2012 at 10:32AM

BY RABBI YOSSI BLESOFSKY Chanukah — the eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev — celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality. More than 21 centuries ago, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), [...]

Celebrating Chanukah
Celebrating Chanukah
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 12/27/2011 at 11:31AM

BY RABBI STEVEN AXELMAN Chanukah began this year at sundown on Tuesday, December 20 and ends at nightfall on December 28. Though based on the lunar calendar like all Jewish holidays, Chanukah always falls within a several week period in December. The Hebrew word Chanukah (the “ch” is pronounced gutturally, not like the “ch” in [...]

Holiday Choral Concert by The Community Singers of Queens
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 12/07/2011 at 11:26AM

The Community Singers of Queens will be performing a holiday choral concert on December 17 beginning at 8 p.m. at the Church on the Hill, located at 167-07 35th Avenue in Flushing. The choir, which consists of 30 members, will perform a unique collection of Christmas and Hanukkah songs. Tickets cost $10 and will be [...]

Temple Tikvah to hold annual Holiday Fair, blood drive
News Queens Courier Staff 11/11/2011 at 4:26PM

New Hyde Park’s Temple Tikvah will be holding its annual Holiday Fair on Sunday, December 11 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A variety of reasonably priced items for children and adults will be available to purchase. Handcrafted jewelry, toys, books and gift items for Hanukkah and other occasions are some of the many highlights [...]