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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.

BRIC TV

‘From Politicking to Publishing’

Jewish, Media, New York, Video July 31, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Michael Tobman, former aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer and now the publisher of New York Jewish Life, speaks to BRIC TV about the state of print media and the diverse Jewish communities targeted by the publication.

Juan Ramos (center), chair Of the Broadway Triangle Coalition and Southside United HDFC-Los Sures, was arrested after he led a group of protesters in disrupting the City Planning Committee’s hearing of the rezoning planned for the former Pfizer site, which is in the Broadway Triangle. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Arrests Made at Broadway Triangle Rezoning Hearing

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Jewish, Latino July 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

At a City Planning Commission meeting on the controversial rezoning of the Broadway Triangle in Williamsburg, five were arrested protesting a project they say will drive out Black and Latino residents, reports Kings County Politics.

Sara Seidman, wife of Dr. Hillel Seidman, seen here talking to school children about a cloth (displayed) upon which her husband wrote a plea for rescue and which was smuggled out of the Vittel internment camp. Dr. Seidman was an archivist, researcher, and author. He kept a diary (also in this exhibition) chronicling the final days of the Warsaw Ghetto. (Photo via the Amud Aish Facebook page)

A Holocaust Museum for Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Jewish July 25, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The Amud Aish Memorial Museum and Kleinman Holocaust Education Center will be the first Holocaust museum in Brooklyn when it fully opens. Unlike the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Amud Aish approaches the Holocaust from the perspective of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, reports Tablet.

The Bukharian Times

Bukharian-Owned Grocery Reopens on Main Street

Asian, Jewish, Queens July 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm

The grocery store Haim’s International has reopened in Kew Gardens Hills after a fire devastated its original location at the end of last year. The Bukharian Times speaks to its owner, a native of Uzbekistan, about the family business.

An officer attempts to escort protestors outside after the abrupt conclusion Of The City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure’s July 10 meeting at Brooklyn Borough Hall. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Protesters Shut Down Brooklyn Rezoning Hearing

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish, Latino July 11, 2017 at 4:15 pm

A hearing for two controversial projects in Brooklyn, including the rezoning of the Broadway Triangle in Williamsburg, came to an end after hundreds made their voices heard over a plan that some fear will displace longtime Black and Latino residents, reports Kings County Politics.

Rabbi David Bauer, director of social justice programming at CBST, speaks about his experience with HIV, in a “Voices of Community” video from the synagogue. (Screen shot via video)

First HIV Prevention Training for Jewish Clergy

Health, Jewish, Manhattan July 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah organized the first training for rabbis, synagogue staff and Jewish leaders that focused on HIV treatment, prevention and stigma, reports Tablet.

The cast, during a recent rehearsal for the July 4-Aug. 6 run of “Amerike.” (Photo by Lou Montesano via Downwtown Express)

Telling Immigrant Stories in Yiddish

Culture, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan, New York June 29, 2017 at 3:17 pm

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will present a revival of its Yiddish-language musical “Amerike – The Golden Land” and hold a two-day Immigration Arts Summit in July, reports Downtown Express.

The West 88th Street entrance of B'nai Jeshurun (Photo by Jim Henderson via Wikimedia Commons)

B’nai Jeshurun to Conduct Interfaith Weddings

Jewish, Manhattan June 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm

B’nai Jeshurun, described as an influential and post-denominational synagogue, announced it will start to perform interfaith weddings between Jews and non-Jews in response to demographic changes, report The Forward and The Jewish Week.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Harold & Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. (Photo courtesy of the Shames JCC, via Jewish Week)

A New JCC in Westchester

Jewish, Metro Area, Social Services June 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm

The first JCC to open in Westchester in 40 years had its ribbon-cutting June 7, reports The Jewish Week.