Brooklyn College

Askenazied!

06/26/2009
Staff Writer
Linda Askenazi, happily working at the Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush, didn’t plan to apply for an opening as executive director of Brooklyn College’s Hillel chapter. But when an insider told her “They wanted a rabbi” and it had to be a man, Askenazi got annoyed and applied. Once hired at Hillel, Askenazi didn’t plan to stay there very long. Two years, she thought. Twenty-five years later — thousands of students and countless we-met-at-Hillel-shidduch-stories later — she’s leaving.

The Numbers Game

09/27/2002
Staff Writer
Demography experts say the changes made in the National Jewish Population Survey 2000 methodology may make it impossible to compare 1990s reality to today’s. Several potentially important alterations were made to the interview questions, they said, and there are “methodological consequences related to the way people are interviewed,” said Egon Mayer, chairman of the sociology department at Brooklyn College and a member of the NJPS 2000 technical advisory committee.

Askenazied!

06/24/2009
Staff Writer
Linda Askenazi, happily working at the Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush, didn’t plan to apply for an opening as executive director of Brooklyn College’s Hillel chapter. But when an insider told her “They wanted a rabbi” and it had to be a man, Askenazi got annoyed and applied. Once hired at Hillel, Askenazi didn’t plan to stay there very long. Two years, she thought. Twenty-five years later — thousands of students and countless we-met-at-Hillel-shidduch-stories later — she’s leaving.

Back On Key

02/24/2000
Staff Writer
Ruth Magied sits down at the piano in her Midwood apartment and dives into Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” Her fingers lightly, fluently, dance over the keys. The music stops after a few minutes and Magied stands up. She turns from the piano, the instrument that filled her childhood, to the topic that occupied her adolescence — pain. “Pain,” she says, “can destroy your brain. It’s like having four root canals that never go away. It’s like having someone hitting you over your head with a frying pan.”

Building A Better Future

01/21/2000
Staff Writer
The Jewish Communal Fund, which has consistently been the largest single contributor to UJA-Federation, broadened the scope of its support last year with gifts to UJA-Federation's fund that supports building projects. Noting that JCF donations in the past have been used for UJA-Federation's general operating budget, JCF's endowment committee decided also to "help the network of services to the Jewish and general community by targeting specific projects," according to Lynn Kroll, JCF's endowment committee chair.
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