“Old New Year” Young Russians, Lost And Found In Harlem

Looking up at the lit-up windows of apartment buildings and picturing the lives within is part of the New York imagination. The Russian Jews in the new play “Old New Year” project their views of typical urban lives in full color. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Micro Grant Opportunity For Affordable Housing

The Center for Community Leadership at JCRC-NY has merged its renowned borough-based Fellowships into one city-wide project that connects communal and civic leaders across New York City entitled the We Are Are New York Fellowship (WAANY). Continue Reading →

Best Hamentashen In Celebration Of Purim In Harlem

Gothamist reports that holidays that encourage drinking and eating cookies come around but a few times a year and for the many partaking in Purim this year, that time is here! Continue Reading →

Ansche Chesed Synagogue, Harlem, NY, 1910 (Photograph)

MNY234600

A great rare photograph at West 114th Street at the corner of 7th Avenue, Ansche Chesed Synagogue in Harlem, New York, 1914. Continue Reading →

Hebrew Public Gets $4.9 M To Expand Into Harlem

World Religion News reports that Hebrew Public, a New York headquartered charter schools network, has received a grant of $4.9 million from the United States Department of Education. Continue Reading →

Temple Ansche Chesed Synagogue, Harlem, New York, 1910

MNY234601View from West 114th Street at the corner of 7th Avenue (re-named Adam Clayton Poell Blvd., today), Temple Ansche Chesed Synagogue rear in Harlem, New York, 1910. Continue Reading →

Welcoming Home The Unforgotten ‘Jews Of Harlem’

the-jews-of-harlemNew York Times columnist David W. Dunlap wrote a decade ago that “on the map of the Jewish Diaspora, Harlem Is Atlantis. . . . A vibrant hub of industry, artistry and wealth is all but forgotten. Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressperson Rangel Attends Funeral Of Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres

rangel-at-shmion-peres-funeralCongressman Charles Rangel was honored to join President Obama’s delegation to Israel and attend the funeral of Israeli statesman, activist, and Noble Peace Prize Winner Shimon Peres. Continue Reading →

New: JCC Harlem Brings Hopes And Dreams To Harlem

jcc-harlemJCC Manhattan is proud to announce that JCC Harlem, a new 6,000-square-foot community space on West 118th Street between Fredrick Douglass Boulevard and Manhattan Avenue, will officially open in January 2017. Continue Reading →

Harlem Electeds Mark Levine And Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Honor JCRC- NY

pic-for-newsletter-1On Friday, September 2, 2016, the JCRC-NY was honored when the NYC Council observed their 40th anniversary at City Hall with Harlem elected Council member Mark Levine and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito alongside several JCRC-NY Board Members. Continue Reading →