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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

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