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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

CRANES POTATO CHIP STAND

by Sonny Crane Hi, As a young boy growing up on Kings Highway in the 50’s, the apartment building we lived in was an eclectic mix of families and quite special. One of the joys I had from my father was his stories of growing up in Brownsville with his father and him running CRANES [more …]CRANES POTATO CHIP STAND

Backyard Kitchen: Mediterranean Salads

New York Times published Sarina Roffé, whose recipes have also been featured in NY Times Jewish Cookbook, Image Magazine and Joan Nathan’s Jewish Cooking in America, has released Backyard Kitchen: Mediterranean Salads. The book is available on Amazon. Sarina is the author of “Food and Drink, Modern Period: Syria.” Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic [more …]Backyard Kitchen: Mediterranean Salads

Community Making Sense of 7 Senseless Deaths

By Sarina Roffé

No father should have to eulogize his child. Gabriel Sassoon had to eulogize 7 of his 8 children.

“Why seven? Seven beautiful lilies,” cried their anguished father, Gabriel Sassoon, during his eulogy. “So pure. So pure.” Thousands of mourners, including the chief rabbi of Israel, attended the emotional [more …]Community Making Sense of 7 Senseless Deaths

They All Had Faces of Angels

Gayle Sassoon with her children

By Frank Rosario, Kevin Sheehan and Bruce Golding He wept as he recited the names, saying they are all “angels” now. A Brooklyn father who suffered the unthinkable loss of seven children when fire ripped through his home brought thousands of mourners to tears Sunday during their funeral. “They [more …]They All Had Faces of Angels

Sam Levenson

By Joe Dorinson “Today I am a fountain pen!” This mantra for Bar-Mitzvah boys in the 1940s, embedded in a mandatory speech thanking parents, relatives, and friends, was coined by teacher/humorist Sam Levenson. Before affluence enveloped our country, a fountain pen proved to be a welcome gift to eager students from frugal parents. Teacher turned [more …]Sam Levenson

JUDGE JUDY – A 550 YEAR SAGA

JUDGE JUDY FROM THE BETH DIN JUDGES TO THE FAMILY COURT JUDGE A FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEAR SAGA

By DR. NEIL ROSENSTEIN

FOUNDER AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

When thinking about writing this article, the biblical verse that came to my mind was from the Book of [more …]JUDGE JUDY – A 550 YEAR SAGA

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

Gita Gansburg, 86, Role Model, Mentor to Thousands of Young Jewish Women

Originally published on Chabad.org/NEWS

Mrs. Gita Gansburg

Mrs. Gita Gansburg, a longtime role model and mentor to thousands of young Jewish women returning to Jewish tradition, passed away in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was 86 years old.

As “dorm mother” at Machon Chana-Women’s Institute for the Study of [more …]Gita Gansburg, 86, Role Model, Mentor to Thousands of Young Jewish Women