Upper West Side

Hebrew Charter Proposed For Harlem-Upper West Side

Concern over how it might affect area day schools.
Associate Editor

Just weeks after Shalom Academy, a proposed Hebrew charter school serving the heavily Jewish suburbs of Englewood and Teaneck won New Jersey state approval, an application has been submitted for a Hebrew charter serving another major Jewish population hub, the Upper West Side.

Harlem Hebrew’s lead applicant Sara Berman: District 3 “perfect area” for Hebrew-language charter school.

Kanye's Antidote: On Yefim Bronfman, Fame and Humility

The star pianist Yefim Bronfman performs in New York often, but I have never seen him. That was rectified last night: I caught him in the first of three concerts with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall.  He was remarkable. Performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, he captured the full range of emotions in the piece--its subtle bits of humor, the breezy wistfulness, the heroic ambition--without drawing much attention to himself.

Hadar Settles Down


Wandering Jews no more. Kehilat Hadar, the 10-year-old independent minyan on the Upper West Side, held its first services last weekend in its new, semi-permanent space — inside the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan’s new site at Columbus Avenue and 100th Street.

“[The move] marks a change that we’re excited about,” said Marc Aaron Melzer, one of five gabbaim on the leadership committee.

Kehilat Hadar members Yossi Hoffman, left, and Efrem Epstein help move shelves to minyan’s new space. Ashira Konigsburg

The Princess Of Cupcakes

Mia Bauer got her start baking on a moshav with her mom; she now oversees an empire built on Crumbs.

Special To The Jewish Week

When most people hear that they’re crumby at work, it’s a sign that they could be doing a better job. Not so for an employee of Crumbs Bake Shop where being “Crumby” is actually a good thing, a sign that he loves what he’s doing.

The Crumbs team: Mia and Jason Bauer.
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