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Ben Zion Miller

Cantor’s World

The purpose of the organization is to promote cantorial music and the study of Jewish liturgy through lectures on Jewish prayer and cantorial music. A key goal of cantors World is to continue to promote the role of the cantor in bringing inspiration to the community. See data on Cantors, both in Brooklyn and in New York City. 

Rabbi Miriam Grossman

Kolot Chayeinu |Voices of Our Lives

Rabbi Miriam Grossman is a multi-generational Jewish educator, community organizer, and an energizing leader of Jewish ritual. At the heart of her leadership is the idea that through communal ritual and communal action we all can become more spiritually and politically awake- awake to our inner lives and awake to the world around us. She believes that ritual, learning and action all honor our collective ancestors and their dreams of… Read More »Kolot Chayeinu |Voices of Our Lives

Alan Kalter, longtime announcer for David Letterman dies at 78

JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY      BY RON KAMPEAS – OCTOBER 6, 2021 5:13 PM. Alan Kalter and his wife, Peggy, attend “Ninety Years of Gallghers” at Gallaghers Steakhouse in New York City on Nov. 14, 2017. (Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) (JTA) — Alan Kalter, his rabbi said, was a “mensch,” a past temple president who dutifully Zoomed into services throughout the pandemic. Kelter died Monday at 78 at at Stamford Hospital… Read More »Alan Kalter, longtime announcer for David Letterman dies at 78

Bernard "Buddy" Rich

Bernard “Buddy” Rich

By BROOKLYN TALES Bernard “Buddy” Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He is considered one of the most influential drummers of all time. Rich was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Rich was born in Sheepshead Bay to Jewish-American parents Bess Skolnik and Robert Rich, both vaudevillians. Before he turned two, he was part of his parents’ act on vaudeville, but on breaks he would sneak into… Read More »Bernard “Buddy” Rich

Bronze statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg unveiled in downtown Brooklyn

Bronze statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg unveiled in downtown Brooklyn

By TIM BALKNEW YORK DAILY NEWS | MAR 12, 2021 AT 3:50 PM  A 7-foot-tall bronze statue honoring late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was unveiled Friday morning in her proud Brooklyn hometown. Borough President Eric Adams and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte (D-Brooklyn) pulled a sheet off the 650-pound sculpture in the lobby of downtown Brooklyn’s City Point shopping center as cameras clicked. “She kept that Brooklyn pride and stride as she sat on… Read More »Bronze statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg unveiled in downtown Brooklyn


Brooklyn Shines

Two of our Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame recipients are even more famous these days and add even more luster to the Brooklyn Jewish community. Senator Chuck Schumer, a born and bred Brooklynite, has served in government, starting in the State Assembly, the House of Representatives and of course, minority leader of the US Senate. Chuck, as he is known, now the Majority leader of the US Senate, but can… Read More »Brooklyn Shines

COVID-19 Vaccines in Brooklyn

Ari KaganFebruary 22, 2021 I was very glad to volunteer helping many Holocaust survivors referred by JCC of Greater Coney Island to the vaccination site in Abraham Lincoln HS. I met amazing people, like Leon Gosh (pictured with me after vaccination) who survived the horrors of Auschwitz concentration camp.  Everyone is doing their part to overcome this terrible COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to all staffers from DOHMH, Test and Trace… Read More »COVID-19 Vaccines in Brooklyn

Purim 2021

Purim 2021 Purim is celebrated from sundown on Thursday, February 25, through sundown on Friday, February 26.  The holiday is filled with amazing traditions! Purim is the celebration of Esther and Mordechai’s triumph over wicked Haman.On Purim night, we rejoice through recounting Esther’s story and through drinking, wearing masks, and partying. We also give back to our community – by giving mishloach manot (gifts of food) to friends and donating… Read More »Purim 2021

Amar’e Stoudemire

As Brooklyn Nets coach, Amar’e Stoudemire doesn’t work on Shabbat

NBA club accepts request of ex-star who has converted to Judaism and played for Israeli teams in recent years Amare Stoudemire attends the 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series at Gulfstream Park, on January 23, 2021 in Hallandale Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for The Stronach Group via JTA) By GABE FRIEDMAN 26 January 2021, 11:36 pm JTA — Amar’e Stoudemire, the former NBA star-turned-Orthodox-convert to Judaism and Israeli… Read More »As Brooklyn Nets coach, Amar’e Stoudemire doesn’t work on Shabbat

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