Shomrim

Sea Gate Still Struggling After Sandy

'We Are A Lost Community," says organizer; volunteers come from near and far.

11/12/2012

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, causing particularly severe damage to beach communities, the Jewish community in this enclave adjacent to Coney Island is still struggling to recover and reeling from what residents say is a lack of attention from authorities.

Numerous houses in the community, which was overrun by storm surge, remain without power or uninhabitable, and five synagogues in the neighborhood were heavily damaged.

David Spigelman came with a busload of volunteers from Baltimore to help residents of storm-ravaged Sea Gate clean up.

NYPD Probing Cops' Beating Of Man At Crown Heights Jewish Youth Center, Caught On Video

10/15/2012

UPDATED 4:30 PM OCT. 15

New York's Civilian Complaint Review Board and the NYPD's  Internal Affairs Bureau are probing the case of a man beaten by cops inside a Crown Heights Jewish youth center during an Oct. 8 arrest attempt,  a police spokesman said Monday.

Jewish Week Wins Six Awards From American Jewish Press Association

06/14/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

The Jewish Week took home six awards for excellence in Jewish journalism from the American Jewish Press Association's annual banquet in Philadelphia Wednesday.

The awards included first and second place honors in both the new and feature categories in the annual Simon Rockower contest, as well as first place honors for best personality profile and special sections.

Award winners Eric Herschthal, left, Stewart Ain and Julie Wiener. (photo by Michael Datikash)

Council Members Defend Shomrim

Taxpayer funding of Orthodox patrols unlikely to be affected by recent criticism.

08/09/2011
Assistant Managing Editor

Several City Council members who bankroll volunteer patrol groups in Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhoods with their discretionary funds say they will continue to do so amid some recent criticism of how such groups operate.

Councilman David Greenfield with members of Borough Park Shomrim and 66th Precinct cops after softball game last summer.

London Rioting Spreads To Jewish Neighborhoods

08/09/2011

Rioting in London spread to the Jewish community.

Stores in the Jewish communities of Stamford Hill and Golders Green were urged to close and secure merchandise Monday night as unrest that began Saturday night in the north London neighborhood of Tottenham spread throughout London.

Residents of Tottenham's Chasidic Orthodox community reportedly gathered on the street to heckle police over Shabbat, The Guardian reported.

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