Yeshivah of Flatbush mourns longtime dean SCOTUS to hear looted art case The gooey appeal of kasha varnishkes – Cleveland Jewish News

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Shabbat shalom, New York! Today weremember a pillar ofBrooklyns Modern Orthodox community, consider the charges against a local Jewish environmental activist and recommend an in-person klezmer concert.

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REMEMBERING: Rabbi David Eliach, the longtime and pioneering leader of Brooklyns Yeshivah of Flatbush, died Thursday at age 99. (JTA)

OUT OF ORDER: A Jewish human rights lawyer is due to be sentenced in New York today forcriminal contemptcharges stemming from his decades-long legal battle with Chevron Corp. (Times of Israel)

RESTITUTION: The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal dealing with the restitution of a valuable painting by Camille Pissarro that was looted by the Nazis andacquired from a New York gallery owner in 1976. (Times of Israel)

ON THE TRAIL: GOP mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa campaigned in Brooklyn as its Orthodox communities celebrated at the end of Simchat Torah. (YouTube)

APOSTATE NEWS: Read the bizarre, nearly forgotten story of a Bronx rabbi who confessed to having served as a Greek Orthodox priest. (Tablet)



Read the very Jewish history of kasha varnishkes, the buckwheat and pasta staple of Ashkenazi cuisine, and, while youre at it, discover how the Finger Lakes region became the kasha capital of the United States.


The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research named Warren Stern and Deborah Veach to its board of directors. Stern is a retired attorney who has taught law at Harvard and New York Universities. Veach is a former Manhattan assistant district attorney and deputy bureau chief and a former deputy mayor of Teaneck, New Jersey.

The Jewish Education Project has launched anew digital marketplaceforchildren who are not currently engaged in any form of Jewish education. Truvie ( features short courses for use by individual educators and organizations. An initial three-month beta period for grades 3-8 launches on Oct. 18.


The story of the Jewish people doesnt begin until the third weekly portion of Genesis. Addressing us as human beings, the Torah commands reverence for human life based on our universal status: because every human bears the divine image, writes Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky about this weeks portion, Bereshit.


Brooklyns BagelFestfeatures 20-plus vendors, as well as bagel games, a photo booth, a bagel experts panel, bagel-centric art and a live musical performance from rapper Kosha Dillz. BKLYN STUDIOS City Point in Downtown Brooklyn. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-Bronx, are among the speakers at the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, being held virtually starting Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Register here.

Celebrate Jewish womens music at anIsle of Klezbos concert, held live in the Museum of Jewish Heritages Edmond J. Safra Hall. Opening for Isle of Klezbos will be Broadway actress and singer Stephanie Lynne Mason, accompanied by Bob Marks on piano. Attend this program in person or watch the livestream. In-person attendance: $10 members, $20 non-members. Virtual attendance: Free for members, $10 non-members. Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

Join Andrew Silow-Carroll, editor-in-chief of The New York Jewish Week, as he leads a discussion about antisemitic incidents in New York City, featuring Deborah Lauter, executive director of the Mayors Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes; Scott Richman, regional director, ADL NY/NJ; and Leo Ferguson, of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. Presented by Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and hosted in partnership with the New York Jewish Agenda and The Center for Jewish Living. Register here for this virtual program. Monday, 7:00 p.m.

Photo, top: Rabbi David Eliach served as principal and then dean of Yeshivah of Flatbush for 30 years. (Courtesy Yeshivah of Flatbush)


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