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Events

I want you to be part of the network of events and happenings that I am participating in, so I will be listing upcoming events from time-to-time with the expectation that many will interest you, and you will want to attend them, and to let others know of them.  So, if you want to be part of this network of New York and beyond, and assist us in expanding the word of these events, forward the link to this page to friends and colleagues.  Clearly I am excited about these events in particular, and I am involved directly in each one.

Upcoming Events of Interest

2016

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Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative (BJHI)
Invites you to attend the

Second Annual BJHI

Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame Celebration

Class of 2016 Inductees

Simon Bergson  |  Neshama Carlebach

Nicole Dweck  |  Jake Ehrenreich

Raoul Felder  |  Lloyd Handwerker

Lainie Kazan  |  Jack Laub

Bruce Ratner  |  Alice Fisher Rubin

*Note: All Honorees have confirmed attendance

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm prompt

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Free Reception Light Refreshments Served

Click here to RSVP

Questions: info@brooklynjewish.org or call 917.439.5126


BJHI Sponsor Levels

$500 – Silver
$1,000 Gold
$2,500 Diamond
$5,000 – Platinum

Click here to be a Sponsor

or email info@brooklynjewish.org. Checks can be mailed to

3603 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative (BJHI, Inc) is a 501c3 organization incorporated in New York State and located at 3603 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, NY 11234

Past Events of Interest

2016

MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

WWI War Memorial, Zion Park, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Wednesday, May 25, 2016                     11:00-11:40 AM

Presented  by

Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative

The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce; Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club; Pitkin Avenue BID; Dignity Memorial Chapel; Kings County Jewish War Veterans; Fire Department of the City of New York ; Brownsville Ascend Charter School; Redhawk Native American Arts Council


Concept of Event, and Purpose

Brownsville, Brooklyn is a neighborhood that was predominantly Jewish when this WWI Memorial was erected in Zion Park in 1925.   Today, Brownsville is predominantly African- American and Latino.  This ceremony represents the unity in transition of neighborhoods over time, as all those communities of diverse backgrounds, ethnicity and religions will be coming together to honor our uniformed servicemen who were lost in service, and those who have served our country and returned and remain with us, predominantly Jewish then, and now predominantly Latino and African-American.

Zion Triangle Monument Inscription

“TO COMMEMORATE THOSE WHO AT THE CALL OF THEIR COUNTRY, LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR, ENDURED HARDSHIP, FACED DANGER, AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF SIGHT  OF MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SACRIFICE GIVING UP  THEIR LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM.  LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

BY THE CITIZENS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE AND SOLDIERS’ AND SAILORS’ MEMORIAL COMMITTEES OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS AND JEWISH VETERANS OF THE WARS OF THE REPUBLIC. COMPRISING LOCAL BOARDS 82 TO 88″

BxJHI Hall of Fame 2016

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The Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame was established by the Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative in 2015.  It is intended to honor Jewish individuals from the Bronx  in recognition of their Bronx heritage and their lifetime achievement, epitomizing what makes our community great.

 

 

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The Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative
presents a screening of

OVERTURE TO GLORY
(Der Vilner Balebesl)

followed by a Q&A with  Moishe Oysher’s niece
actress/singer/impressionist Marilyn Michaels

Join us for the inaugural event of “Welcome Back Yiddish”,
a new endeavor of the Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative (BxJHI)

Co-sponsored by and screening at

    

Where:
CSAIR – 475 W. 250th Street
(at the Henry Hudson Parkway) in Riverdale
When:
Sunday, March 20th at 2:00 PM

The film, in Yiddish with English subtitles, will be followed by
a Q & A with the star’s niece, actress Marilyn Michaels

Moishe Oysher is the “Vilner Balabesl,” the cantor who leaves his position as the beloved Vilna Cantor in order to seek fame and fortune as an opera star in Warsaw. He feels uncomfortable in his new environment and yearns to return home to his wife, child and community.

USA, 1940, 77 minutes – B&W, Yiddish w/English subtitles  – Dir. by Max Nosseck

This Yiddish treasure premiered
in 1940 at the
Ascot Theater in the Bronx

“…one of the major events of the Jewish cinema… Moishe Oysher’s voice is truly magnificent….” -The New York Post

“The entire film is done with exquisite restraint… Moishe Oysher’s acting and singing are excellent… the music is magnificent, the finest that Alexander Olshanetsky has ever written… truly an artistic and beautiful triumph of the Yiddish cinema….” -William Edline, The Day (Der Tag)

” A milestone in the course of Yiddish filmmaking.”
-Robert W. Dana, The New York Herald Tribune

Suggested donation: $5

For more information, click here
or send an email to BxJHI at thebronxjewish@gmail.com

New Democratic Dimensions,The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, National Women’s Political Caucus NYC Chapter, and Common Cause/ New York

Invite you to attend a discussion and networking reception

Ethics in Government:
Where Do We Go From Here!

