Jewish Improv on the Lower East Side

Jewish Improv on the Lower East Side

Culture, Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Video June 23, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Jewish prayer songs are turned into improv numbers at the Eldridge Street Synagogue.

Student Sarah Cohen during a session of the Witness Theater program. (Photo courtesy of Witness Theater via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Staging Stories of Holocaust Survival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, History, In the News, Jewish June 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm

A program in Flatbush, which brings together high school students and Holocaust survivors, is both theatrical and therapeutic, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

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Adding a ‘Nice’ Touch to Pest Extermination

Brooklyn, Business, In the News, Jewish, Video June 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm

In a video profile, The Jewish Daily Forward features Moshe Stein, who runs NJB Pest Control. His marriage and religion influence him in treating his customers, as well as the pests, with care.

From left: Ezras Nashim Director Rachel Freier, Ezras Nashim Director of Operations (and labor coach) Yitty Mandel, and Bramson ORT student Kristina Dubinskaya. (Photos courtesy of Rachel Freier via The Tablet)

All-Female EMT Teams for Boro Park

Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Jewish May 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm

A 20-member team of Orthodox Jewish female EMTs will soon be available to women in the community in order to follow customs of modesty and gender separation, Tablet reports.

Disgraced former head of the Met Council, William Rapfogel (Photo from Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Life After Rapfogel Scandal at the Met Council

Crime, Jewish May 6, 2014 at 2:58 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward examines the still-unclear future of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in the wake of the million-dollar fraud scheme committed by its former CEO.

Two Faiths under One Roof in the Bronx

Two Faiths under One Roof in the Bronx

Bronx, In the News, Jewish, Muslim, Video April 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm

When Congregation Beis Menachem lacked space to worship, Sheikh Mussa Drammeh offered to help.

Image via JDF video

Depicting Mumbai’s Jews through Collage

Culture, In the News, Jewish, South Asian, Video April 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

An Indian-born artist has created a beautiful collection of collages to represent the lives of some of the 5,000 Jews who remain in Mumbai, the blog The Arty Semite reports.

Rabbi Bob Kaplan, Imam Shamsi Ali and Fatima Shama (l to r) (Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY)

Being Muslim in Post-9/11 New York

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, New York April 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Panelists discussed the importance of dialogue to overcome prejudice in a diverse city.

Photo via Jewish Daily Forward video

The Breadcrumb ‘Exorcism’ of Passover

In the News, Jewish, Traditions, Video April 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm

A video from The Jewish Daily Forward speaks to the breadcrumb, whose days are numbered in the weeks leading up to Passover.

Gala at the Los Angeles Theatre from the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Photo by Extra Medium, Creative Commons license)

Jewish Charity Galas Hit Nearly $100M

Jewish April 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm

The organizations spend $95 million per year on fundraising galas, reports The Jewish Daily Forward, but for the largest groups, that amount is a small percentage of their yearly expenses.

A horse carriage in Central Park (Photo by Victoria Pickering, Creative Commons license)

An Israeli Carriage Driver Pleads His Trade’s Case

In the News, Jewish, Labor, Manhattan April 7, 2014 at 5:11 pm

The Jewish Week profiles an Israeli carriage driver – called “the rabbi of Central Park” by some – who is “heartbroken” over accusations of mistreatment against the horses.

(Photo by Stewart Ain via The Jewish Week)

Long Island Losing Kosher Delis

Business, Food, In the News, Jewish, Long Island April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Changing demographics and eating habits led to the loss of five kosher delis in Nassau and Suffolk counties last year, reports Jewish Week.

Photo by Jiwon Choi

Bringing Jewish and Korean Americans Together

East Asian, Featured Posts, Jewish, Queens, Seniors April 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Helping seniors and collaborating to fight poverty were topics discussed at a panel held in Bayside, Queens.

Among the kosher toys found at Wise Buys are Totty Mentchees action figures. (Photo by Kristen Clark via The Forward)

A Hasidic Toy Store Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, In the News, Jewish March 27, 2014 at 4:25 pm

At Wise Buys, which serves an ultra-Orthodox customer base, Barbie and SpongeBob are nowhere in sight. The Jewish Daily Forward profiles its owner, Samuel Lipschitz.

Fashion Over Biking by Áine Pennello

Do Beards a Biker Make?

Featured Posts, Jewish, Uncategorized, Video, Voices' Picks March 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

In Williamsburg, cycling advocates try to win over Hasidic Jews to the joys of biking.