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New York State

  • New York City councilman to provide day of gender-segregated beach for constituents

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A New York City councilman is renting a city beach on Coney Island in order to host gender-segregated swim days for his Jewish and Muslim constituents. Brooklyn Democrat Chaim Deutsch made the announcement on his Facebook page: “For many New Yorkers, including religious Jews and Muslims who observe modesty laws, there isn’t an opportunity to utilize our City’s […]
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  • NYC public school holds moment of silence for Gaza border victims

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Students at a selective New York City public school participated in a moment of silence for the Palestinian victims of violence on the Gazan border with Israel, angering some parents. The moment of silence was held recently ago at the Beacon School located in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan. The school “tends to lean […]
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  • Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found guilty (again) of corruption

    By jwadmin on May 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was again found guilty of federal corruption charges. The guilty verdict on Friday, May 11,  in Federal District Court in Manhattan came nearly a year after a federal appeals court overturned his first conviction on the same corruption charges. The original verdict was thrown out because the judge’s […]
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  • Rabbi Aaron Panken, HUC president, killed in plane crash

    By jwadmin on May 7, 2018
    NEW YORK  CITY (JTA) – Rabbi Aaron Panken, the president of Hebrew Union College, was killed piloting a small aircraft in the Hudson Valley area of New York state. MidHudson News reported that the plane crashed in a wooded area in the Town of Wawayanda, near the New Jersey border Saturday, May 5. A passenger, Frank Reiss, a flight instructor, was injured. An […]
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  • NY state triples STEM funding in private schools following push by Jewish lobbyists

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2018
    (JTA) –The newly passed New York state budget includes $15 million for STEM instruction in nonpublic schools, which supporters of Jewish day schools had lobbied for intensely. The increase appears in the $168 billion budget 2018-19 budget for the fiscal year 2019, which was passed Saturday and took effect on Sunday. It represents a 200 percent increase over the $5 […]
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  • Aide to Brooklyn lawmaker compares Parkland student protesting gun violence to Hitler

    By jwadmin on March 30, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)–An aide to a longtime Brooklyn state senator compared a Parkland, Fla., high school student protesting against gun violence to Adolf Hitler. Anthony Testaverde, an aide to Marty Golden, posted to Facebook photos of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student activist David Hogg and juxtaposed them with photos of Hitler. One set of photos shows Hogg raising […]
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  • Is Cynthia Nixon an honorary member of the tribe? In Shabbat sermon of 2011 she praised Andrew Cuomo

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Cynthia Nixon, the former “Sex and the City” star who recently announced her campaign to be New York’s next governor, is hoping to win the votes of the state’s 20 million citizens. But the actor and political activist has already won the hearts of some progressive Jewish leaders. Nixon isn’t Jewish herself, but she’s almost […]
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  • State of New York sues Harvey Weinstein

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his brother and their production company for violating laws against sexual harassment and sexual abuse. The lawsuit could harm a deal to sell the Weinstein Company, and push the company toward bankruptcy, The New York Times reported. The lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court […]
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  • Cold cuts ignored: Burglars steal $5,000 from kosher deli in Brooklyn

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The burglars who robbed a kosher deli in Brooklyn weren’t looking for brisket or roast beef. They left the food untouched but stole $5,000, after breaking in by way of the adjacent office of a Brooklyn state senator. “They certainly weren’t desperate for pastrami,” state Sen. Simcha Felder said, according to The New York Post. Police said […]
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  • A new website aims to bring Jew-ish millennial women together

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If you’re a young Jewish woman — or if you just happen to love “Broad City” or wacky recollections of Jewish summer camp — there’s a new website for you. Alma, which was recently launched by 70 Faces Media (JTA’s parent company), aims to be a resource for millennial women navigating sometimes tricky […]
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