Park East Synagogue is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City.

The Synagogue which was founded in 1888, with its cornerstone laid in 1889, is a historic New York City landmark house of worship and one of the nation’s leading modern Orthodox congregations. It plays a vital role in the cultural, civic and spiritual life of New York City. Wishing you […]

CONDOLENCES: The nurse in the iconic “V-J Day in Times Square” photograph, a Jewish refugee from Austria named Greta Zimmer Friedman, passed away last week at the age of 92

Although Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photo quickly became an iconic symbol of the euphoria marking the end of WWII, for decades no one knew the identify of either the nurse or the sailor pictured nor did the two know about its existence. It wasn’t until 2012 that author Lawrence Verria conclusively proved […]