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Souksavat Soukhaseum (Photo via New York Jewish Life)

The Future of a Century-Old Flushing Synagogue

History, Jewish, Queens November 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

New York Jewish Life describes how the century-old Free Synagogue of Flushing is “experiencing a renaissance.”

A still of Yeger making cotton candy from an anti-Yeger video. Find out more from The Forward. (Photo from WhatsApp via The Forward)

A Social Media ‘War’ in Yiddish Over Boro Park Race

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Jewish November 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm

The Forward reports on the “underground Yiddish war” involving memes and “diss tracks” taking place on WhatsApp between supporters of City Council candidates Kalman Yeger and Yoni Hikind.

(Image from Forward's 120 Year Gala announcement)

Marking 120 Years of ‘Outstanding Jewish Journalism’

Jewish, Media, New York November 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The Forward is marking its 120th anniversary this month, and a story reviews the venerable publication’s history.

Tablet en Español

Tablet Now Also en Español

Jewish, Media November 2, 2017 at 5:13 pm

The editor-in-chief of Tablet Magazine writes about how a conversation at “the only state-wide gathering of the Jews of Maine” eventually led to the publication starting “Tablet en Español.”

An eruv on the Lower East Side, Manhattan (Photo by Ella, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: ‘Why the Eruv Matters’

Jewish, Metro Area, Opinion, Queens October 31, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Commentary in The Bukharian Times describes how the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens can relate to the eruv controversy in Mahwah, New Jersey.

This spicy tuna salad on a pretzel bread bun was too die for. (Photo provided to Kings County Politics)

First US Kosher Food Crawl Held in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish October 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

The Forward and Kings County Politics cover the country’s first kosher food crawl, “A Taste of Crown Heights.”

The original Statute of Kalisz can be viewed at the exhibition at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

‘Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art’

Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Manhattan October 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

The ”Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art” exhibition at the New-York Historical Society features the 1930s and 1940s artwork of the Polish-Jewish immigrant who championed human rights, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage’s interactive exhibit New Dimensions in Testimony allows visitors to ask questions to Holocaust survivors Pinchas Gutter and Eva Schloss and receive natural answers from their holographic avatars. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Downtown Express)

Holocaust Histories, via Avatars

History, Jewish, Manhattan September 22, 2017 at 1:25 pm

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is marking its 20th anniversary with a special interactive exhibit, reports Downtown Express.

President Minsun Kim of KAAGNY speak at the press conference. To his left is Rabbi Robert Kaplan of JCRC and to Kim’s right is Charles Yoon, chairman of the KAAGNY board. (Photo via The Korea Times)

A Letter-Writing Campaign for Dreamers

East Asian, Immigration, Jewish September 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Korean groups nationwide, including The Korean American Association of Greater New York, have started a letter-writing campaign urging the passage of legislation that would protect DACA recipients, reports The Korea Times.

On August 9, 2017, volunteers and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
did an outreach event to help preserve the Yiddish Theater Walk of Fame. (Photo by GVSHP, Creative Commons license)

The Future of the Yiddish Theatre Walk of Fame

Culture, Jewish, Manhattan September 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Tablet reports on efforts to preserve the Yiddish Theatre Walk of Fame on the Lower East Side.

(Photo courtesy of Sam Reinstein and Kol Israel via The Forward)

A ‘Superhuman Mission’ at a Brooklyn Synagogue

Brooklyn, Jewish September 1, 2017 at 3:41 pm

The first-ever Jewish Comic Con last year at Kol Israel was among Rabbi Sam Reinstein’s plans for restoring the Crown Heights synagogue to its former glory, writes The Forward.

After Charlottesville

After Charlottesville

African American, Black, Jewish, New York August 14, 2017 at 6:14 pm

The Forward weighs in with coverage and opinion pieces in the aftermath of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA.

SinoVision

A Multicultural Senior Performance

Brooklyn, East Asian, Jewish, Seniors, Social Services, Video August 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm

An arts project at a Brooklyn senior center prompted one participant to tell SinoVision English Channel: “It shows how people can get along together no matter what race or religion.”

(Phot by ep_jhu, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Countering Drug Use – and Denial – in the Jewish Community

Health, Jewish, New York, Opinion August 2, 2017 at 3:50 pm

An opinion piece in The Forward urges recognition of the “Jewish opioid epidemic” and action to deal with it.