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On the silver screen: Filming Jewish history

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

On Sunday, August 14, at 2 pm, nearly 50 of us gathered in the sanctuary of Congregation Bnai Israel, a simple, but beautiful, 100-year-old wooden synagogue in the picturesque Catskill village of Fleischmanns, NY. Punctuating a lecture by Dr. Eric Goldman on “The…

Jewish Online Resources 9/23/22

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

The Jewish Book Council will hold the virtual 2022 Jewish Writers’ Conference o…

Jewish Online Resources 9/8/22

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

Qesher will hold a variety of online Jewish tours and programs. All programs will…

Jews in Baseball: Jews, Dodgers and Brooklyn: Before the diaspora

By Bill Simons

It was 1956. Growing up in Brooklyn, 9-year-old Nathaniel Silver rooted for the hometown Dodgers. And his hero was Gil Hodges, their slugging first baseman. When a bank announced that Hodges would sign autographs, Grandpa Jules, an immigrant, fatuously claimed to have played…

On the Jewish food scene: Planning meals for the holidays

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

My first reaction to the e-mail that arrived in late August was to ignore it and click delete. Well, actually that was also my second and third reaction. You really want me to think about what I’m eating for the holidays more than a month before they begin? I’m …