Congregation Ahavas Israel

Community Emerging In Unlikely Greenpoint

In ‘Little Poland,’ gentrification and an inclusive Orthodox rabbi with a garden are reviving Jewish life.

01/08/2013
Staff Writer

Until recently, Yoni Kretzmer, a disillusioned former Orthodox Jew spent most Friday evenings performing on his sax, while Jesse Beller, who describes himself as unaffiliated, would spend Friday nights at a friend’s house or a bar.

Greenpoint has seen recent growth in Jewish life. Michael Datikash
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