Religion

Two synagogues in Brooklyn receive Jewish Heritage Fund grants

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

Step inside New Utrecht Reformed Church with the Brooklyn Eagle

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

OMG! Pet blessing at New Utrecht Reformed Church

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
Damaged Statue in Williamsburg

Sweet Jesus! Holy statue busted by drunken man in Williamsburg

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 who just released debut album sings at MSG women’s basketball event

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

Children of Abraham Walk called action of peace & friendship

People of the three Abrahamic faith traditions on Sunday observed the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks by walking together in solidarity. … Full Article

First Presbyterian Church welcomes Attorney General Loretta Lynch

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

Brooklyn Heights remembers 9/11 at Promenade prayer service

Death descended from the sky that day. New Yorkers will never forget. On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center, murdering nearly 3,000 innocent people. … Full Article

Borough President Adams will host 2nd Annual 9/11 Remembrance Service

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced on Thursday that he will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Service for Brooklyn this coming Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m. at Borough Hall. … Full Article

Twelve college students excelling under adversity win scholarships

Twelve college students, including a Brooklyn resident, were awarded scholarships at a recent breakfast that the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) sponsored. … Full Article

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