Post Tagged with: "synagogues"

A Revival of Shtieblach on the UWS?

A Revival of Shtieblach on the UWS?

History, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan, Middle Eastern October 3, 2017 at 10:32 pm

The Forward looks at how small “old-school synagogues,” popular a century ago among Eastern European immigrants, are returning to the Upper West Side.

A piece of the Mesertiz Shul’s ark, a religious relic which was saved by Tamid, The Downtown Synagogue. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Downtown Express)

Lower Manhattan Jewish Congregation Saves Religious Relic

Manhattan, Religion July 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

A Jewish congregation in Lower Manhattan has saved a historic religious relic from a Lower East Side shul that is being converted into luxury condos, reports Tequila Minsky in the Downtown Express.

The West End Temple in the Rockaways holds services in a trailer, providing a refuge for residents still struggling to stay afloat after Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Claudio Papapietro via The Jewish Daily Forward)

After Sandy, Trailer Synagogue Lifts Congregation

Environment, Queens, Religion April 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm

The West End Temple in the Rockaways has been conducting services via a makeshift trailer, reports The Jewish Daily Forward, in a profile of the synagogue hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Despite the tight space, services provide members with relief and hope.

Young Israel of Oceanside in Long Island, one of 72 synagogues in the New York area damaged by superstorm Sandy (Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Jewish Community Split Over Federal Aid For Sandy-Hit Synagogues

Environment, In the News, Middle Eastern, Politics, Religion February 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm

As the Senate prepares to vote on a bill providing federal funding for communities affected by superstorm Sandy, the inclusion of houses of worship as eligible for federal aid has prompted a political and religious controversy, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.

(Photo by Michael Eldridge via Jewish Daily Forward)

Black Hebrew Israelites Carve Out Their Own Jewish Identity

African American, Religion August 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Black Jews have often been rejected as “inauthentic” by the Jewish establishment, the Jewish Daily Forward reports, but now more are undergoing formal conversion and sending their children to yeshivas or Jewish day schools. “Hebrew Israelites” across the country have formed tight-knit communities, where their synagogues echo with calls of “Hallelujah!” and with music.

Former professional players from El Salvador play a key role in the development of Long Island's soccer leagues. These include Oscar Ajuria, Sergio Valencia and Wilman Gonzalez. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Menjivar via EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Public Art, Soccer and Interfaith Harmony

Culture, Sports June 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

A synagogue within an Episcopal church in downtown Manhattan; soccer teams that bind together Latino communities on Long Island; and the Latinos who have brought color and art to the morning subway commute in New York City.

New ‘Outsourced’ Hebrew School Worries Some Synagogues

New ‘Outsourced’ Hebrew School Worries Some Synagogues

Education, Religion June 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

A new Jewish educational offering will begin this fall, reports the Jewish Week — and this is not your bubbie’s Hebrew school. With innovative courses offered around the city, the Jewish Journey Project is a collaboration of several institutions. But some worry that it will erode family loyalty to individual synagogues.

An image of Drake dancing at his first bar mitzvah, from his latest hip hop video. (Photo via YouTube)

Drake’s ‘Re-Bar Mitzvah’ Video: Respectful or Offensive?

Culture, Video April 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

The Jewish Week explored the flap over hip-hop superstar Drake’s latest music video, which features scenes of him and fellow rapper Lil Wayne partying at his own “re-bar mitzvah” at a synagogue in Miami, while performing a song that contains profanities and sexual references.

A mosque and Orthodox synagogue come together under the same roof.

Mosque, synagogue share one roof

Bronx, Culture, Education, New York December 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Only in New York?

Bronx Ink reports that every weekend a rabbi walks 15 miles from Brooklyn to conduct services at a mosque in the Bronx. For more than two years, members of the Chabad of East Bronx have been worshipping at a shul inside an Islamic Center.