Op Ed: The Bas Mitzvah Problem

A Crown Heights mother watched as her daughter came home from her classmate’s Bas Mitzvah with an entire shopping bag full of prizes and party favors. She could see the anxiety on her daughter’s face. Will she be considered the “neb” of the class because her Bas Mitzvah celebration is going to be held at home?

Armed Mugger Attacks 3 Crown Heights Women

Three Jewish women were the victims of mugging attacks in separate incidents throughout Sunday afternoon and evening in Crown Heights. One victim had her purse stolen with over $3,000 worth of jewelry, while the other two victims were held up at knifepoint.

Video Gallery: A Day of Liberation

On 19 Kislev in 5559 (1798), the Alter Rebbe, R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi, was released after being imprisoned by the Russian authorities. This Monday marks 218 years since the origin of this holiday known among Chassidim as the Rosh Hashana of Chassidus. A playlist of nine videos in connection with Yud Tes Kislev that was compiled by JEM and shared with the community in honor of this auspicious day.

Axanya: The Jewish Answer to Airbnb

After months of planning and development, Crown Heights brothers Menachem and Sholomke Nagar are proud and excited to unveil Axanya, a service which enables Jewish travelers to focus on their experience instead of consuming precious time on finding ways to maintain a Jewish lifestyle while on the go.

Women and Girls to ‘Light Up Brooklyn’

A new Mivtzoim campaign, “Light up Brooklyn,” invites women to bring the light of Chanukah to local Brooklynites. Participants will bring Chanukah festivities to residents’ doorsteps through visiting families, seniors, and local venues.