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Gov. David Paterson Interview Part 2

 New York Gov. David Paterson discusses tuition loans for rabbinical students, Eliot Spitzer, his own political future, black-Jewish relations and Saturday Night Live in part of the the Jewish Week's MetroPolitics vlog interview.

United Synagogue Leader Bruce Greenfield Dies At 64

12/13/2010 - 19:00

Bruce Greenfield, the longtime executive director of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s Metropolitan New York District, died Dec. 12 following a heart attack in his North Bellmore, L.I. home. He was 64.

Mr. Greenfield, who served as head of the Conservative movement’s activities in the Greater New York area, and previously as the region’s youth director, for 35 years, left USCJ two years ago as part of an investigation into possible financial improprieties at the organization.

Aaron Listhaus to Head Hebrew Charter School Incubator

12/13/2010 - 19:00

(JTA) — Aaron Listhaus, the chief academic officer for New York City’s Office of Charter Schools, will take over as the head of the Hebrew Charter School Center.

Listhaus, who has spent a year-and-a half helping to oversee nearly 70 authorized charter schools in New York City, will assume his new post in January.

‘Tis The Seasons

12/13/2010 - 19:00

She’s a professional photographer, an exercise and dance instructor, and she even DJs at bat mitzvah parties.

Danielle Jacobs, a Cedarhurst, L.I.-based mom of two, can now add a new credential to the mix: that of branding expert.

Danielle Jacobs, with family.

Kosher Inspectors Seek Help As Shutdown Looms

Paterson says layoffs regrettable; enforcement law faces litigation.
12/13/2010 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

The state’s last remaining kosher inspectors are looking to legislators for support and gathering petitions in a bid to keep jobs that will be eliminated on Dec. 31.

“I hate having done that,” Gov. David Paterson told The Jewish Week regarding the need to cut state-employed kosher inspectors.

Appetite For Protest At Flaum

Labor strife intensifying at popular Williamsburg appetizing company.
12/13/2010 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Many kosher-observant Jews in the New York area are familiar with the light comestibles prepared by the century-old Flaum Appetizing Corporation, either for their kitchen tables or the Saturday afternoon shalah shudus (third meal) gatherings at their local synagogues.

What they may be gradually learning about, as they sit down to Flaum’s egg salad, matjes herring or baba ganoush, is the long-simmering labor dispute pitting the East Williamsburg company’s owners against former workers, a dispute that has in recent months bubbled hotly to the surface.

Flaum workers accepting the “Champions of Economic Justice” Award at the 2010 Brandworkers Awards Dinner.

Recreating Sholom Aleichem

Exhibit at Suffolk Y-JCC introduces children to the famous author and his times.
12/13/2010 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Bat-Sheva Slavin helped Emily Bendeson, 9, of Smithtown slip the wedding dress over her street clothes while Mike Delmonaco, 9, of Commack adjusted his top hat.

The two then stood next to each other while other youngsters played the roles of a rabbi, bridesmaids and best men for a mock wedding photo amid a painted scene of a Ukrainian village a century ago.

Youngsters from around Long Island donned Eastern European dress to recreate scenes from Sholom Aleichem’s work, including a wed

The Jewish Week Interviews Gov. David Paterson

Gov. David Paterson frankly discussed his tenure as governor in an interview with The Jewish Week on Dec. 8, 2010.

Bloomberg Says No to Voucher Program For Orthodox Kids

12/08/2010 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Despite pleas from several City Council members and over 15,000 letters from their constituents, Mayor Michael Bloomberg declined to extend funding for a day care voucher program that heavily benefits Orthdox communities.

The Priority 7 funding, which allows payments of of up to $300 per week per eligible child for afterschool programs, will end this month.

NYC Council Speaker Launches Interfaith Tolerance Weekend

12/08/2010 - 19:00

Responding to a recent wave of bias attacks, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has organized three days of programming at religious institutions and other venues to promote tolerance.

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