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Holland Park Synagogue – London

Holland Park Synagogue – London

The Spanish & Portuguese congregation of Holland Park, London built their beautiful synagogue in 1928. I had the pleasure of celebrating its 90th anniversary on 10 March 2019. Despite my having moved to London over three years ago, it was my first occasion visiting the synagogue, and it did not disappoint! It is a wonderful […]

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Young Professionals Taste Chassidic Life in Crown Heights

Young Professionals Taste Chassidic Life in Crown Heights

Weekend gathering immerses men and women into the richness of Judaism The visible group of young men and women crossed the street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., stopping at a shop called Primo Hatters. “This is where the rabbis get their gear,” said their guide, Rabbi Mendy Levertov. “To you, the hats […]

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Mark Jacoby To Lead The World Premiere Of VILNA By Ira Fuchs

Mark Jacoby To Lead The World Premiere Of VILNA By Ira Fuchs

Vilna, a new play by Ira Fuchs directed by Joseph Discher, will begin its limited Off-Broadway World Premiere engagement at the Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) on Monday March 11th. Opening Night is set for Wednesday March 20th (7pm). This limited Off-Broadway engagement continues through Sunday April […]

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Jewish History in Jamaica Comes Alive!

Jewish History in Jamaica Comes Alive!

Jews in Jamaica have a long and colorful history, but not enough people know about it. As the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) recently reported in an article by Paul Foer, many of the Jews who live in Jamaica may be descendants of Sephardic Jews who escaped Europe in the wake of the Spanish Inquisition. The […]

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Israeli airlines to launch direct flights to Goa and Kochi

Israeli airlines to launch direct flights to Goa and Kochi

Israel’s Arkia Airlines will introduce direct flights to two Indian cities—Goa and Kochi, considered “dream destinations” by many Jews in this country, tapping the huge tourism potential between India and Israel. Arkia will operate the new flights from September 2019, company officials said. “Arkia will operate the new flights from September 2019 onward using recently […]

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