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CFR Annual Dinner

The CFR Annual Journal Dinner is a once yearly celebration of the Center’s outreach efforts, and is our major fundraising campaign. It has been held consecutively for the last thirty-five years.

The upcoming Annual Dinner will take place on Sunday, December 4th, 2016.

At this year's dinner, we will be honoring:

Naftali Dembitzer - Leadership Award

Meir & Victoria Ehrenpreis - Outstanding Service Award

Erik & Jennifer Schetina - Hakaras HaTov Award

The Dinner Campaign raises funds in three ways:

1. The campaign offers the opportunity to show support for the Center's work and to pay tribute to the honorees through the purchase of ads in a published Dinner Scroll of Honor and Journal.

2. Through the couvert charge for reservations made for those attending the dinner.

3. The Dinner Raffle.

The Dinner is a formal affair with a short but extremely inspirational program. The evening’s Masters of Ceremonies are the dinner honorees themselves, who personally testify to the work of the Center and explain why they are involved. Both corporate and collegiate speakers movingly address the effect CFR has had on their lives.

A lavish smorgasbord reception begins at 6:00 PM and continues until the dinner at 7:00 PM. The program begins at 7:15 and goes until 7:45 PM. A highlight of the evening's entertainment is the Dinner Raffle in which we award 20-30 exciting prize packages consisting of close to one hundred gift items to winning dinner raffle purchasers.

Grace after meals is at 9:15 PM, followed by a delicious Viennese desert buffet table.
A night at the CFR Dinner is an experience that will be long remembered by all who attend.

The Annual Dinner Campaign has a low overhead, making it highly cost effective.
Active participants may also choose to help administrate the dinner campaign.

 

Directions to CFR Dinner

Location: Congregation Kneseth Israel - ‘White Shul’ - 728 Empire Avenue - Far Rockaway, NY

By Car

From Manhattan: Queens Midtown Tunnel – Long Island Expressway to Van Wyck Expressway, South to Nassau Expressway East.  Expressway ends. Continue on Rockaway Turnpike East for approximately 2.5 miles. Bear Right onto Nassau Expressway South for 7 traffic lights (Broadway) Right turn on Broadway which becomes Empire Avenue. Continue for 2 blocks to 728 Empire Avenue, Congregation Kneseth Israel.

From Brooklyn: Belt Parkway to Nassau Expressway East. Expressway ends. Continue on Rockaway Turnpike East for approximately 2.5 miles. Bear Right onto Nassau Expressway South for 7 traffic lights (Broadway) Right turn on Broadway which becomes Empire Avenue continue for 2 blocks to 728 Empire Avenue, Congregation Kneseth Israel on the right.

From Long Island: Peninsula Blvd. To Rockaway Turnpike, Left on Rockaway Turnpike for approximately ¾ miles to Broadway. Right on Broadway, which becomes Empire Avenue in approximately 1 mile just after crossing over Nassau Expressway (878). Two blocks to 728 Empire Avenue, Congregation Kneseth Israel.

 

Via Long Island Rail Road:

Train to Far Rockaway - get off at Inwood Station - from Inwood Station, turn left over train tracks on to Doughty Blvd - walk 3.5 blocks along Doughty Blvd. to Broadway, which becomes Empire Avenue after 1 block. Right on Broadway Avenue for 1.5 blocks to Congregation Kneseth Israel.

 

 

 

Last updated on: 09/22/2017
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