Photo by William Alatriste/NYC CouncilCity Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Mark Treyger toured local senior centers, health facilities, and community hubs earlier this week to bring attention to the over $6.7 million in funding to these invaluable New York City institutions. Among the visited locations were the
Click to enlargeAssemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is inviting students in grades three through 12, who live or go to school in the 45th Assembly District [http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Steven-Cymbrowitz/map/], to enter his 2015 Holocaust Memorial Creative Arts Contest. With an unprecedented resurgence of anti-Semitic acts raging across
Local Holocaust survivors. Photo by Erica ShermanThe Aquila Theater Company and the Brooklyn Public Library are teaming up to stage dramatic readings of Sophocles’ “Philoctetes,” Euripides’ “Herakles,” Homer’s “Odyssey” and Sophocles’ “Ajax” for veterans, Holocaust survivors and the general public, this Saturday, September 6 at 12:00pm at Brooklyn
Shkolnikov, left, presents Kings Bay Y Executive Director Leonard Petlakh with a check as Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz and City Council candidates David Storobin and Chaim Deutsch look on.Neighbors gathered with Kings Bay YM-YWHA members, local leaders and Holocaust survivors on Sunday to celebrate the contributions of boardmember Eugene Shkolnikov,
Source: Tracy O. via FlickrThe forger of phony papers that allowed a Brighton Beach-based ring of individuals to ripoff more than $57 million from a reparations fund for Holocaust victims [/local-scammers-bilk-holocaust-survivor-fund/] was sentenced to serve nearly two years in prison last week. The New York Post reports [http://www.nypost.
Honoring real survivors at a Holocaust Memorial Park ceremony. Photo by Erica ShermanA disturbing scheme that has been running [/local-scammers-bilk-holocaust-survivor-fund/] since 1994, which bilked a Holocaust survivors fund of $57 million, may finally be coming to a close. The scam was uncovered in 2009 after an FBI sting, and a
Image courtesy of the office of State Senator David StorobinWhen she was a young girl, Klara Zubutova was detained as a prisoner at a concentration camp. Today, the Holocaust survivor is entitled to pension payments from the German government, which are not subject to taxation. Last week, Zubutova received a
Members of the Russian-Jewish youth movement EZRA USA @ Brooklyn [http://ny.ezraworld.org/about-ezra-ezra-usa-today/snifim-ezra-usa/ezra-usa-brooklyn.html] will be hosting their annual commemoration of Yom Ha’Shoah — Holocaust Memorial Day — in remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The ceremony, May 1 at 3 p.m. inside