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2024 Brooklyn Jewish Torchbearers Award

     BJHI Salute to Israel Click This Link to RSVP  to attend the 2024Brooklyn Jewish Torchbearers Award Ceremony at theEast Midwood Jewish Center on  April 3, 2024 at 6 pm. Brooklyn Region Hadassah Brooklyn Region Hadassah is being honored for their work in creating and continuing its health care agenda. In the early 20th Century Brooklyn hospitals were organized around the idea of healthcare for women. Henrietta Szold, who… Read More »2024 Brooklyn Jewish Torchbearers Award

Brookjlyn's Largest Menorah

Largest Menorah in Brooklyn

The Largest Menorah in Brooklyn has been towering over New York since 1985 and is a must on everyone’s calendar, Jews and non-Jews alike. Every night of Chanukah, thousands celebrate with the accompaniment of live music and latkes for all. With the assistance of a 60-foot boom lift, Rabbi Shimon Hecht, accompanied by community leaders, philanthropists and special guests light Brooklyn’s Largest Menorah. Learn more on the Chabad of Park Slope website.… Read More »Largest Menorah in Brooklyn

Ani Maamin - Shlomo Carlebach

Ani Maamin – Shlomo Carlebach Feat. Eli Levin

The iconic Shlomo Carlebach and contemporary singer Eli Levin join together in an unforgettable music video transporting viewers to the streets of Jerusalem where the eternal promise of redemption hovers tantalizingly in the air. BJHI Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Famer Cecelia Margules wrote this song for Reb Schlomo Carlebach. Margules and Danny Finkelman produced this video and BJHI’s music video, BROOKLYN with Nissim Black.

The Hon. Abraham Gerges

Council Members Past and Present Discuss Issues Then and Now

Steve Levin by Claude Scales on November 1, 2013 2:29 pm in Brooklyn History, Events, Government, Other Brooklyn The present–Steve Levin (photo above)–and past three–The Hon. Abraham Gerges (photo below),  Ken Fisher, and David Yassky–who have represented City Council District 33, which includes Brooklyn Heights, were in the Moot Court Room at Brooklyn Law School Tuesday evening for a panel discussion moderated by Brooklyn Law Professor David Reiss. The moderator opened the discussion by asking each panelist what was… Read More »Council Members Past and Present Discuss Issues Then and Now

Hebrew Orphan Asylum, Brooklyn Heights

Saving Abraham’s Children – Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum 

This article, by Suzanne Spellen, was published by the Brownstoner,  Sep 13, 2012. In 1878, a group of German Jewish philanthropists gathered at Temple Beth Elohim on Kean Street to do something to protect and shelter Jewish orphans. Before that time, Brooklyn’s Jewish orphans were being taken care of by the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of the City of New York, in Manhattan, in an orphanage on East 77th St. In 1878,… Read More »Saving Abraham’s Children – Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum 

Henry "Hank" Sapoznik

Henry “Hank” Sapoznik

A pioneering scholar and performer of klezmer music, Sapoznik was the first director of the Max and Frieda Weinstein Archives of Recorded Sound at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, from its founding in 1982, until 1994. As an outgrowth of that work, in 1985 Sapoznik started “KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program”, the world’s most important training venue for practitioners of this nearly lost art and, in 1994, founded the Yiddish arts… Read More »Henry “Hank” Sapoznik

A Discussion with Rabbi YY & Nissim Black: From Islam, to Christianity, to Judaism

Grand Army Plaza Menorah. Photo by Julienne Schaer - NYC and Company

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting Times 2022 – 5783

Grand Army Plaza Menorah. Photo by Julienne Schaer – NYC and Company Menorah Lighting Times 2022 – 5783 Menorah Lighting Times 2022 – 5783 1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 18 Kickoff Concert Event begins at 4:00 pm 2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 19 at 6:00 pm 3rd Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 20 at 6:00 pm 4th Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 21 at 6:00 pm 5th Night of Chanukah, Thursday, December 22 at… Read More »Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting Times 2022 – 5783

Old Jewish Men

Old Jewish Men – TikTock Sensation

Old Jewish Men TikTok’s ‘Old Jewish Men’ demand cheap lox, public toilets in NYC ‘protests’By Ben BlanchetNY Post Whether it’s the price of lox or public toilets, one of the latest TikTok trends features old dudes kvetching for a cause. “Make lox $2.99 per pound again,” gripe the elderly social media stars of @oldjewishmen, who take videos of the “protests” they stage around the city. The lifestyle brand from director Noah Rinsky,… Read More »Old Jewish Men – TikTock Sensation