Harlem Still A Hub Of Jewish Life

Earlier this year, near the corner of west 118th street and Manhattan Avenue in Harlem, Jewish families have welcomed a new, much awaited neighbor: a Jewish Community Center. Continue Reading →

“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 →

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)

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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 →

A Social Work Friendship: When the Personal And Professional Merged

bobby staley and dean at tour in harlemSteven Huberman and Bobby Staley hail from very different backgrounds, yet the observant Jewish dean of Touro College Graduate School of Social Work and his African American student-turned-colleague grew up under strikingly similar circumstances, forming the basis of a close friendship. Continue Reading →

Understanding Harlem The Ghetto Starts With The First Jewish One, Says Author

harlem and jewish ghettosThis year marks the 500th anniversary of the opening of the Venetian Ghetto, where the city’s Jews were forced to live for nearly 300 years. Continue Reading →

Morrie “Mr. Cheez Doodles” Yohai, Harlem NY 1920 – 2010

Morrie Robert YohaiMorrie Robert Yohai, (pronounced yo-high), March 4, 1920 – July 27, 2010, was an American food company executive best known for his creation of Cheez Doodles, a cylindrical baked cornmeal puff most often with a cheddar cheese flavor. Continue Reading →