Kings Bay Y

‘Young Turks’ Of Bridge Building

Cross-cultural program between Jewish and Turkish Muslim teens flourishes in south Brooklyn as Israel, Turkey eye calm.

04/10/2013
Staff Writer

Hayrunnisa Kalac, a teenager from northern New Jersey who attends high school in southern Brooklyn, stepped into a taxi outside of Port Authority Bus Terminal Sunday morning and told the driver her destination: the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Battery Park City.

Jewish and Turkish Muslim members of Young Peace Builders have bonded through joint religious and educational programs.

Lessons In Perseverance

Profiles of some of the Jewish educational institutions affected by Hurricane Sandy as they get back to the classroom.

01/08/2013

Preschool: Kings Bay Y

Helping Children Process What Happened

One week after the Kings Bay Y put up a mezuzah on its new facility, located on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, the brand-new hallways were filled with 12 feet of water.

The Kings Bay Y’s early childhood program expanded child-care services in the days after the hurricane.
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