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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.

The cast of Old New Year (Photo by Marina Levitskaya via Tablet)

‘Lost & Found’ Stages Russian-Jewish-American Stories

Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Manhattan May 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm

The Lost & Found Project stages theatrical shows based on the stories of Russian-Jewish-Americans. Tablet takes a look at its latest play, “Old New Year,” which runs through May 13.

Kehila Kenosha Janina at 280 Broome St. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Remembering Greek Jews Who Perished

History, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European May 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm

At Kehila Kedosha Janina on the Lower East Side, the deaths during the Holocaust of almost all the Jews from Ioannina were remembered, and one survivor who recently penned a memoir spoke, The National Herald reports.

Imam Ahmed Dewidar of the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan addressing attendees at the "Passover in a Mosque" seder on April 6. (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Passover Seder, in a Mosque

Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim April 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Jews, Muslims and members of other faiths came together for the second annual “Passover in a Mosque” at the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan.

Siona Benjamin (left) and a painting included in her new show. (Photo courtesy of Siona Benjamin via The Jewish Week)

Indian-Jewish Artist Goes ‘Beyond Borders’

Culture, Jewish, Manhattan, South Asian March 29, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Siona Benjamin tells The Jewish Week she aims to “blur the boundaries between cultures” in her exhibition at ACA Galleries in Chelsea, which features a series on refugees and reflects her multicultural background.

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Kosher Pizza Dispute Settled in Rabbinical Court

Business, Food, Jewish March 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

In reporting on how a pizza parlor brought a rival to rabbinical court, The Forward looks at how much influence the court, and Jewish law, have in Hasidic Brooklyn.

Officers stand by a giant dreidel after the Jewish Children’s Museum received a bomb threat. (Photo by Daniella Cheslow via The Forward)

A Bomb Threat to Jewish Children’s Museum, and the Aftermath

Brooklyn, Crime, Culture, Jewish March 10, 2017 at 2:41 pm

The Jewish Week speaks to community members about the bomb threat sent to the Jewish Children’s Museum and the rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. Meanwhile, The Forward looks at how the acts have affected children.

Letitia James (Photo by Matthew Cohen via V Novom Svete)

The Public Advocate Meets with the Russian Community

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Russian-speaking community in Coney Island recently, V Novom Svete reports.