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An Orthodox man works at a computer station at Medgar Evers’ library, where a bust of rapper Biggie Smalls sits prominently in the center. (Photo by Amy Sara Clark via The Jewish Week)

Jewish Students ‘Find an Unexpected Home’ at Medgar Evers

Black, Brooklyn, Education, Jewish January 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

A small but growing number of Jewish students in Crown Heights are enrolling at Medgar Evers College following efforts by the school to boost enrollment and diversity, reports The Jewish Week.

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Turning to Opioids in the Russian Jewish Community

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Health, Immigration, Jewish January 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm

A story in The Forward explores the pressures faced by the children of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants that lead some to opioids.

Mark Levine (Photo via New York Jewish Life)

The Speaker Race: Interview with Mark Levine

Jewish, Manhattan, New York December 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm

New York Jewish Life interviews Mark Levine, candidate for the City Council speaker position.

(Photo via West Side Rag)

A Rabbi, an UWS Bookstore and a Kids’ Book on Palestine

Business, Jewish, Middle Eastern November 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue wants Book Culture to rescind their support of “P is for Palestine,” a children’s alphabet book, writes West Side Rag.

Aviva Braun and her daughter look at images in her exhibition 'The Embodyment of Jewish Femininity' at The Riverdale Y. The exhibit runs throughout November. (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

Riverdale Exhibit on Jewish Femininity

Bronx, Jewish, Women November 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

The Embodyment of Jewish Femininity, a new exhibit at The Riverdale Y in the Bronx, features photographs of women and “their individual relationships with their bodies,” writes The Riverdale Press.

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.