Ethiopian Shabbatt And Sigd Celebration 2015 In Harlem

the other israel in harlemSigd is a unique festival celebrated by Ethiopian Jews 49 days after Yom Kippur.  The word Sigd in Ethiopic means “to worship” or loosely translated as “bowing”.   Continue Reading →

Levine And Rodriguez Lead Talk On Jewish Poverty

marl levine 2On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 at the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, City Council Jewish Caucus Chair Mark Levine and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will join local and national non-profit groups to host a public forum on one of the most pressing issues facing the local Jewish community today: rising poverty. Continue Reading →

Celebrate The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s 100 Anniversary

kulturefest 2015To rephrase the great humorist and philosopher Mark Twain: reports of the death of Yiddish are greatly exaggerated.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Morris Harris Designer Of The Flag Of Israel

morris-harris1Jews and their friends the world over are celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel (declaration of independence is May 14). Continue Reading →

Young Jewish Boy, Harlem, 1960’s

Young Jewish Boy, Harlem, 1960'sA young black Jewish boy one of The Commandment Keepers at the Harlem Synagogue in Harlem, New York, 1960’s. Continue Reading →