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Bronx Former Shuls Tour: A Review

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The landscape of the Grand Concourse in the Bronx resembles Queens Boulevard, with a five-mile procession of middle-class apartment buildings along a wide thoroughfare of local and express lanes.  Among the apartments are dozens of buildings that have Jewish features…

Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative Inducts Five Hall of Famers

There is something about being a “Bronx boy” or “Bronx girl.” And that is more than enough reason why the Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative’s (BxJHI) Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame has already become a landmark event for the area. The…

Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame 2016

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Here’s the entire Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame, inducted on June 7, 2016. (L to r) BxJHI leader Marti Michael, WPIX’s Marvin Scott, Bronx Historian Lloyd Ultan, attorney and Jewish communal leader Ezra Levin, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., author Arlene…

BxJHI Honored by Temple Beth El of City Island – For Dedicated Service

On Saturday evening, April 2, 2016, the Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative was honored by Temple Beth El of City Island (Your Shul by the Sea).  “For your dedicated service to the Jewish community of the Bronx.  Your passion and commitment to…

The Yiddish Theatre Makes a Comeback in the Bronx

The Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative was delighted to be associated with today’s performance by Avi Hoffman of the Yiddish play “Reflections of a Lost Poet: The Life and Times of Itzak Manger”, presented by The Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center. The…

Overture to Glory Showing

On March 20, 2016, the Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative, together with the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR), presented a screening of the rare Yiddish film, Overture to Glory, starring Moishe Oysher, one of the great celebrity cantors and…

How the Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative Serves the Community

The Bronx is deeply rooted in Jewish culture. From the beginning of the 19th century, Jewish values have permeated the story of the Bronx. This rich history has inspired the founding of the Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative (BxJHI), a program…

Comedian Robert Klein Inducted into the Inaugural Bronx Jewish HOF Class

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By Howard Goldin for nysportsday.com Bronx, NY—During the first week of June, a ceremony was held at the Bronx Museum on 165th Street and the Grand Concourse in which the Inaugural Class of the Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame was honored. The…