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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

Larry King

Jewish Brooklyn Born Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King hosted “Larry King Live” on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of the show. With an affable, easygoing demeanor… Read More »Larry King

Orthodox Jewish woman to be appointed to National Security Council cybersecurity position —–Rabbis support Rep. Mary Miller despite Hitler quote

Anne ‘Chani’ Neuberger (JTA) — Anne Neuberger, a cybersecurity expert and Orthodox Jewish woman, will be appointed to a new role on the National Security Council focusing on cybersecurity, according to Politico. Neuberger will serve as deputy national security adviser for cybersecurity, where she will likely play a major role in responding to a Russian cyberattack from last year, the scope of which the federal government is still trying to… Read More »Orthodox Jewish woman to be appointed to National Security Council cybersecurity position —–Rabbis support Rep. Mary Miller despite Hitler quote

The Brooklyn Cantorial Project

The Brooklyn Cantorial Project

THE BROOKLYN CANTORIAL PROJECT In partnership with the the American Society for Jewish Music, the Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative has developed this exhibit of the history and singing by important Brooklyn cantors, from the “Golden Age Cantorial Singing,” in the early and middle 20th century, to the present day.  Drawing on the resources from its Charlie Bernhaut Collection of Jewish and Cantorial Recordings, the American Society for Jewish Music provides… Read More »The Brooklyn Cantorial Project

Chanukah is the holiday of Jewish pride

Published by Aish HaTorah Chanukah is the holiday of Jewish pride; it’s the time when we made a historic commitment not to blend in. Despite the allure of Greek society, despite the capitulation of many of our brothers and sisters, the true heroes were those who stood apart. They were not seduced by the blandishments of the Greeks; they knew they held a precious treasure and it was not to… Read More »Chanukah is the holiday of Jewish pride

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Brooklyn’s Largest Menorah Lighting in Grand Army Plaza

Thursday, December 10, 2020 – 4:30pm to Thursday, December 17 – 6:00pm The famous giant menorah has been lighting the night every Hanukkah since 1985! Everyone is welcome at the 35th annual lighting for 2020, with presents for children, hot latkes, and live music. ScheduleMenorah Lighting Times 2020/5781 Due to Covid-19 Masks and Social Distancing are required. 1st Night of Chanukah, Thursday, December 10 Kickoff Event begins at 5:00 pm 2nd Night… Read More »Brooklyn’s Largest Menorah Lighting in Grand Army Plaza

Prospect Park Endale Arch Restoration

Prospect Park-Endale Arch Restored to Original Splendor

Prospect Park – Endale Arch Restored to Original Splendor $500,000 Restoration Funded by Tiger Baron Foundation and Council Member Brad Lander’s District 39 Participatory Budgeting BROOKLYN, NY — NOVEMBER 13, 2020. Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that operates Prospect Park in partnership with the City, has completed the restoration of Endale Arch and reopened this treasure to the public. One of the first architectural elements constructed in Prospect Park in the 1860s,… Read More »Prospect Park-Endale Arch Restored to Original Splendor