Ground Zero Islamic Center

JCC Leader Stepping Up Support For Rauf

JCC in Manhattan’s Rabbi Joy Levitt calls on other centers in Jewish, Christian communities to back imam’s project.
08/23/2010 - 20:00

The head of the JCC in Manhattan reiterated on national television Sunday that she is advising the effort to build an Islamic cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero. And she went a step further.

JCC in Manhattan Executive Director Rabbi Joy Levitt: Appeared with Daisy Khan in TV interview Sunday.

In Wake Of ADL, Jewish Groups Back Ground Zero Mosque

After ADL’s call to build mosque elsewhere, AJC, JCRC support project, with reservations.
08/02/2010 - 20:00
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The controversial Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero cleared a significant hurdle Tuesday when the city Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously declined to protect the 152-year-old building site on historic grounds.

But the Anti-Defamation League’s call for the center to be built elsewhere has touched off a controversy of its own, prompting criticism that the civil rights group is siding with bigotry and setting it apart from much of the organized Jewish community.

The former Burlington Coat Factory building on Park Place, future site of a proposed Islamic cultural center.
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