Brooklyn Jewish Center

When Camelot Ended In Brooklyn

Bobby Kennedy’s visit to a shul on Eastern Parkway marked the beginning of the end of the borough’s liberal Jewish presence.

Special To The Jewish Week
12/26/2012

Eastern Parkway, Frederick Law Olmstead’s six-lane masterpiece, bisects Central Brooklyn along its east-west axis, from Grand Army Plaza to Brownsville. And at the center of Eastern Parkway, in Crown Heights, stands an imposing building, whose limestone façade, oversized windows and prominent staircase resembles an Italian Renaissance palace, a palace that once anchored one of Conservative Judaism’s flagship synagogues, the Brooklyn Jewish Center.

The ballroom of the old Brooklyn Jewish Center, now a Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva. micHAel datikash
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