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$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

Education, Food, Government, Health, Jewish, Muslim, New York June 14, 2018 at 5:52 pm

The City Council has allocated $1 million toward a halal and kosher lunch pilot program for the schools.

Huntington synagogue becomes a new sanctuary for Hispanics at risk of deportation. Renée Bradley (left) is the director of the Huntington Rapid Response Network, which offers services and assistance to people risking deportation. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Huntington Synagogue Declares Itself Sanctuary for Hispanics

Immigration, Jewish, Latino, Long Island May 31, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Recalling that Jews have historically been persecuted, a synagogue in Huntington, Long Island, has become a sanctuary for Latino immigrants at risk of deportation, Noticia Long Island reports.

‘Flatbush Girl’ on Social Media and Orthodox Judaism

‘Flatbush Girl’ on Social Media and Orthodox Judaism

Brooklyn, Jewish, Technology, Video, Women May 16, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Meet “Flatbush Girl” Adina Miles who offers social media services for Orthodox Jewish businesses, in this video from BRIC TV.

Concerns arise due to Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle renewal plan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Fearing Displacement, Latinos Slam Broadway Triangle Rezoning

Brooklyn, Housing, Jewish, Latino April 17, 2018 at 5:34 pm

As housing activists have temporarily forced developers to halt construction of 1,200 apartments in Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle, residents and activists fear that the project will worsen the displacement of Hispanic families, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

1905 Avenue M in Midwood (Photo via Bklyner)

A Jewish-Themed Escape Room in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, History, Jewish March 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm

A Bklyner story asks whether a Jewish-themed escape room opening in Brooklyn is “necessarily an inappropriate idea” following news of the attraction simulating an escape from a pogrom.

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.

At the 'Defense of the Fatherland' Day. (Photo via 
Russkaya Reklama)

Observing Russia’s ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’

History, Jewish, New York, Northern Europe March 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans in the Russian community marked Defender of the Fatherland Day in Brighton Beach, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Streit’s is the only matzo company that uses a convection oven to bake their matzo, allowing it to be browned on both sides. (Photo by Jenny Powers via The Forward)

Streit’s Matzo Now Made in Rockland County

Business, Food, Jewish, Metro Area March 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm

The Forward visits Streit’s, the historic Lower East Side matzo bakery now located in Rockland County, as it makes its “Kosher for Passover” matzo.

(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.

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Asian, Culture, Jewish, Muslim February 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Bukharian Times reports on the forthcoming Shashmaqam concert, which features the classical music of Uzbekistan, played by both Muslims and Jews.

Council Speaker Corey Johnson (center) meets with Council member Chaim Deutsch (second from right) of Flatbush and Jewish community leaders at the home of Josh Mehlman (third from left), the chairman of the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition. (Photo courtesy of Office of City Councilman Chaim Deutsch via The Forward)

What a New City Council Means for the Jewish Community

Government, Jewish, New York January 22, 2018 at 4:14 pm

The reshuffling of the New York City Council under new leadership means the loss of influence for some Jewish members. Does this translate to a loss of power for the community as a whole? The Forward takes a look.

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.

(Photo by frankieleon, Creative Commons license)

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.