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

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

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

DEBORAH KASS UNVEILS OY/YO SCULPTURE IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

NOVEMBER 10, 2015 – Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce the unveiling of Deborah Kass’ first large-scale public sculpture OY/YO, now on view in Brooklyn Bridge Park through August 16, 2016. Commissioned by Two Trees Management Company and presented in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park, the sculptural installation will coincide with No Kidding, [more …]DEBORAH KASS UNVEILS OY/YO SCULPTURE IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

Avi Hoffman and Suzanne Toren on ‘Death of a Salesman’ and Yiddish

Avi Hoffman and Suzanne Toren, who star in the New Yiddish Rep’s production of “Death of a Salesman.” Credit- Ian Douglas for The New York Times

By LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES NOV. 10, 2015

Before he was a salesman, Willy Loman was a peddler on the Lower East Side.

You won’t find any [more …]Avi Hoffman and Suzanne Toren on ‘Death of a Salesman’ and Yiddish

Adam Sandler, a Brooklyn Boy and Chanuka

Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966,[2] the son of Judy, a nursery school teacher, and Stanley Sandler, an electrical engineer.[3] His family is Jewish, descending from immigrants from Russia on both sides.[4][5] When he was five, his family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, where he attended Manchester Central High School. [more …]Adam Sandler, a Brooklyn Boy and Chanuka

Faith In Brooklyn for Nov. 26

Originally published on Brooklyn Daily Eagle by Francesca Norsen Tate, Religion Editor

Judith Clurman. Photo credit: Frank Wang

Prominent Conductor from Brooklyn Releases New Album on Jewish Song Acclaimed choral conductor Judith Clurman has released a new compact disc, “Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit,” on Sono Luminus (DSL-92182). Clurman, [more …]Faith In Brooklyn for Nov. 26

Brooklyn’s Lubavitch Community: A Culture Captured by the Ultimate Outsider

Originally published on New York Times by Sara Trappler Spielman

One day during Hanukkah 26 years ago, the grand rabbi of the Lubavitch-Chabad Hasidim briefly turned away from the hundreds of men gathered before him in synagogue to cast his eye toward the women’s balcony. Then he extended an arm, offering someone [more …]Brooklyn’s Lubavitch Community: A Culture Captured by the Ultimate Outsider

Gallery, Shul and Artistic Endeavor for Students in Brooklyn Gallery, Shul and Artistic Endeavor for Students in Brooklyn

Originally published on Chabad.org/NEWS by Sara Trappler Spielman

An exhibit by artist Esther Zibell, right, called “Jewnity” is on display at the Hadas Gallery at the Rohr Chabad Jewish Center serving the Pratt Institute in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Esther Zibell’s colorful and imaginative holiday paintings have left [more …]Gallery, Shul and Artistic Endeavor for Students in Brooklyn Gallery, Shul and Artistic Endeavor for Students in Brooklyn

Neil Diamond Goes Back Home to Brooklyn

‘Jewish Elvis’ Returns for Surprise Gig at Erasmus Hall By Hody Nemes Published September 29, 2014, Jewish Daily Forward

Tough Ticket: Fans wait outside Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn for a chance to see a rare show by singer Neil Diamond.

Who says you can’t go home again? Singer Neil Diamond returned to [more …]Neil Diamond Goes Back Home to Brooklyn

Artist’s Brooklyn show describes ultra-orthodox Jewish childhood 

Sara Erenthal grew up in a Neturei Karta community in Borough Park but split with her family after her parents returned to Israel. Her latest works draw on the life she left behind.

SHE HAS moved on, but she has not forgotten.

Sara Erenthal, who split from her ultra-Orthodox Jewish [more …]Artist’s Brooklyn show describes ultra-orthodox Jewish childhood 

Brooklyn native Barbra Streisand talks feminism with release of her newest album

This image shows Barbra Streisand during the of filming of “Funny Girl”. AP Photo/Steve Schapiro via Taschen

Brooklyn native Barbra Streisand’s new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn’t a conscious effort [more …]Brooklyn native Barbra Streisand talks feminism with release of her newest album

Joan Rivers: ‘Yente-In-Chief’

The ‘mouth that roared’ is silent, but in her life Rivers gave voice to outsiders and women. by Joseph Dorinson, published in The Jewish Week, Fri, 09/05/2014 Born in Brooklyn in 1933 to Russian immigrant parents, Dr. Meyer and Beatrice Molinsky, Joan grew up in the shadow of an older sister and with many complexes. [more …]Joan Rivers: ‘Yente-In-Chief’