Manhattan Jewish Experience

How Michal Met Joey

A woman in her late thirties and a man at the mid-century mark refused to give up.

10/06/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

“It was just me and my cat,” says Michal Cohen Eckstein, when she was a 38-year-old religious single living in Jerusalem in 2012. But she didn’t give up hope and continued repeating her mantra: I will get married. She also decided to heed the Talmudic notion that if you change your place, you will change your luck. 

It all checked out. Courtesy of Joey and Michal Eckstein

Top 12 Chanukah Happenings

12/02/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week Media Group

Chanukah – among many things – is a time to count your blessings and celebrate the night away for eight days in a row. Here in New York City, you have a wild number of events to choose from. Take a look at our recommendations for the top 12 events for this holiday season below.

Sadie Hawkins Chanukah Bash
Saturday, December 8 at 8 pm
22 West 39th Street

Hanukkah: one of the most light-hearted holidays of the Jewish calendar. Getty Images

MJE Honors Michael Wildes

04/05/2011 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

It was a family affair on March 29 as Manhattan Jewish Experience held its 12th annual dinner at the Museum of Jewish Heritage with Amy and Michael Wildes as guests of honor.

Rabbi Mark Wildes, founding director of the wildly popular outreach organization, paid tribute to his brother Michael as their father, Leon Wildes, beamed with nachas.

Michael recently completed two terms as mayor of Englewood, N.J. He is now a managing partner at his father’s office, Wildes and Weinberg, a leading immigration law firm in Manhattan.

Leon Wildes (center) with sons Rabbi Mark Wildes (left) and Michael Wildes at MJE event. Photo by Tim Boxer

Table For One: For Singles, ‘Cool’ On A Hot Summer Night

Up on the roof at an MJE mixer.
07/27/2010 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Call it the Cool Factor.

Dr. Allison Stakofsky, a pediatric resident, said Jewish singles events pose the threat of being a difficult [read: awkward] experience. Yet she was grateful to be having “Cocktails on The Roof” along with nearly 250 other singles at the Manhattan Jewish Experience on West 86th Street, and there were indeed some prospects.

Rabbi Mark Wildes
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