The Rabbi Ephraim Sturm Scholarship Fund has four $500 scholarships available for four worthy young ladies graduating from local yeshiva high schools with outstanding records. For applications, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to FUND, 737 Empire Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691. v
Green Acres Mall Announces New Store Openings
A crop of new stores and restaurants—including Justice, Panera Bread, Chipotle, Haagen-Dazs, Starbucks, and Journeys Kidz—are coming to Green Acres. Justice is already open, and Starbuck’s, Journeys Kidz, and Haagen-Dazs will open this fall.
“These new additions tell us that we are truly connecting with our urban and suburban shoppers in this dynamic part of New York,” said Amaka Oweazim, marketing manager, Green Acres Mall. “With over 1.8 million square feet of shopping and dining, Green Acres Mall is a popular destination and a great place to shop, dine, and be entertained.”
The new retailers include:
• Justice opened in April, offering the hottest fashions and accessories for the “tween” girl, including the latest trends in clothing, swimwear, accessories, and fun items for girls 5-14, all at a great value for Mom.
• Haagen-Dazs, known for its simple and pure ingredients, will open in 300 square feet and offer the best ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt.
• Starbucks will open in 288 square feet and offer signature roasts and light bites in a kiosk setting.
• Journeys Kidz will open in a little over 2,000 square feet and offer the hottest brands and latest styles otf athletic sneakers, boots, and sandals for young boys and girls.
Green Acres Mall has been serving southeast Queens and southwest Nassau County for more than 50 years. The regional mall is home to Macy’s, Sears, JCPenney, and dozens of popular specialty stores and restaurants, including American Eagle, Aeropostale, Express, Forever 21, The Children’s Place, Old Navy, Applebee’s, Olive Garden, and much more.
For up-to-the-moment information, like them on Facebook or visit www.greenacresmallonline.com. Green Acres Mall is owned and operated by Macerich (NYSE:MAC), which is an S&P 500 company. To learn more, visit www.macerich.com. v
Judaica Circle Makes Sure No Child Is Denied
A Jewish Education
Batsheva Borenstein, Director of Chabad of the Five Towns’ Friendship Circle program, recently received the following letter and wanted to share it as an illustration of the purpose and effect of the inclusive programs:
“When my daughter had to be removed from the yeshiva she was attending, to go to public school, we had a very hard time. This was not something we took lightly, but it had to be done so she could get the special education services that she needed. It was hard for so many reasons—there’s the social stigma and my neighbors who judge. But the hardest part for us was her no longer getting a Jewish education. Her siblings would come home with parashah projects or aleph bet homework, while she was learning about the non-Jewish holidays. Through all the challenges, pain, and hardships, we were fortunate to have been put in contact with the Friendship Circle, a project of the Jean Fischman Chabad Center.
“This has been the light at the end of the tunnel for us. Not only did the Friendship Circle become an integral part of our family’s life, but they gave my daughter an opportunity she would never have had. Each week the Friendship Circle runs a Hebrew School for children with special needs. Our calendar centered around Judaica Circle, when my daughter had the chance to socialize with other Jewish children, learn the aleph bet, or make a menorah for Chanukah! I know our favorite part was her weekly parashah questions that she so proudly would say at the Shabbat table just like her brothers. While we wait for the next session of Judaica Circle to begin, we are counting down for end-of-summer camp with the Friendship Circle. What’s not to look forward to when you go on daily trips with your friends, do fun Jewish activities, and have the time of your life! If you’re interested in getting involved, volunteering, or joining, visit www.fc5towns.com or call 516-295-2478, ext. 13.”
The Friendship Circle at Chabad of the Five Towns is celebrating its seventh year of providing engaging social and educational programs to children with special needs. On Sunday, July 27, Chaim and Tovah Brill will represent the Five Towns’ chapter in the San Francisco marathon. Visit http://sf.teamfriendship.org/Team/View/3495/brill to contribute. v
Ahuva Wolmark Joins Pugatch Realty
Barry and Susan Pugatch are pleased to announce that Ahuva Wolmark has joined Pugatch Realty in Woodmere as a sales associate. The Wolmarks bought a house in North Woodmere in November 2014. They are very much a part of the community here and are affiliated with Khal Bnei Hayeshivos Synagogue. When they inquired how to go about finding the perfect home, their friends recommended Pugatch Realty. Ahuva notes her experience was “wonderful, stress-free, and professional! It is Pugatch that inspired me to become a realtor!”
Ahuva continues, “The world is a big place and I feel I can brighten someone’s day not only by selling them a great house, but by making it a positive, warm experience through my unique style. I am extremely personable, energetic, and resourceful. It takes quality to bring quality! Let me make your dream come true and find the dream house you always wished for!”
Ahuva Wolmark can be reached at 347-496-1989 (direct); 516-295-3000 (office); firstname.lastname@example.org; or at the office located at 950 Broadway. v