Two Jewish Heritage Fund grants totaling $75,000 were awarded to historic synagogues in Brooklyn — a $50,000 grant to Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emis for the restoration of its masonry facades and structural repairs to its towers, and a $25,000 grant to Congregation Ahavas Israel for … Full Article
Here's a privileged peek inside one of Brooklyn's historic treasures.
The stones that built this church came over from Holland as ship ballast in the 1600s. It's a nice slice of Colonial history, smack in the middle of Bensonhurst. … Full Article
Bless the beasts of Bensonhurst.Pastor E.J. Emerson gave personalized benedictions to darling dogs and a fabulous feline named Gray Pawel outside historic New Utrecht Reformed Church on Saturday, Sept. 17. … Full Article
An apparently inebriated man broke a statue of Jesus outside of a Williamsburg church early Sunday morning and police would like to have a word with him and his two equally spiffed pals. … Full Article
Cantor Shira Lissek, a third-generation chazzan who served for many years as Congregation Mount Sinai’s cantor, had the chance to sing the time-honored patriotic song “God Bless America” at her first WNBA game with the women’s team, New York Liberty, at Madison Square Garden last week. … Full Article
First Presbyterian Church welcomed back a special guest this past weekend. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who began attending the church just after Sept. 11, 2001, returned on Sunday to offer remarks as part of the church’s Sept. 11 remembrance service. … Full Article