Well this was Fun! Had a great time in Times Square asking people random questions about Judaism. Thanks J-TV: The Jewish Global Channel for an afternoon of laughs and good fun. Testing New Yorkers Jewish Knowledge Do New Yorkers know who was the first Jewish President of the United States? […]
“Happy #Hanukkah from the New York Transit Museum! In this clever holiday card, created by local Brooklynite Cheryl Berkowitz, the heart of Downtown Brooklyn is transformed into the menorah.”
Source: New York Transit Museum — in Brooklyn, New York.
“We’re celebrating the first night of Chanukah by glowing in blue and white with a flickering candle in our antenna!”
“We’re celebrating the first night of #Chanukah by glowing in blue and white with a flickering candle in our antenna! #EmpireStateBuilding #HappyChanukah” – Empire State Building 🎁 Click bio link for Chanukah Gift Guide 📷 @empirestatebldg 🌎 New York City 📰 Everyone Has A Story, What's Yours? 📧 email@example.com 📱 […]
“In the center of this photo is my amazing grandfather, whose family left Poland for New York when he was ten years old. At 21, he was drafted into the Army where he fought in every major battle of World War II – with the exception of D-Day. His service […]
Source: The Israel Project SaveSave
“My grandfather Mikhail Lubarsky who fought the nazis in WWII currently lives in Brighton Beach Brooklyn. He’s 94 years old and was at my house this past Thursday for Thanksgiving and sang the yiddish song “Le Chaim”.
My grandfather was born in 1926 in a small Jewish village called Saroki back then it was a territory of Romania which eventually was renamed Moldova and became part of the Soviet Union. When WWII started my grandfather was only 15 when he was given the task of evacuating his […]
The very first gathering was in 1987 with hundreds in attendance. Today, 30 years later, there are nearly 4,700 families of shluchim in more than 90 countries around the world that have come together for this annual event. Source: Bentzi Sasson
“We fled Germany on November 9th, 1938. It was called the Crystal Night, because there were demonstrations against Jews all over Germany, and many windows were being broken. We were living on the outskirts of Hanover. When my father came home from work that night, he told us that the […]
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“When I am at a Hachnassat Sefer Torah (New Torah Dedication), one of the most poignant moments, is when the procession passes by the neighborhood shuls (synagogues) and all the Sifrei Torah are brought out to come and “greet” the brand new Torah. It is a moment filled with intense […]
“It’s a myrtle branch, a willow branch, a palm branch, and an etrog. They symbolize the four different types of Jews.”
“Can you hold them apart so I can see them better?” “They’re supposed to stay together.” Source: Humans of New York
Source: Esther Coco Berg in Sands Point, New York.
At Last Night’s Concert in New York City
Source: Eli Wohl Photo
The Eldridge Street Synagogue, built in 1887, is a National Historic Landmark synagogue in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood.
In 2007, after 20 years of renovation work that cost US$20 million, the Eldridge Street Project completed the restoration and opened to the public as the Museum at Eldridge Street. #GKTsynagogue Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Source: GO Kosher Travel via Bentzi Sasson
Source: Gayle Margolin
“My great aunt Bella Ehrlich Korn was born in 1934. A month before her 5th birthday, she fled Poland with her family and endured a hard life living in the woods in Siberia and then Kazakhstan.”
“After the war she returned with her family to Poland in 1946 for a brief period before moving to a DP camp in Kassel, Germany for a few years. In December 1949 the family made their way to America on a ship named the Henselman and arrived at night on […]
Source: Yvette Kababieh
“This is Bentzi, he is my husband, my love and my inspiration. Always happy and positive, always cracking a joke to make others laugh. No one will ever really understand what he went through, not even me. Although he went through a very difficult time he always made sure to […]
Hey, it’s 6/13 #DoAMitzvah #613
We’re taking on the colors of the flag of Israel tonight with lights in blue & white as we honor the 2017 Celebrate Israel Parade w/ the UJA-Federation of New York. The parade takes place tomorrow on Fifth Avenue! #EmpireStateBuilding Source: Empire State Building
“Today we were walking up Amsterdam Ave. after having brunch with two delicious alumni. Soon we realized that we needed to get back to our apartment to prepare for an alumnus’ wedding this evening.”
Shortly after getting ourselves seated in the back of a taxi, we noticed that the driver was an older, white woman. Unusual. She soon asked where we were from. First we replied Boston and then added Brooklyn. “Where in Brooklyn?” she asked. “Crown Heights?” “Yes,” we replied. “You are Lubavitchers. […]
“Today at JFK airport, I met Max Glauben, an 89 year old man from Dallas, Texas who survived six concentration camps during the Holocaust.”
“On this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Max is going on his twelveth March of the Living International trip, an annual educational tour through Poland and Israel, sharing his story with thousands of participants from all over the world. On his jacket he listed all the years he participated on March […]
Everyone Nose that I love a good pun and a good cause. Couture for a Cause is putting on a red nose to kick things off this Thursday at their annual event; this year will benefit the Lev Leytzan organization. Lev Leytzan brings compassionate clowning to hospitals, nursing homes, seniors’ centers, […]
“You’re not Jewish, are you?” “I am.” “Jewish and what?” “Jewish and German, Iraqi, African, Irish, Portuguese, French, Cherokee, Lenape, and Blackfoot.” Source: Humans of New York
“I lived in Poland, so we were persecuted from the first day of the war. First they took us from our home, then they put us in a ghetto, then they made us march, then they sent us to the camps.”
“I was separated from everyone, but my brother later told me that my father froze to death. But I have children now, and grandchildren, and great grandchildren– a great big family, all of them educated. Look at everything that came from just one person who escaped. Just goes to show […]
“There were always a lot of people in that neighborhood who would make us feel like we didn’t belong. They would try to send a message that blacks aren’t allowed. But the principal of the school was a Jewish man named Irving Rahinsky. And every morning, when we got off […]
“They told my mother: ‘You can bring home a white man, a black man, an asian man, or a hispanic man. Just please don’t bring home a Chasid. So she brought home a Chasid.” Source: Humans of New York — with Leibel Ferris.