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A Fitting Tribute to the ‘King of Pants’

If you’re familiar with bell bottoms, then you’ve crossed paths one way or the other with Eugene “Gene” Kule, the late garment-industry visionary who introduced them to the American market and defined an era. Kule, an exuberant Brooklyn-born clothing businessman who passed away last month at the age of 84, was an industry innovator who in a half-century-long career became known as the “King of Pants.”

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New Shluchim to Alpharetta, Georgia

Rabbi Gedalya and Ruthy Hertz will be moving as new shluchim to Alpharetta, Georgia, where they will join the community as assistant Rabbi and Rebbetzin, leading community outreach and women’s programming, following in the footsteps of the community’s late Rebbetzin, Mrs. Rashi Minkowicz, OBM.

Leader of German Opposition Party Tastes Matzah

Thomas Oppermann, Chairman of the Social-Democratic (SPD)-Parliamentary Group, which is the second largest political party in Germany and presently in the midst of a fiery campaign for leadership of the country versus Angela Merkel’s party, met a number of days ago in the Bundestag in Berlin with Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, Rabbi of the Jewish community in Berlin.

Video: My CTeen Moment

We all have moments in our lives which shape our future and form our identity. Four CTeeners from each grade were asked to share their personal moments of inspiration and strength at the closing ceremony of the CTeen Shabbaton, held last month at Brooklyn’s Pier 12.