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Kew Gardens Hills Home Owners Civic Association
 

For more than half a century, the Kew Gardens Hills  Civic Association, founded as the Queens Valley Homeowners Civic  Association in 1941, has served all Kew Gardens Hills residents by advocating on their behalf with government and other public service providers. At a time of a shrinking public treasury, KGHCA has made city services a priority. Public safety, sanitation, the infrastructure, streets and roads, libraries , parks and playgrounds are the keystones of the Association's efforts as KGHCA strives to ensure the quality of life that makes Kew Gardens Hills a prime Queens residential neighborhood. KGHCA is a membership organization and is dependent on dues for support. Annual dues are $18.00 and may be mailed to KGHCA at Box 670085, Kew Gardens Hills, New York 11367

 


 


 

Breakfast at Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills

 By. Sifrah Hollander, Vice President KGHCA

The Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association honored Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz and the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills and Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld at its Annual Community Legislative Breakfast on Sunday December 7th 2014. Co-President, Jennifer Martin opened the program by mentioning several of our recent achievements.  They included arranging for Doe Fund workers to help keep Main Street clean, arranging funding for trips for seniors and programs for children, community programs and lectures and a website www.kghca.org.  Most important was the multi-year campaign for a new larger modern library for which concrete is now being poured.  A late summer opening is anticipated.

The Pat Dolan Award for Community Service was presented to State Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz by Borough President, Melinda Katz.  She noted that he is always just a phone call away and has been a long time advocate for our community, the Borough of Queens, and Israel, even while serving as Office manager for Toby Stavisky, our former State Senator.  Mr. Simanowitz thanked the KGHCA for this honor, noting that we all want to make Kew Gardens Hills a Better place to live.The Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills and Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld were honored for their service to the community.  They have supported us by providing a meeting place for events and publicizing our programs.  They understand the importance of civic and community involvement and the need to serve the broader community. This presentation was made by co-President David Kirschner.

Congresswoman Grace Meng has been an effective advocate in Washington for us.  She serves on the Foreign Relations Committee.  He helped pass a law making cemetery desecrations a violation of religious freedom.  She has also helped get federal aid to help repair houses of worship damaged by natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy.  She is also involved with veterans affairs and immigration. David Weprin, who at present is an Assemblyman in a neighboring District, spoke of his efforts to get tuition tax credits for families who send their children to non-public schools.

City Councilman Rory Lancman spoke of the vital role of the civic association as a link between the public and their elected officials.  He said that the mayor has agreed to fund half -day Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs that are needed by Orthodox schools to get funding and thus avoid conflict with the requirements of church-state separation laws .Councilman Lancman announced that P.S. 164 will become a polling site, and thus avoid long walks for people in that area.

The Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association gives special thanks to the sponsors of this event: Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial, Astor Brokerage, Brach’s Glatt, Queens Jewish Community Council, The Queens Jewish Link, TD Bank, Plaine and Katz LLP, Senior Care EMS, Ami Magazine, and Shalom Pharmacy.Here are the Honorees and Officers and Board Members of the Kew Gardens Hills Home Owners Civic Association

Digital Photographs by Jim Jaffe
 


President, Jenny Martin and Husband

Gene Richter and Norma Stegmaier

 


The Buffet Table

Harold Baron

Bagels and More Bagels

R' Yisroel Benedek
 


Left & Friend Chairman of the Board, Meshulam Lisker

Treasurer, Charles Henry

Vice President, Sifrah Hollander


Secretary, Cynthia Zalisky

Honorees LR, Senator, Joseph Addabbo
Congress Woman, Grace Meng
Borough President, Melinda Katz
Councilman, Rory Lancman
Assemblyman,
 David Weprin

President, David Kirschner

Borough President, Melinda Katz

Assemblyman, Michael Simanowitz

L-R Assemblyman, David Weprin
Congresswoman, Grace Meng
Senator. Joseph Addabbo
Rabbi Joel Schonfeld, Young Israel
KGHCA President, David Kirchner
Assemblylman, Rory Lancman
KGHCA President, Jenny Martin
Borough Prsident, Melinda Katz
Assemblyman, Michael Simanowitz
KGHCA Vice President, Sifrah Hollander
KGHCA Secretary, Cynthia Zalisky
 

 

 



Assemblyman, Rory Lancman


Senator, Joseph Addabbo

Congresswoman, Grace Meng

Assemblyman, David Weprin


L-R Borough President Melinda Katz
Assemblyman. Michael Simanowitz
   
L-R KGHCA Presaident, David Kirchner
Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld
KGHCA Chairman of the Board, Meshulam Lisker
KGHCA President, Jenny Martin
KGHCA Vice President, Sifrah Hollander
KGHCA Secretary, Cynthia Zalisky


Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld


 

   

 






 


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Captain Paul Valerga 107 Precinct

 


 

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Kew Gardens Hills Homeowners Civic Association
At the Queens Civic Congress Luncheon Sunday, April 27th 2014 Atun's Caterers

Our Kew Gardens Hills Homeowners Civic Association was represented by our treasurer, Charles Henry and his Wife Josephine, and between bites Charles entertained those who attended the luncheon with his wonderful music. David Kulick, President of the Flushing on the Hill Civic Association although assigned to table 18, opted to sit with the KGHCA group at table 1. Norma Stegmaier member of the KGHCA board graced our table and last but absolutely not least our  President David Kirschner arrived a few minutes late but happily enjoyed his meal in fact he raved about it. I must comment that unlike some other luncheons this one was run by Richard Hellenbrecht and the speeches were short and to the point. Our new Borough President Melinda Katz brightened up the speakers table and our senior Senator Charles Schumer  told some stories about his biking through Queens and also presented a few awards.. Very interesting luncheon and it certainly could not be called boring.


Digital Photo by Jim Jaffe

Charles Henry, Treasurer KGHCA


Digital Photo by Jim Jaffe

L-R Jim Jaffe's Wife Wilma Jaffe,
David Kulick Pres. Flushing on the Hill Civic Asso.
Norma Stegmaier, KGHCA, Charles Henry, KGHCA and Wife
Josephine Flink, KGHCA President  David Kirschner


Digital Photo by Jim Jaffe

L-R Senator Charles Schumer, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
 Executive VP QCC, Richard Hellenbrecht

 

 

 


 

 

 

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