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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.

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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.

Jean-Louis Bourgeois at a Native American naming ceremony in his honor in Cold Spring, New York in late May. (Image courtesy of the author via Tablet)

Jewish Activist Honored in Native Ceremony

Jewish, Native American, New York June 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm

A prominent member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe led a naming ceremony in the Hudson Valley in honor of Jewish activist Jean-Louis Bourgeois for his contributions to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, reports Tablet.

Brighton Beach, home to many Russian Jews but no kosher Russian restaurants (Photo by japp1967, Creative Commons license)

Why No Kosher Russian Restaurants Exist in NYC

Food, Jewish, New York June 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm

A story in The Forward explores why there’s kosher sushi and kosher pizza but no kosher Russian restaurants in NYC.

Chava Shervington (Photo via Brooklyn Deep)

On Being at the Intersection of Central Brooklyn’s Black and Jewish Communities

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish, New York June 9, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Brooklyn Deep’s Third Rail podcast interviews Chava Shervington, a Black Orthodox woman who lived for five years with her family in Crown Heights, about the perpetuation of myths around the intersection of the two communities.

Rabbi Moishe Feiglin, founder of The Aliya Institute, which works with at-risk youths in the Lubavitch Crown Heights Community, holds a naloxone kit. Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics)

Facing Addiction in the Hasidic Community

Brooklyn, Health, Jewish May 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

Kings County Politics reports on efforts by community leaders in Crown Heights to educate the Orthodox Jewish community about dealing with opioid addiction and how to reverse overdoses with naloxone.

Shimon Waronker will become the superintendent of Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall (Photo by Jessica Huseman via The Forward)

Hasidic Educator to Run Hempstead Schools

Education, Jewish, Long Island May 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm

The Forward interviews Shimon Waronker, a Hasidic Jew originally from Chile, who will become the superintendent of the Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall.

Protestors outside the 92nd Street Y’s gala May 15. (Photo via New York Jewish Week)

Protesting Over ‘Kosher Style’

Food, Jewish, Manhattan May 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Jewish Week reports on a controversy over the food served at the 92nd Street Y’s gala on May 15.

Popular dishes at Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse, one of the popular new eateries popping up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn - an area quickly becoming an artisanal foodies destination. (Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse via The Jewish Week)

Fine Kosher Dining Scene Emerges in Crown Heights

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish May 15, 2017 at 4:03 pm

The Jewish Week takes a look at how Crown Heights has turned into a destination for artisanal kosher dining.