Hilary Larson’s article quite aptly describes the Forest Hills-Rego Park area and the diverse nature of its Jewish community. (“Continuity In Queens,” Neighborhoods, Nov. 5)
It also highlights the names of several of its synagogues. Many of our members, myself included, were rather dismayed that the names of some of the leading synagogues in our community, including the Queens Jewish Center and Talmud Torah, which I represent, were not mentioned. The Queens Jewish Center was the first Modern Orthodox synagogue founded in the Forest Hills-Rego Park area (circa 1943).
Also not mentioned were the Young Israel of Forest Hills and Congregation Beth Gavriel (a leading Bukharain synagogue).
Queens Jewish Center and Talmud Torah
Forest Hills, NY
Editor’s Note: As noted at the end of the article, the Neighborhoods columns are intended to offer a glimpse of various communities, not provide a full listing of each institution in the region.