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(Image from Forward's 120 Year Gala announcement)

Marking 120 Years of ‘Outstanding Jewish Journalism’

Jewish, Media, New York November 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The Forward is marking its 120th anniversary this month, and a story reviews the venerable publication’s history.

Asher Lovy in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sept. 21, 2014. (Photo by Claudio Papapietro, via Tablet)

Jewish Community Debates Suicide, Quietly

Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Jewish September 29, 2014 at 6:37 pm

While there is more awareness of mental health issues in the Jewish community, there is still some reluctance to deal with issues such as suicide directly, because of concerns about stigma and Jewish law, reports Tablet Magazine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Times Square (Photo by Randy Lemoine, Creative Commons license)

How Jews Became ‘White’ on Broadway

Culture, History, Jewish March 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward interviews playwright Warren Hoffman whose book, “The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical,” is a history of race and identity on the musical stage.

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (Photo by Marcela Alvarez via Queens Latino)

Nily Rozic: a Porteña in Albany

Government, Jewish, Latino March 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Nily Rozic, born in Jerusalem of Argentine parents and raised in New York, brings a multicultural perspective to her job representing Queen’s District 25 in the state assembly, reports Queens Latino.

Hemmootee arranges jewelry at her booth. She’s been selling at markets since she was a child. (Photo by Tanwi Nandini Islam, via Open City)

A Flea Market for a Changing Richmond Hill

Business, Immigration, Queens February 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm

The flea market at Richmond Hill’s RKO Theater is not just a source of employment for residents, but also a pastime for the elderly and even some vendors, reports Open City.

The Salute to Israel Parade – now known as the Celebrate Israel Parade – is one avenue for Israelis and American Jews to cross paths as the two communities start warming up to each other. (Photo by The Shifted Librarian, Creative Commons License)

Israeli Immigrants Make Way Into American Jewish Community

Culture, Immigration, In the News, Jewish, Religion January 16, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Israeli immigrants to the U.S. are increasingly integrating themselves into American Jewish society, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Angela Warnick Buchdahl, born to an American Jewish father and a Korean Buddhist mother, will head Central Synagogue becoming its first Asian-American Senior Rabbi. (Photo from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion via Jewish Daily Forward)

First Asian-American to Head Leading Synagogue

East Asian, Jewish December 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm

One of the country’s largest Reform synagogues has selected Angela Warnick Buchdahl as its Senior Rabbi, reports the Jewish Daily Forward. Her multicultural background reflects the changing faces of the Jewish community.

Muslim Heroine Shoots for Universal Appeal

Muslim Heroine Shoots for Universal Appeal

Culture, Metro Area, Muslim, Women November 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

In reporting on an upcoming comic book series headlined by superheroine and Muslim-American Kamala Khan, a blog in The Jewish Daily Forward explores Jewish and Muslim parallels, as well as the broad appeal of comic book characters.

Manual of How To Cook and Bake (translated from "Lehr-bukh ṿi azoy tsu ḳokhen un baḳen") (Image via The Jewish Daily Forward)

‘Celebrity’ Behind First US Yiddish Cookbook

Food, History, In the News, Jewish, Women November 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

When Hinda Amchanitzky’s tombstone was found, it would uncover the life of a culinary trailblazer who wrote down generations of recipes and self-published them over a century ago in a cookbook that was a hit among Jewish women on the Lower East Side, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

William Rapfogel was charged with stealing from Met Council. His predecessor Dovid Cohen (right), resigned his current job running Jewish ambulance service Hatzolah. (Photo courtesy of the Met Council via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Scandals Tarnish Some Jewish Charities

Jewish, New York, Social Services October 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Experts believe that better oversight and shorter leadership tenures can deter fraud and mismanagement at Jewish charities, reports Josh Nathan-Kazis in The Jewish Daily Forward.