Category: Event Coverage

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 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…

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…

Avi Hoffman from “Reflections of a Lost Poet: The Life and Times of Itzak Manger”

  The Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative was delighted to be associated with the recent 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…