A Visit from the Tsedek Traveling Youth Choir (VIDEO)

  This past Monday, we enjoyed an evening of music, the “Celebration of Israel” concert, brought to us by the Tsedek Traveling Youth Choir. The choir was made of ten teenagers who sang for us in Hebrew and English and danced very professionally. Proceeds from the event were given to … READ MORE

What’s New In the Locker Room

EMJC took advantage of a free National Grid Program, where their contractor, at no charge, installed low flow showerheads in the locker rooms and low flow faucet aerators were installed on compatible sinks in the school and synagogue buildings. (Note that our older faucets are not compatible with faucet aerators.) … READ MORE

Yo! We (W)rapped

The Third Annual East Midwood Jewish Center World Wide Wrap took place on Sunday morning, February 7, a prelude to Superbowl Sunday. Mens Clubs across 6 continents organized this event to encourage people to lay tefillin. We joined over 232 congregations, clubs, and gatherings participating in the Wrap, constituting over 10,000 … READ MORE

Sounds of EMJC History

East Midwood Jewish Center’s 91 years of history are visible in so many ways — such as our gorgeously ornamented building and families in the EMJC community for generations — but it’s rare to get to hear anything of that history. At our 90th anniversary celebration in December 2014, Cantor … READ MORE

Hanukkah Party Time!

Party time!!! Join the whole EMJC community on Sunday, Dec. 6, starting at 11 a.m. for a Hanukkah extravaganza, with latkes, the Maccabee egg drop challenge and music and dancing with Oran Etkin’s Timbaloo. $10/person, $30/family. We’ll see you among the lights. Highlights from 2014:

A week in the life….

Every room in our wonderful building was filled with people during the past weekend.  On Saturday morning the Dr. Fersko Room and then the bima were bursting with children from Shabbat Katan. What child doesn’t get drawn into the story of Noah’s ark, last week’s Torah reading? On Sunday morning, … READ MORE

Annual Neighborhood Walking Tour

The Interfaith Committee’s Annual Neighborhood Walking Tour took place in Harlem last Monday. Landmarks included the Apollo Theater, the Teresa Hotel, Adam Clayton Powell Plaza, the National Black Theater Mural, Bill Clinton’s office, and the Harriet Tubman Memorial. The tour was led by Lady Altovise, a charming and knowledgeable professional … READ MORE