Post Tagged with: "refugees"

Founder and executive director of Emma’s Torch Kerry Brodie (left), poses with culinary director Alexander Harris (right). (Photo by Giada Randaccio Skouras Sweeny via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Empowering Refugees at Emma’s Torch

Brooklyn, Business, Food May 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Pop-up turned restaurant Emma’s Torch, located in Carroll Gardens, educates refugees, asylees, and human trafficking survivors in the culinary arts and the English language, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Amanda Morales (Photo by Marisa Scheinfeld via The Forward)

Finding Refuge, 75 Years Ago, and Today

History, Immigration, Jewish, Latino, Manhattan March 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm

The Forward tells the story of refugees in Washington Heights – from 75 years ago to the present day.

(Photo via The Jewish Week)

Sanctuary Synagogues Band Together to Say ‘Never Again’

Immigration, Jewish, New York, Social Services March 9, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Two coalitions composed of synagogues and Jewish nonprofits across NYC strive to help refugees and immigrants as part of the sanctuary synagogue movement, reports The Jewish Week.

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

Asian, Bronx, Business, Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Video September 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

This month’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” takes a look at the story of Cambodian refugees who arrived in the Bronx in the 1980s, the history of jazz music in Asian countries, acid attack survivor Monica Singh, and the ordeal endured by the Chinese owners of Abacus Bank.

Student chef, Addwa Alsubaie, 19, who is preparing avocados at Emma’s Torch, came to the U.S. with her older sister from Saudi Arabia more than a year ago. “We are asylum seekers. It’s hard to live as a woman [in Saudi Arabia],” she told BKLYNER. (Photo via BKLYNER)

Emma’s Torch, a Café and Classroom for Refugees

Brooklyn, Education, Food June 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm

The recently opened Emma’s Torch in Red Hook offers not just brunch and sandwiches, it also gives an opportunity for refugees to pursue a culinary career, reports BKLYNER.

Students performing Alertez! (Photo via France-Amérique)

Students Perform a Play About Refugees

Brooklyn, Communities, Culture, Manhattan, Youth June 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

France-Amérique reports on a play created and performed by students at a Brooklyn school that dramatizes the plight of refugees.

Siona Benjamin (left) and a painting included in her new show. (Photo courtesy of Siona Benjamin via The Jewish Week)

Indian-Jewish Artist Goes ‘Beyond Borders’

Culture, Jewish, Manhattan, South Asian March 29, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Siona Benjamin tells The Jewish Week she aims to “blur the boundaries between cultures” in her exhibition at ACA Galleries in Chelsea, which features a series on refugees and reflects her multicultural background.

Photographer Hidemi Takagi in St. Ann’s Church. (Photo by Louise Wateridge via Brooklyn Paper)

Faces of Refugees on Display at Brooklyn Church

Brooklyn, Religion February 26, 2016 at 5:35 pm

A Brooklyn Heights church’s photography exhibit of recent refugees in the U.S. seeks to convey the message that refugees are ordinary people, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Sukkah outside Congregation Beth Elohim (Photo by Eric Petschek via Tablet)

For Sukkot, Brooklyn Synagogue Spotlights Refugees

Brooklyn, Jewish October 26, 2016 at 2:10 pm

For the holiday of Sukkot, Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn has put up a sukkah that focuses on the theme of the refugee crisis. The synagogue’s rabbi tells Tablet the issue parallels the purpose of a sukkah.

Chef Nida Al Janabi and chef Mitslal Tedla work with Chief Culinary Officer, Juan Suarez de Lezo (Photo by Eva Cruz via Brooklyn Ink)

Food Delivery Service Hires Refugees as Chefs

Business, Food, Immigration, New York January 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Eat Offbeat, a food delivery service slated to start next month in New York City, will offer meals cooked by refugees hired by the business as chefs, reports Brooklyn Ink.

Aftermath of the 1920 Wall St. bombing, blamed first on Russian bolsheviks and later on Italian anarchists. (Photo via City Limits)

Some Perspective on Admitting Syrian Refugees

History, Immigration, Middle Eastern, New York, Opinion November 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm

In the wake of the Paris attacks, some counterarguments to the worries over admitting refugees, in City Limits – and from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

(Photo by Ivan Pentchoukov via Epoch Times)

Refugee Kids Put Past Behind for Graduation

Education, Immigration August 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Kids from refugee and asylum-seeking families recently graduated from the Refugee Youth Summer Academy, a program that immerses the children in an American educational experience, reports The Epoch Times.

Bhutanese Community Grows Dramatically

Bhutanese Community Grows Dramatically

Demographics, Featured Posts, Immigration, South Asian, Video October 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

When Subash Sharma came to New York from his native Bhutan in 1999 as a political refugee he knew only one other person in the city from his small South-Asian country. That has changed dramatically in the last few years.

Rainbow Bridges provides guidance on integrating LGBT refugees. (Photo: Claudia A. De La Garza/flickr via Feet in 2 Worlds)

A Guide to Helping LGBT Refugees Integrate

Immigration, LGBTQ May 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

An increasing number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from across the world are flocking to the United States. Though their reception here in America is far from ideal, they are often fleeing worse discrimination. Some organizations are trying to help these refugees, and to show others how to do the same.

Some of the women working with the non-profit Women for Afghan Women posed near their shelters in Fresh Meadows, Queens. (Photo courtesy of Women for Afghan Women)

Afghan Group Braces for Surge of Refugees

Featured Posts, Immigration, Middle Eastern April 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm

The Queens non-profit Women for Afghan Women offers accommodation, classes and companionship to Afghan women who find themselves adrift in New York City. The organization is bracing for an influx of new immigrants as the U.S. withdraws troops from Afghanistan over the next few months.