2009-01-02 / Community

SJEH Celebrates Holiday Season

On Tuesday, December 23, 2008, members of the Knights of Columbus, No. 2672, Monsignor William F. Burke Rockaway Council brought gifts of toys to the Pediatric Unit at St. John's Episcopal Hospital making the children very happy. Posing with the members of the Knights of Columbus was 18-month-old Gregory Hestor, III, seated on counter, and his dad, Gregory Hestor, II, bottom row, second from the right. The visiting members of the Knights of Columbus included (in alphabetical order): Tom Barry; Brian Courtney; Steve Cross; Glen Diresto; Jim Hurley; Larry Kelly; Ed Lane; Dan Lyons; Kevin Mullen; Charlie Norton; John Onoratto; and Mike Suglia. On Tuesday, December 23, 2008, members of the Knights of Columbus, No. 2672, Monsignor William F. Burke Rockaway Council brought gifts of toys to the Pediatric Unit at St. John's Episcopal Hospital making the children very happy. Posing with the members of the Knights of Columbus was 18-month-old Gregory Hestor, III, seated on counter, and his dad, Gregory Hestor, II, bottom row, second from the right. The visiting members of the Knights of Columbus included (in alphabetical order): Tom Barry; Brian Courtney; Steve Cross; Glen Diresto; Jim Hurley; Larry Kelly; Ed Lane; Dan Lyons; Kevin Mullen; Charlie Norton; John Onoratto; and Mike Suglia. St. John's Episcopal Hospital was festive around holiday time thanks to the Knights of Columbus No. 2672, Monsignor William F. Burke Rockaway Council, and a Hanukkah celebration, among many other seasonal events. The Living Rock Christian Center of Far Rockaway also brought toys for the children in Pediatrics.

Rabbi Zalman Baida, chaplain at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, led the prayers during the menorah ceremonial lighting held on the first day of Chanukkah, Monday, December 22, 2008, in the Hospital Lobby. Rabbi Zalman Baida, chaplain at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, led the prayers during the menorah ceremonial lighting held on the first day of Chanukkah, Monday, December 22, 2008, in the Hospital Lobby.

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