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Avi Hoffman and Suzanne Toren on ‘Death of a Salesman’ and Yiddish

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By LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES NOV. 10, 2015 Before he was a salesman, Willy Loman was a peddler on the Lower East Side. You won’t find any proof of that in the script of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” but it makes intuitive sense to Avi Hoffman, the actor playing Willy in New Yiddish Rep’s Yiddish-language production. In the back story Mr. Hoffman has settled on, Willy is a Jewish immigrant who… Read More »Avi Hoffman and Suzanne Toren on ‘Death of a Salesman’ and Yiddish

The Dime

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The Dime — excerpted from “The Scorekeeper,” a memoir published in 2017 by Joy Media LLC I never thought of us as poor. We gave to the poor. My grandmother defied arthritic legs trudging from neighbor to neighbor to collect clothing and food for displaced Holocaust survivors in Europe and my mother always found a coin or two of tzedakah to drop into tin pushkas for one cause or another.… Read More »The Dime

Sarina Roffe Elected to International Jewish Genealogy Board

Sarina Roffe Elected to International Jewish Genealogy Board

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Sarina Roffe, a resident of Belle Harbor , was elected to the Board of Directors for the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, (IAJGS) at its recent conference in Warsaw, Poland. Sarina Roffe has over 30 years of experience as a genealogist. Co-chair of the Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative and a former member of the JewishGen Board of Governors, Sarina is editor of Dorot for JGSNY and founder of the… Read More »Sarina Roffe Elected to International Jewish Genealogy Board

Thousands of Hasidic women come together to celebrate Rebbetzin legacy

VIDEO: Thousands of Hasidic women come together to celebrate Rebbetzin legacy

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VIDEO: Thousands of Hasidic women come together to celebrate Rebbetzin legacy January 28, 2019 By Liliana Bernal Brooklyn Daily Eagle     Roughly 3,000 Hasidic women leaders from around the world gathered at a gala on Sunday as part of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries that takes place annually in Brooklyn and Queens. Women leaders from places as far as Thailand and the Democratic Republic of the Congo,… Read More »VIDEO: Thousands of Hasidic women come together to celebrate Rebbetzin legacy

Orthodox Jewish Woman Named Cybersecurity Chief for US Spy Agency

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Orthodox Jewish Woman Named Cybersecurity Chief for US Spy Agency Anne ‘Chani’ Neuberger By JTA and TOI staff 25 July 2019   Anne ‘Chani’ Neuberger grew up in mostly Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park; parents were among hostages rescued during Israeli raid on Entebbe An Orthodox Jewish woman whose parents were among the hostages rescued by Israeli commandos from Entebbe Airport has been tapped to head the United States… Read More »Orthodox Jewish Woman Named Cybersecurity Chief for US Spy Agency

Brownstone Brooklyn Yom HaShoah Commemoration – 70 Years Since Liberation

Brownstone Brooklyn Yom HaShoah Commemoration – 70 Years Since Liberation

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Brownstone Brooklyn Yom HaShoah Commemoration – 70 Years Since Liberation For many years now, clergy and congregants from synagogues around the borough have come together to remember and not forget. Join us for an evening of contemplative music, memories, and thought-provoking discussion. Reception to follow. Generously sponsored by the Tom Kolar Holocaust Education Fund. Participating communities: Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Congregation Mount Sinai East Midwood Jewish Center Kolot Chayeinu: Voices of Our… Read More »Brownstone Brooklyn Yom HaShoah Commemoration – 70 Years Since Liberation

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

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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