Post Tagged with: "Orthodox Jewish"

Photographer Avi Kaye in Boro Park. (Photo by Eli Wohl via The Forward)

The Orthodox Street Photographer of Boro Park

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish March 11, 2019 at 11:58 am

The Forward profiles a photographer setting out to document everyday Hasidic life in Boro Park.

Rabbi Choli Mishulovin (right), invites people into a sukkah on Randall’s Island. (Photo by Dan Whateley via The Jewish Week)

A Synagogue Pops Up in the South Bronx

Bronx, Jewish October 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm

Chabad South Bronx, the neighborhood’s first Orthodox congregation in more than a decade, holds services in donated spaces, reports The Jewish Week.

‘Flatbush Girl’ on Social Media and Orthodox Judaism

‘Flatbush Girl’ on Social Media and Orthodox Judaism

Brooklyn, Jewish, Technology, Video, Women May 16, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Meet “Flatbush Girl” Adina Miles who offers social media services for Orthodox Jewish businesses, in this video from BRIC TV.

An eruv on the Lower East Side, Manhattan (Photo by Ella, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: ‘Why the Eruv Matters’

Jewish, Metro Area, Opinion, Queens October 31, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Commentary in The Bukharian Times describes how the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens can relate to the eruv controversy in Mahwah, New Jersey.

(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.

Boro Park (Photo by Robert S, Creative Commons license)

Grocery Stores and Newspapers at Odds in Boro Park

Brooklyn, Jewish, Media January 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm

A dispute between grocery stores and Orthodox Jewish publications in Boro Park has publishers turning to alternative means of distribution in a community where newspapers are flourishing. The Forward takes a look at the conflict.

Vigil for domestic workers in Lakewood, New Jersey (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Vigil in Lakewood for Domestic Workers

Jewish, Labor, Latino, Metro Area September 28, 2015 at 3:02 pm

A group of domestic workers and community activists in Lakewood, New Jersey, held a vigil on the eve of Yom Kippur to call for respect for housekeepers, Reporte Hispano reports.

JQY staff and volunteers (Photo via The Jewish Week)

A Manhattan ‘Sanctuary’ for Orthodox LGBT Jews

Jewish, LGBTQ, Manhattan June 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm

For many of the young Orthodox Jews who visit the JQY Drop-In Center, located at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Chelsea, it is the first place “they openly identify as LGBT,” writes The Jewish Week.

Jewish college students at a recent "safe space" seminar. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Setting Up ‘Safe Spaces’ for Orthodox LGBTQ Students

Jewish, LGBTQ, New York April 22, 2015 at 4:58 pm

“Safe spaces” will be welcoming Orthodox Jewish LGBTQ students and their allies at numerous area colleges and universities in the fall, The Jewish Week reports.

No more room: Housing activists, including some Orthodox Jews, say a segment of Hasidics have moved into nearly all the affordable housing in the Broadway Triangle, and have blocked out other Jews, Latinos, and blacks. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via The Brooklyn Paper)

Discriminatory Housing Development in Williamsburg?

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Jewish, Latino January 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm

A coalition of 40 housing activists wants the city to halt development in the Broadway Triangle neighborhood, claiming apartments are being constructed to serve mostly Hasidic Jewish families, The Brooklyn Paper reports.

(From video at The Jewish Daily Forward)

Orthodox Jewish Wigs Cover and Reveal

Jewish, Video, Women August 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Wigs worn by Orthodox Jewish women are meant to cover the hair, which is seen as an intimate part of the body, but a video from The Jewish Daily Forward finds that a wig can also tell a great deal about the woman wearing it.

Gaza Bombing by Israel Protested

Gaza Bombing by Israel Protested

Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews joined a rally on July 24 to protest Israel’s bombing of Gaza.

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.

Architectural rendering of the Moise Safra Community Center, slated to open in 2014 on the Upper East Side. (Photo from MSCC's Pinterest)

Jewish Life on Upper East Side Buoyed by Influx of Observant Jews

Demographics, Jewish, Manhattan December 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Jewish singles and young families are being drawn to the Upper East Side, with its wealth of synagogues and Jewish religious centers, reports The Jewish Week.

The newly-drawn City Council District 48. (Image via Center for Urban Research)

‘Super Jewish’ District Turns ‘Super Russian’

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Jewish, Politics October 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

After redistricting, City Council District 48 in southern Brooklyn has more residents from the former Soviet Union and the percentage of Jewish voters has dropped 20 percent. What does this mean come Election Day when four newcomers vie for the vacant seat?