Celebrating Purim at EMJC (PHOTOS)

Purim is a lively time at EMJC. This year, we held our annual Drum Circle, at which Cantor Levine told the Purim story in rhyme and the rest of us (adults and children) accompanied him with specific drum beats for each character. The Room J Circle players enacted the story … READ MORE

Winter thoughts from Rabbi Matt Carl

Hanukkah is the only holiday that coincides with a Rosh Hodesh and most of our holidays are right in the middle of months, thankfully, as this means we can celebrate our holidays with the full light of the moon. Near the end of Hanukkah, by contrast, not only do we … READ MORE

The History of Our Czech Memorial Scroll

The East Midwood Jewish Center in Brooklyn, New York, which was founded in 1924, is proud to be the custodian of the Czech Memorial Scroll known as MST#883. This Torah scroll was written in 1890, in the town of Luze, in East Bohemia (now the Czech Republic, then part of the Austria-Hungarian … READ MORE

13-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Essay from the 1946 EMJC Bulletin

Reprinted from http://www.jta.org/2016/10/01/news-opinion/united-states/read-13-year-old-ruth-bader-ginsburgs-essay-in-her-synagogue-bulletin By Josefin Dolsten October 1, 2016 9:00am Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Feb. 6, 2015. (Carlos Osorio/AP Images) Even as a teenager Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. The Jewish jurist, who recently came under … READ MORE

EMJC Hits the Water in Jamaica Bay

Last week a group of EMJCers (children included) and friends went on a 2-hour Kayak Trip in Jamaica Bay, guided by park rangers from the Gateway National Recreation Area (as well as Park Service Volunteer and EMJCer Hagai Kamil). We paddled out from Floyd Bennett Field along the coast nearly … READ MORE

A Visit from Camp Tel Yehudah

This week, East Midwood hosted 100 teens from two groups at Camp Tel Yehudah, Young Judaea’s national teen leadership camp. Tel Yehudah draws campers from across the United States, United Kingdom, Israel and increasingly, around the world. The smaller group comprised mostly of rising 10th graders are participants in the Bonim … READ MORE

Our 92nd Annual Fundraiser Celebration (PHOTOS)

East Midwood celebrated its 92nd anniversary at Sunday night’s Dinner Dance, with an elegant tribute to six talented and devoted members (Harvey & Susan Lubowitz, Joseph & Emily Pariente, and Murray Lantner & Moran Ben-Shaul Lantner). In addition to the delicious food from Colbeh Caterers, there were eloquent speeches and … READ MORE

Flash Back to the Sacred Sites Open House Tour (PHOTOS)

On Sunday, May 22 East Midwood Jewish Center participated in The New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Open House tour. Visitors came from as far as Manhattan to see the stained glass and decorations of our beautiful sanctuary and learn the history of the building. Co-president and historian Toby Sanchez gave … READ MORE