New York

Fire Relief Funds Set Up Here

12/07/2016 - 09:13
Staff Writer

UJA-Federation of New York has opened an Israel Fire Relief Fund to support the work of its partner organizations who are assisting the Israelis displaced by a recent series of fires and the firefighters who lost crucial equipment in the blazes. The partners include the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distrubution Committee and the Israel Trauma Coalition.

Israel Gap Year Goes Digital

12/07/2016 - 09:03
Staff Writer

The traditional Israel gap year taken by thousands of yeshiva high school graduates each year now has a new home — online.

Chavi Goldberg

In Post-Election Climate, Unity Building Goes Local

Formed to foster understanding between Palestinians and Jewish Americans, the musicians of The Pursuit of Harmony also help heal divisions at home.

12/06/2016 - 17:42
Special To The Jewish Week

It’s not Shabbat as usual when a Palestinian Muslim and a Nashville-based American Jew lead worship services, but amid the wave of hate crimes and harassment in the weeks since the presidential election, a 90-minute service of interfaith friendship, prayer, sharing and song held at Larchmont Temple last Friday night took on a particularly poignant significance.

Michael Hunter Ochs, left, and Alaa Al Shaham near the Second Avenue Deli in Manhattan.  Andrea Glenn Loigman/JW

NYPD Sees ‘Huge Spike’ In Hate Crimes Post-Election

Jews targeted most in last month.

12/06/2016 - 16:50

The New York Police Department said it has seen a dramatic rise in hate crimes following the election of Donald Trump, with the majority of incidents directed at Jews.

A swastika at a children’s playground in Brooklyn Heights. Screenshot from Twitter

Folksbiene Comes To Broadway

In a first, the Yiddish theater company will produce ‘Indecent’ at the Cort.

12/06/2016 - 15:56
Culture Editor

For the first time in its 103-year history, the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene will be producing a show in a mainstream Broadway — not East Broadway — theater.

Scene from Paula Vogel’s “Indecent,” based on Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance,” which is headed for Broadway. Carol Rosegg

Goldapalooza!

Gallery show, other events shine light on Israel’s Iron Lady, form Milwaukee to the Mideast.

12/06/2016 - 15:49
Culture Editor

‘Thank you for remaining Jews,” Golda Meir told the huge crowds that surrounded her when she visited a Moscow synagogue in 1948, after she had been named Israeli ambassador to the Soviet Union.

Andy Warhol’s portrait.

Chabadniks On The Prairie

12/06/2016 - 12:17

They’re trading in Eastern Parkway for Interstate 90, which slices 412 miles through the heart of the South Dakotan prairie, from Sioux Falls in the east, past Badlands National Park and onto Rapid City and Deadwood and Spearfish in the west. Talk about some ground to cover.

A falls runs through it: Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz and family will soon make their home in Sioux Falls, S.D. Chabad.org

Brooklyn Mother Who Lost 7 Children In House Fire To Build Family Center On Site

12/06/2016 - 11:51

(JTA) — The Brooklyn mother who lost seven of her children in a house fire said in her first public remarks on the March 2015 tragedy that she wants to build a center for families on the site of her razed home.

A mourner near the fresh graves of the seven children from the Sassoon family during their funeral in Jerusalem, 3/23/15. JTA

NYPD Sees ‘Huge Spike’ In Hate Crimes Post-Election — Jews Targeted Most

12/06/2016 - 11:37

NEW YORK (JTA) — The New York Police Department said it has seen a dramatic rise in hate crimes following the election of Donald Trump, with the majority of incidents directed at Jews.

A swastika at a children’s playground in Brooklyn Heights, New York. (Screenshot from Twitter)

Hikind, Brooklyn Residents Protest DOT Over Ocean Parkway Changes

Locals gathered at a rally led Assemblyman Dov Hikind to protest DOT's surprise changes to traffic rules in the area.

12/05/2016 - 13:50
Editorial Intern

Outraged local residents and community leaders gathered on the corner of Ocean Parkway and Avenue J in Brooklyn on Sunday morning to protest the Department of Transportation's (DOT) plan to change local traffic laws. 

Hikind and City Councilmember Chaim Deutsch address rally-goers about surprise impending traffic changes Renee Harari/JW
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