Battery Park

Jewish Organizations Scrambled To Help Needy During Hurricane Sandy

10/29/2012
Staff Writer

UPDATED 10/31 11:00 AM

On Tuesday morning, a few hours after the most fearsome hurricane in New York history delivered a knockout punch here, Yanky Meyer spent an hour in a southern Brooklyn neighborhood that had briefly turned into one of the city’s most dangerous.

Meyer, director of the Misaskim emergency crisis organization, went to Sea Gate, a gated community that borders on Gravesend Bay, to help shepherd some holdouts to safety.

Sandbags protected the entrance of the Museum Of Jewish Heritage-Living Memorial To The Holocaust from the expected storm surge.

Tribeca Rising

Young, largely unaffiliated families are flocking to the area and infrastructure is growing. Can all the groups get along?

10/16/2012
Associate Editor

It’s 2:45 on a Monday afternoon, and Rabbi Darren Levine is standing outside P.S. 276. The elementary school, across the street from the Museum of Jewish Heritage, opened just a year ago, and like seemingly everything else in Battery Park City, its brand-new meticulously clean appearance doesn’t quite feel like it belongs in  Manhattan.

Tashlich on New York Harbor, during a new congregation’s Rosh HaShanah celebration. Photo courtesy of Tamid
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