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

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-Jim Goldman, Charles Diker, Lloyd Handwerker, Hon Alice Fisher Rubin, Lowell Rubin, Raoul Felder bhs-logo2
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October 2017

The Golem in Brooklyn

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - October 22 @ 11:30 pm
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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For centuries the legend grew, frightening some, protecting some, inspiring writers, filmmakers and artists. Join the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery in celebrating all things GOLEM. Shoshanna Brombacher, artist, writer and our curator has assembled over forty original works from twenty artists from around the world. We take pride introducing from Croatia, Melita Kraus in her first showing in America. Klezmer-rock band GOLEM takes the stage at 9:30, the leading re-innovators of Yiddish and Eastern European Music. Golem is not your…

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August 2017

Lost Synagogues of Williamsburg and Nearby

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Street Campus High School, 850 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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Meeting Place: Grand Street Campus High School/Eastern District High School 850 Grand Street Main entrance by sidewalk *The Grand Street Station on the L train is closest $15 per person

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May 2017

Zion Triangle WWI Centennial Commemoration

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zion Park, e 11212, 1319 E New York Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11212 United States
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Rsvp: 718-922-9600 events@pitkinavenue.nyc

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April 2017

Downtown Brooklyn Jewish Historic Points

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $25

Type: Walking Duration: 3 hours with stops along the way Guide: Judith Greenwald, Esq, author Judith Greenwald A resident of downtown Brooklyn since 1965, Judith Greenwald is the historian and archivist of Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emes, a/k/a Kane Street Synagogue, where she has been an active member for 50 years. She wrote the history of the 161-year old conservative synagogue, “The First 144 Years of Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emes” which was in the collection of essays in the…

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February 2017

Heroes of the Knish: Making a Living and Making a Life

February 12 - May 7
City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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Photo Credit: Barbara Pfeffer The City Reliquary presents: Heroes of the Knish: Making a Living and Making a Life Sunday, Feb. 12 – May 7 Opening reception: Sunday, February 12 @ 2 PM (Curator’s talk and Knish Trivia @ 3PM) $10/$8 Reliquary members Heroes of the Knish: Making a Living and Making a Life tells the story of courageous women and men who churned out potato pies and paved lives for themselves and their families. The exhibit is curated by Laura…

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January 2017

Community Event with Jewish National Fund

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Sholom of Flatbush, 2705 E. 68th St
Brooklyn, NY 11234 United States
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NY Historical Society Exhibit: The First Jewish Americans – Freedom and Culture in the New World

January 1 - March 12
New York Historical Society Museum & Library, 170 Central Park West at Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Thomas Sully. Rebecca Gratz, 1831. Oil on panel. The Rosenbach Museum and Library. How did Jewish settlers come to inhabit—and change—the New World? Jews in colonial America and the young United States, while only a tiny fraction of the population, significantly negotiated the freedoms offered by the new nation and contributed to the flowering of American culture. The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World follows the trajectory of a people forced from their ancestral lands in…

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November 2016

Jewish Humor with Joe Dorinson

November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
141 Argyle Road
Brooklyn, NY 11218 United States
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Joseph Dorinson is a professor in the History Department at Long Island University, where he has taught since 1966. Dorinson has co-edited a book, Jackie Robinson: Race, Sports and the American Dream (1999), and has written numerous articles on a variety of subjects spanning his beloved borough of Brooklyn, black heroes, sports, politics, humor, and ethnicity. He has organized conferences at LIU on Jackie Robinson (1997), Brooklyn (1998) and Paul Robeson (1998). During baseball's first "Subway Series" since 1956, Dorinson…

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Second Annual BJHI Hall of Fame Inductions

November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative (BJHI) Invites you to attend the Second Annual BJHI Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame Celebration Class of 2016 Inductees Simon Bergson  |  Neshama Carlebach Nicole Dweck  |  Jake Ehrenreich Raoul Felder  |  Lloyd Handwerker Lainie Kazan  |  Jack Laub Bruce Ratner  |  Alice Fisher Rubin *Note: All Honorees have confirmed attendance Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm prompt Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201 Free Reception Light Refreshments Served Click here to…

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The Power of Unity

November 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226 United States
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