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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
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March 2018

Gad Elbaz

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226 United States
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Walking tour of Williamsburg and Lost Synagogues

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grand Street Academy HS, 850 Grand Street at Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY United States
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$20

Walk through Historic Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the Borough's latest hot and trendy neighborhood. Historian and author Ellen Levitt, will provide a walking tour of the neighborhood with stops along the way at some lost synagogues. Highlights are Beth Israel; Bialystoker Bikur Cholim; Daughters of Zion; Israel Elioe Brethren of Yale; New Hebrew School of Brooklyn; Ohev Sholom (one of the oldest Brooklyn former synagogues); Ahawath Scholom Beth Aron; Tifereth Israel; Free Hebrew Burial Society for the Poor of Brooklyn; B’nai Jacob…

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Freedom of Expression: The Never-Ending Fight

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY United States
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$10

As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo wrote, “Freedom of expression is…the indispensable condition of nearly every other form of freedom.” Two titans in this fight, Ira Glasser, head of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1978 to 2001, and Norman Siegel, director of the New York Civil Liberties Union from 1985 to 2000, reflect on the history and ongoing struggle, and reminisce about their shared Brooklyn roots. Moderated by Jarrett Murphy, executive editor and publisher of City Limits. Presented in partnership with…

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April 2018

Bike Tour of Lost Synagogues of Flatbush/East Flatbush

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Erasmus Hall HS, 911 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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$20

Explore Flatbush and East Flatbush by bike with author/historian Ellen Levitt, author of the Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn. Highlights include: Prospect Park Jewish Center, Woodruff Avenue Temple, Shaare Torah, Kesser Torah, Judea Center and yeshiva, Glenwood Jewish Center, Shaare Israel, Jewish Center of Hyde Park, Beth Israel, Rishon L’Tzion and a few others Bring your bike and dress for the weather and maximum comfort! Meeting Point: Front entrance of Erasmus Hall HS on Flatbush Ave near Church Ave. Transportation: Q…

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Walking Tour: Sephardic Brooklyn – From Bensonhurst to Flatbush

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
18th Avenue & 64th Street, N Train at 18th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11204 United States
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$20

This unique 3 hour walking tour will give you an overview of the Brooklyn Sephardic community. Learn about the people and places of Brooklyn’s Syrian Jewish community beginning with the landmarked Magen David Congregation, and the surrounding neighborhood. Tour guides Sarina and David Roffe will discuss the history of this community, and its organization. Then hop on the Kings Highway bus to the main food shopping area in Flatbush where you will find peruse food stores, bakeries and Kosher restaurants,…

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May 2018

Walking Tour of Downtown Brooklyn Jewish Historic Points

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cadman Plaza West, Clark Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201 United States
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$27

Historian, author and attorney Judith Greenwald hosts this amazing tour takes visitors through historic sites from the time of George Washington and the Revolutionary War to the settlement of various Jewish immigrant groups, the establishment of many Jewish-owned businesses along Fulton Street, the history of the formation of at least four major synagogues – Kane Street, Brooklyn Heights, B’nai Avraham and Mt Sinai - and the famous people who attended. Learn about the role Plymouth Church played in fighting anti-Semitism.…

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Victorian Flatbush Walking Tour

May 20 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Flatbush Food Co-op, 1415 Cortelyou Road
Brooklyn, New York 11226 United States
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$27

Walk the streets of Victorian Flatbush with Ron Schweiger, the official Brooklyn Borough historian. The tour will cover the turn of the century development of 4 of the 11 Victorian style homes in NYC Landmark districts - Prospect Park South (PPS), and Ditmas Park (DP). Also visit BSW and DPW. two communities currently waiting to obtain landmark status from the NYC Landmark Commission. We will see the sites where "Sophie's Choice" was filmed in 1982. Also where the recent film,…

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