“A hate crime against a Jew today is a hate crime against someone else tomorrow,” declared nationally syndicated talk show host Michael Savage to millions of listeners on his radio program, as he called out newly elected councilwoman Laurie Cumbo for her insensitive comments regarding the resentment of blacks toward the Jewish community.
Crown Heights News
Members of the Police and Fire departments were honored at a Chanukah party last night for their outstanding work and service to our community. Among those honored were the former commanding officer of the 71st Precinct and the lieutenants of the 38th Battalion’s Ladder 123 and Engine 234.
Chevra Ahavas Yisroel Celebrated its 3rd anniversary last night with an ‘old fashioned’ themed dinner at The Green Building in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Laurie Cumbo, the newly elected councilwoman for New York City’s 35th District – which includes Crown Heights – was interviewed for an article that appeared in The Jewish Week regarding the attacks by African-Americans against Jewish residents of Crown Heights.
‘Chanukah on Fire’ was the theme of this year’s Friendship Circle Chanukah Party, hosted at the Jewish Children’s Museum. Families came and enjoyed a delicious barbecue dinner, fire show, face painting, photo booth and an array of crafts and fun for all ages, arranged by Rabbi Berel and Chani Majesky.
Forget latkes — when it comes to celebrating Hanukkah in Crown Heights, the traditional potato pancake can’t hold a candle to the neighborhood’s famous jelly doughnuts.
Legos, clay and pipes were only some of the materials used by students of Darchei Menachem, each of whom made their own creative and unique Menorah for a schoolwide competition.
Gunshots rang out on Carroll Street as men were returning home from Shul after Shabbos two weeks ago. One man was struck twice by bullets and was rushed to the hospital. This morning, police announced the arrest of the suspected shooter.
This past Motzei Shabbos, on the coldest night of the year so far, many women braved the icy wind and gathered at the Maple Street Shul, otherwise known as the home of Itchke’s Shtiebel, to mark Yud Tes and Chof Kislev and to prepare for Chanukah with a women’s only Melave Malka.
Police have announced the arrest of a 13-year-old black teen, who was charged with assault and aggravated harassment in connection with the beating of Jewish boy on President Street. The motive behind the attack was not ‘knockout,’ rather bullying. Updated.
This afternoon the Inter-School High School Convention reached its crescendo when over 800 high school students packed into the Beis Rivkah Ballroom for the annual Gala Banquet.
Yisroel Blizovsky had just finished taking pictures at a Crown Heights L’chaim on November 14th when a hulking teen he was passing on the sidewalk cold-cocked him without warning. He was the latest victim of the ‘Knockout’ game, a phenomenon brought to the world media’s attention by a story and video published by CrownHeights.info.
Last night, Motzai Shabbos, Lubavitcher Yeshiva on Crown Street hosted a special father and son Melava Malka and Farbrengen in honor of the ‘long’ Yud Tes Kislev.
A 12-year-old Jewish boy who was a “knockout” victim two weeks ago told CBS 2′s Tony Aiello that he’s more interested in an apology than seeing his attackers go to jail.
A little over two weeks ago, CrownHeights.info broke the shocking news that a 12- year-old boy was punched in the head by two black teenagers, who ran off laughing with their friends. At the time, no one had any idea that this incident was just a small part of a much bigger and more sinister trend occurring all over the country.
Reacting to a spurt of anti-Semitic attacks by an African-American youth gang on Jews, Crown Heights’s incoming councilwoman is urging the two communities to refresh their relationship so that the attacks don’t harden biases for future generations and destroy the fragile gains of the past two decades.
The boys’ division of the Crown Heights Friendship Circle got together this past Sunday to celebrate the various ‘Yomei D’pagra’ that take place during the festive month of Kislev.
Following the national media’s attention to random attacks against Jews in Crown Heights, the NYPD responded with a massive show of force, deploying dozens of extra police officers on foot, squad cars, scooters, vans and even horses.
Public Advocate-elect Letitia James, Councilman David Greenfield and Councilman-elect Chaim Deutsch are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individuals responsible for a series of brutal, unprovoked “knockout” attacks in Crown Heights or other neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn.
Several elected officials, educators, and community leaders gathered in the hall of Lubavitcher Yeshiva this morning for a breakfast and roundtable conversation about youth and race in Crown Heights, in response to several random attacks against Jewish residents that occurred over the past couple of months.
This morning several leaders of Crown Heights’ African-American community held a press conference on the corner of Kingston Ave. and Empire Blvd., decrying the random acts of violence against Jews that have been plaguing the neighborhood for the past several weeks.
Motzei Shabbos Parshas Vayeira, Bnos Chomesh Academy of Crown Heights held its second annual Mother-Daughter Melave Malka.