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13 Young Men Charged in Brooklyn Synagogue ‘Tunnel’ Melee – The New York Times

| April 11, 2024

Thirteen members of a Hasidic Jewish community were arraigned on Wednesday on charges stemming from a January incident in which a wall inside a famous Brooklyn synagogue was damaged by young men wielding a hammer and crowbar setting off a melee that was captured on video. The 13 people, all young men, pleaded not guilty in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn to charges that ranged from criminal mischief to obstructing governmental administration. Another four defendants were absent because they were in Israel, according to their lawyer, Levi Huebner.

Hoax bomb threat email caused evacuation of Harrisburg synagogue – WHP Harrisburg

| April 11, 2024

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa (WHP) UPDATE | The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley area is now confirming specific areas that were also targeted with bomb threats related to the Harrisburg incident. A release was sent out by members of the organization, stating that a threatening hoax email was sent to the Allentown Jewish Federation's inbox, along with branches in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh

Slate’s open thread for the week of April 8 – Slate

| April 11, 2024

On this day in 1730, the first American synagogue was dedicated on Mill Street in lower Manhattan.

Synagogue in Oldenburg, Germany, is targeted with Molotov cocktail; hundreds rally in solidarity with Jewish community – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic…

| April 11, 2024

(JTA) Jews and non-Jews in Germany are rallying to the side of the Jewish community in Oldenburg after an attempted arson attack on its synagogue on Friday. Hundreds of local residents held a solidarity demonstration on Sunday for the Jewish community

Rituals of Return – My Jewish Learning

| April 11, 2024

At the beginning of this weeks Torah portion, we learn that a woman who has recently given birth to a boy is prohibited from entering the sanctuary for 40 days and that twice that long if she gives birth to a girl. What did it feel like to be excluded for so many weeks

The Altneu Synagogue Buys the Thomas Lamont Mansion – Curbed

| April 11, 2024

The Thomas Lamont mansion went up for sale last year for the first time since it was built in 1922. Photo: Sothebys There arent a lot of townhouses in New York City like 107 East 70th Street

NexGen Firepit Schmooze, Drinks and Pita/Matzah Making – jewishboston.com

| April 11, 2024

Learn to make pita on the firepit and well even try our hands at making matzah! Whats the difference between making pita and making matzah? Come by to find out! Never miss the best stories and events! Get JewishBoston This Week.

A Frozen Pond and a New Way to Experience an Ancient Jewish Ritual in Maine – The New York Times

| April 11, 2024

Students from Colby College helped harvest ice from a pond for a new mikvah, or ritual bath, at a synagogue in Waterville. WHY WERE HERE Were exploring how America defines itself one place at a time. When a synagogue in Maine needed water for a ceremonial Jewish bath, it drew on a fitting natural source, with the help of some friends.

Artists’ and Artisans’ Show Lures Her to a Synagogue – San Diego Jewish World

| April 11, 2024

Story and Photos by Mimi Pollack and Fred Kropveld SAN DIEGO As someone who is not comfortable with organized religion, I rarely go to a temple or synagogue. However, I am all in when a house of worship opens its doors to artists, so they can display their work. This past Sunday, Tifereth Israel Synagogue hosted its First Annual Artists Showcase.

What I Told My Children When Our Synagogue Was Graffitied With a Swastika – The Jewish News

| April 11, 2024

(JTA) On Saturday night, I watched an episode of We Were the Lucky Ones,Hulus new Holocaust series. On Sunday morning, I woke up to a traumatic scene in my own community:a red swastika painted on the bannerthat sits on the front lawn of the suburban Philadelphia synagogue where my husband is the rabbi. Even though it wasnt shattered glass, or broken bones, it was painful to see it there, right there, in our own backyard, on our property, on our beloved banner that advertises our early childhood program and the summer camp my children will attend.


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