Get ready to dance the hora!
On Wednesday, September 12, western Queens’ Jewish community center, Chabad LIC, will celebrate seven years of service during its 3rd Annual Benefit and Evening of Entertainment, held at the Water’s Edge restaurant in Long Island City. The event hopes to focus on impacting jobs throughout the city.
Cocktails and mingling will be followed by dinner and entertainment. The evening will feature indie-folk musician Moshe Hecht.
Honored guests during the evening include Borough President Helen Marshall, Water’s Edge owner, businessman and philanthropist Hadrenda Singh, and the co-founders of Freshko Fresh, Eric Gross and Avi Moche.
“The most important part of the event is awareness,” said Rabbi Zev Wineberg, director and founder of Chabad LIC. “It brings people together. There are people there to help them if they need anything. There are people taking the time to help others. We try to showcase people who are very generous and kind and let people learn by example.”
Chabad LIC is not just a religious organization but a community outreach center, hosting programs such as youth classes and summer camps, synagogue services, adult education, volunteer events, exercise courses and baking seminars as well as offering volunteer opportunities for the elderly and infirm.
“We’re a place a lot of people turn to in a time of need or just to feel connected,” said Wineberg.
Admission to the event ranges from $180 or $300. For more information, visit chabadlic.com.