Category: Current Events

Spotlight on Adolescent Girls’ Mental Health

What: Suicide is the leading cause of death among teenage girls worldwide. Join the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) for a discussion with experts Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, President and CEO of Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the New York Academy of Medicine, and Joanne L. Harpel, President… Read more »

Augmented Reality and Jewish Art

What: Artists Cynthia Beth Rubin and Yona Verwer will hold an informal reception for their exhibit: “ARt, ARchitecture & AR: Augmented Reality & Jewish Art.” The series, “History, Heritage, and the Lower East Side” incorporates digital technology. Your smart phone can cause videos embedded in the pieces to begin playing. The exhibit layers history using paint,… Read more »

Author Michelle Brafman at D.C.’s Politics and Prose

What: Award-winning Lilith author Michelle Brafman will do a reading of her newly released book, Bertrand Court. This novel tells the stories of 17 interconnected characters, ranging from politicos to filmmakers, all linked to a suburban cul-de-sac in Washington, DC. After the reading, she will also sign copies. Where:   Politics and Prose Bookstore. 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington,… Read more »

March with the Jewish Labor Committee

What: March with the Jewish Labor Committee for New York City’s 2016 Labor Day Parade to “show your support for workers’ rights and the continued link between the Jewish community and the labor movement!” RSVP at or 212-477-1380. Where: The group will be meeting at the corner of 44th Street, just east of 5th Avenue and will… Read more »

“Siona Benjamin: Beyond Borders” Art Exhibition Opens in Albany

What: The opening reception a new exhibit for Siona Benjamin’s multimedia art. Originally from Mumbai, now living in the US, Benjamin holds MFA degrees in both painting and theater set design. Her multimedia work reflects her background as a Jewish Indian woman raised in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India and educated in Catholic and Zoroastrian… Read more »

Painting with Jewish Numbers

What:  “Numbers are integral to Jewish rituals, belief, significant historical dates, and daily life. Numbers and numerology have been at the core of Biblical understanding since the Bible was codified and possibly before. Inescapable, numbers are the global language of humanity. More than fifty contemporary artists illuminate the meaning of numbers and their symbolism through a… Read more »

Folk Music and Jewish Identity in NYC

What: Sharon Goldman performs a full band show to release her new album KOL ISHA (A Woman’s Voice). Goldman’s sound is melodic, deriving from the tradition of Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan.  The album explores Goldman’s Orthodox Jewish childhood and her now-secular adulthood. Song titles include “Pillar of Salt,” “Song of Songs,” “The Sabbath Queen,” and “Lilith.” (We’re… Read more »