Religion

On Thursday, Russia’s Supreme Court banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses as an “extremist” group, ordering them to liquidate their national headquarters and local offices and turn over all of their prope … Full Article

Emory University scholar speaks on intersection of law and faith

Congregation Mount Sinai, which has a long history of programs on the Torah, Talmud and other aspects of Jewish law, will present a talk with the Brooklyn Brandeis Society next Monday. … Full Article

9,000 Falun Gong practitioners coming to Brooklyn this weekend

The annual Falun Gong conference is expected to bring upwards of 9,000 practitioners from around the world to Barclays Center this weekend. … Full Article

New East Midwood Nightshul series explores Korean Cooking, Tanakh and meditation

NightShul, the growing learning community at the East Midwood Jewish Center, is debuting its first cooking class as part of its spring lineup to close out the 2015-2016 season. … Full Article

Heights & Hills’ 45th annual gala honors philanthropist who founded giving circle

Heights & Hills Community Council celebrated its 45th year of service to the elderly in Brooklyn by honoring a tireless and dedicated advocate for seniors. … Full Article

BP Adams calls for Brooklyn Day of Prayer

As the National Day of Prayer and Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) fall on the same date this year, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has proclaimed today, May 5, as the Brooklyn Day of Prayer. … Full Article
Witness Session Slideshow We Are The Ones 2016

Holocaust survivors, students collaborate For ‘The Wisdom of Storytellers’

The best way to preserve one’s history and legacy is to teach it to youngsters. Holocaust survivors in Brooklyn have been doing just that in an intergenerational collaborative setting called Witness Theater. … Full Article

Bishop and author Joseph Walker brings ‘RESET’ ministry to Brooklyn

Bishop Joseph Warren Walker III, senior pastor of one of the largest African-American mega-churches in the country as well as a prolific author and civic leader, believes that everyone has the capacity to let go of old, detrimental habits and “reset” by establishing new ones. … Full Article

Moshiach meal symbolizes redemption and joy anticipating Moshiach’s arrival

Jews around the world are familiar with the custom of a child (or children) asking the Four Questions during seders on the first night of Passover. … Full Article

Maronite Catholics to honor mothers at fundraiser

Mother’s Day will come early for two women who have devoted their lives to their families and to their church as they will be the guests of honor at the Seventh Annual Benefit Dinner for the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn on May 3. … Full Article

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