With Our Thanks:

-Former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
-Former NY City Councilman Michael C. Nelson

Councilmembers: -Darlene Mealy, Stephen Levin, Chaim Deutsch, David Greenfield

-Jim Goldman, Charles Diker, Lloyd Handwerker, Hon Alice Fisher Rubin, Lowell Rubin, Raoul Felder bhs-logo2


About Us

The Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative (BJHI) welcomes input from diverse segments of the local and international community and is committed to engaging stakeholders in the project’s formation and development. As such The Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative is advised by a community and a scholarly advisory council, representing a range of voices.
  Howard B. Teich, President, The Howard Teich Network, Founder & Co-Chair Sarina Roffé, President, Sephardic Heritage Project, Co-Chair Joseph Dorinson, Professor of History, Long Island University, Vice Chair  
Dr. Ilana Abramovitch, Co-editor, Jews of Brooklyn Rabbi Daniel M. Bronstein, Rabbi and Congregational Scholar, Congregation Beth Elohim Martha Foley, Archival and Historical Consultant Ann-Isabel Friedman, Director, Sacred Sites Program, The New York Landmarks Conservancy Dr. James A. Goldman, Former Acting Dean of Continuing Education, New York City College of Technology Judith R. Greenwald, Historian and Archivist, Kane Street Synagogue Charles Kahn Yisroel Bar Kaplan, Chabad Jewish Tours David Katz, United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg Carol Levin, Historian, Kane Street Synagogue Ellen Levitt, Author, Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn Michael New, Executive Director, King David Rehabilitation Center Rabbi David Niederman, Executive Director and President, United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg Rabbi Gary Pollack, President, Bensonhurst COJO Nancy Rosenberg, Congregation Beth Elohim Steven Schechter, Executive Director of Government and External Affairs, Brooklyn College Ron Schweiger, Brooklyn Borough Historian, Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Deborah Schwartz - Executive Director, Brooklyn Historical Society Rita Schwartz Jonathan Zalisky