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Irwin Hochberg, 89, ‘Zionist Giant’

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BY JONATHAN MARK Former UJA-Federation board chair was a leading activist and philanthropist. Irwin Hochberg, a former chairman of UJA-Federation of New York’s board of directors who helped shepherd the 1986 merger of United Jewish Appeal and the local federation, died in his Manhattan home of natural causes on Oct. 11. He was 89. The Brooklyn-born Hochberg was a leading activist and philanthropist for more than a dozen major pro-Israel organizations,… Read More »Irwin Hochberg, 89, ‘Zionist Giant’

Brooklyn, the Most Jewish Spot on Earth

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By Hilary Danailova January 2018 A dozen years ago, I moved from a Park Slope brownstone to a rent-controlled apartment south of Kings Highway in Brooklyn. It turned out to be next door to the Ocean Avenue building where my grandmother, Shirley, had spent her first married years. “Tell me,” she demanded over the phone, her Brooklyn accent undimmed by 20 years in Florida, “is it one of those units with a sunken… Read More »Brooklyn, the Most Jewish Spot on Earth