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Onlookers at the the International Woment's Chabad-Lubavitch Women's Emissary Conference at the New York State Armory)

From Crown Heights To The Congo – 3,000 Chabad-Lubavitch Women Gather To Make The...

WILLIAMSBURG — There are roughly 60 Chabad-Lubavitch synagogues in Brooklyn. A thriving retail corridor along Kingston Avenue hums with shoppers daily, just down the block from the movement's international headquarters. But where do you get those services when...

Why We All Need To Be Educated About Holocaust

MANHATTAN - It was a packed room yesterday on the 16th floor of 250 Broadway when the Committee on Civil and Human Rights unanimously voted for a bill to officially recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day...
Rev. Dr. Samuel Nicolas, Senior Pastor of Evangelical Crusade Christian-Church

Brooklyn Church Breaks Ground On Affordable Senior Housing Project

EAST FLATBUSH - A Brooklyn community broke ground on an affordable housing development Sunday afternoon, a project that's been in the making for more than a decade. The project is the brainchild of the Rev. Dr. Samuel...

Community Coalition Seeks Landmark Status for Flatbush Presbyterian Church

FLATBUSH - In the December issue of Bklyner we wrote about the history of the 120-year-old Flatbush Presbyterian Church, and how it is likely to be redeveloped into housing, with space for a new...

Sheepshead Bay Church Calls For Donations To Help Repairs

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - The Sheepshead Bay United Methodist Church is asking for the community's help. With its 150th birthday looming this year, the church, located at 3087 Ocean Avenue, is undergoing extensive renovations to its...

Late Manhattan Beach Rabbi Greenwald Honored With Street Sign

MANHATTAN BEACH - The cold, rainy day was not enough to stop the co-naming street sign ceremony honoring the late rabbi, Dr. Eli B. Greenwald. "There's not a more fitting tribute than to name a...

Would Secular Education Destroy The Haredim? YAFFED Panel On Education in Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas

CROWN HEIGHTS — Young Advocates For Fair Education (YAFFED), a Manhattan organization looking to revise educational standards in ultra-Orthodox schools, celebrated the last day of Hanukkah in Brooklyn on Monday evening with a party...

Sheepshead Bay Church Hopes To Wrap Up Repairs By Early 2019

SHEEPSHEAD BAY – Passers-by may notice the cables propping up the steeples to a church at the corner of Ocean and Voorhies Avenues in Sheepshead Bay. The Sheepshead Bay United Methodist Church at 3087 Ocean...

A Bit Of History – Flatbush Church Looking For Developer

FLATBUSH – As the borough shuffles to house all the city’s newcomers, part of its history will inevitably be gutted or succumb to full demolition. Religious institutions, with their architecturally exciting structures, brought families...

Hear “Muslims In Brooklyn”, In Their Own Voices

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - "There is no one way to be Muslim," Zaheer Ali, the project director of "Muslims in Brooklyn" said. "Islam is not a box that you put people in. It is a box...
Artist Nitzan Bartov and journalist Miriam Kramer discuss what cultural and religious observances could look like for Jews in space at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. (Photo congress: Mushka Lightstone/Tech Tribe)

Can Jewish Life Thrive In Space?

CROWN HEIGHTS — NASA is working on sending humans to Mars as early as 2030 and some people are already planning for the trip. Space was the theme for a couple of dozen people that came out...

Brooklyn Historical Society Presents “Muslims In Brooklyn” Next Week

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Next week, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will present its "Muslims in Brooklyn" oral history project to the world. "Muslims in Brooklyn" includes 50 oral histories from various Muslims across the borough. "These 50...

Swastika Discovered at Brighton Beach Library

BRIGHTON BEACH - The number of anti-Semitic incidents is up so much that it seems we are reporting about one a day some weeks. Earlier in November, two teenagers were arrested for drawing swastikas in...

Another Church Looking For A Developer – Flatbush Presbyterian Church Is On The Market

DITMAS PARK - The Flatbush Presbyterian Church is for sale and will likely follow the trend of church operators who lease a portion of their space to large residential developers. Colliers International, a Canadian acquisition...

Fight For Ownership In ‘Little Pakistan’ Continues — This Time Over A Beloved Mosque

MIDWOOD - An ivory colored structure stands sandwiched between two typical brick-colored three-story buildings between Avenue H and Glenwood Road on Coney Island Avenue. Though the stores next to it have closed and new...
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