Inside The Synagogue Where Broadway’s Biggest Stars Used To Pray – The Australian Jewish News

| November 19, 2019

NEW YORK (JTA) On a recent Friday night, about 20 people gathered for Shabbat services at the Actors Temple, a synagogue just a few blocks from Times Square.

After staying while other congregations fled to Baltimore burbs, Beth Am synagogue celebrates $5.5M overhaul – Baltimore Sun

| November 19, 2019

At some point, we realized that being in the neighborhood was not sufficient, we needed to get involved in the neighborhood, Burg said. So, we started doing social action work, volunteerism at the local school, neighborhood cleaning efforts, collections for social charities. ...

Jews and Blacks – Arutz Sheva

| November 19, 2019

Like he succeeded in achieving the booming economy and strong employment numbers we see today, canPresident Trump be askedto improve the growing tensions between Jews and Blacks especially in Democrat Party-run areas? Almost daily, unfortunately, headlines scream of hate crimes as Jews are being physically attacked by blacks we have the proof from videos and surveillance tapes. As a New Yorker, it especially pains me.

Centuries-old Sephardic music plus bawdy songs about Virgin Mary in concert – The Jewish News of Northern California

| November 19, 2019

Bay Area friends Phoebe Rosquist and Shira Kammen were hiking a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail a few years ago when they spontaneously started singing a song they both knew from the 14th-century. We were looking out on one of these huge mountains and began to harmonize, Rosquist recounted. Thats how the two musical friends started down the path to founding a new ensemble that specializes in songs of the Spanish diaspora including Jewish songs in Ladino that have been sung for more than 500 years.

She Grew Up on a Remote Italian Island. Then Came the Holocaust. – The New York Times

| November 19, 2019

Four years ago, while researching the war years in Italy, I was introduced to Stella Levi, now 96, probably the only New Yorker among the handful of remaining members of the Jewish community of Rhodes, a now Greek island with a multinational past. I went to her apartment on a Saturday, intending to ask her a few questions; several hundred Saturdays later, she is still answering.

Are You Legally "Hispanic" if You are One-Quarter Mexican but Don’t Have Ties to the "Hispanic Community?" – Reason

| November 19, 2019

In Major Concrete Constr., Inc. v. Erie, 521 N.Y.S.2d 959 (NY.