Our 93rd Annual Dinner Dance Celebration (Photos)

Our 93rd Annual Dinner Dance Celebration (Photos)

East Midwood recently celebrated its 93nd anniversary with a Dinner Dance. Please enjoy the beautiful photos featured below: EMJC’s 93rd Annual Dinner Dance Celebration by Slidely Photo Gallery

A Room Renamed, Remembering Melvin Roth 1919-2015

The children’s play room on the third floor, also known as the Herzl Room, has been renamed the Melvin Roth Room, in memory of the late Melvin Roth, a former member of the East Midwood Jewish Center. Melvin Roth was born on April 17, 1919 and died February 21, 2015. … READ MORE

Coming Together for An Interfaith Seder (PHOTOS)

On Sunday, March 26, EMJC hosted an Interfaith Seder conducted by EMJC’s Rabbi Matt Carl and Cantor Sam Levine, Our Lady of Refuge Church’s Father Michael Perry, Rabbi Heidi Hoover of Temple Beth Emeth, and Hakan Yesilova from the Turkish Cultural Center. Thanks to the 175+ people from EMJC, Our … READ MORE

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

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