A Conversation with

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

and a

Panel Discussion with

Councilmember Daniel Garodnick, Assemblymember Deborah Glick,

and Former Councilmember Robert Jackson

Thursday, February 11, 2016

5:15 – 7:30 PM

The General Society Library

20 West 44th Street (betw 5th & 6th Aves)

Admission: $40 guests $25 members

VIP Sponsor: $100 (front seats and recognition)

RSVP & Prepay@ www.chamber.nyc  (Food, Drink & Dessert Included)

For more information e mail helana@chamber.nyc

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This is an opportunity to meet, hear and have conversation with leading elected officials on important issues of our day. Network with other business and professional New Yorkers. Bring your friends, colleagues, associates.

Order of the Evening:        5:15 pm  Joint Networking Reception 6:15 pm  Conversation with the Honorable NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli 6:45pm   Panel Discussion with NYS Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright,  NYC Councilmember Daniel Garodnick, and  Former NYC Councilmember Robert Jackson 7:15pm   Coffee & Dessert

2015

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BJHI Inducts First Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame

Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative (BJHI) will induct the
1st annual Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame with 12 inductees.

The Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame celebration will be held on
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 5:30 pm at
the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

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The Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative (BxJHI)
& Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

Invite you to the launch of

The Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative Website and

Celebration of Induction of the Inaugural Class of

The Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame

Hon. Robert Abrams    Blu Greenberg
Robert Klein   Cynthia Ozick  Daniel Reingold
Emcee: Mike Woods, Good Day NY, Fox 5

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse (at 165th Street)

TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015  5:30-7:00 PM

Admission Complimentary. RSVP Required:  TheBronxJewish@gmail.com
(Please leave name, e-mail, telephone and number of guests)

Sponsors (in formation):

Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health

Robert Abrams               Howard Teich

Sheldon Lobel

Sponsoring Levels:  $2,500, $1,000, $500

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2014

Association on American Indian Affairs

And Its Board of Directors and Council of Advisors

Invite you to attend its 

Annual Film and Video Showcase with AAIA Special Awards to

ERNIE STEVENS, JR. (Oneida)
Chair, National Indian Gaming Association 

MARTHA REDBONE (Cherokee/Choctaw)
Award-Winning Native Recording Star/ Activist

SHAUN TAYLOR-CORBETT (Blackfeet)
Celebrated Actor, currently in Jersey Boys


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014

6:00-7:15          Pre-Cocktail Reception

7:20-10:00         Film & Video, Music in Theatre

WALTER READE THEATRE AT Lincoln Center
65th & Broadway, NYC

Sponsorship Levels

Friend $150____ Ally $500____        Patron $1,000

Partner $2,500____ Co-Chair $5,000______

For reservation/payments, please go to: http://bit.ly/1qpwsp8
or http://indian-affairs.givezooks.com/events/aaia-s-93rd-annual-meeting-of-the- members
Further info, contact Lisa Wyzlic 240-314-7155,
or general.aaia@indian-affairs.org

AAIA Board of Directors:

Alfred R. Ketzler, Pres* Bradford R. Keeler, VP* Faith Roessel, Secty* Frank Ettawageshik, Treas* Elke Chenevey* DeeAnn DeRoin, MD* John Echohawk* Jerry Flute* Sarah Kastelik.  

AAIA Council of Advisors

Howard Teich, Chair* Nadema Agard* Gail Bruce* Kimberly Guerrero* John Haworth*  Dennis Hirschfelder* Peter Johnson* Alli Joseph* Hattie Kauffman*  Kerry Kennedy* Dr. Francesca Kress* Mary Kathryn Nagle*  Gloria Steinem* Curtis Zunigha

2013 AAIA Award Recipient:  Elizabeth Sackler
AAIA Exec Dir:  Jack Trope

 

Association on American Indian Affairs

And Its Board of Directors and Council of Advisors

Invite you to attend the Opening Night Performance of

Mary Kathryn Nagle’s Play

MANAHATTA

Thursday May 15, 2014
7:00 PM

At The Public Theatre
425 Lafayette Street, New York City

A wine and cheese reception will follow the play at which we will honor Lenape Tribal Leaders and Tribal Citizens

Sponsor
__ $50 (one ticket to the play, after show reception for one,
and annual membership to AAIA)
__ $100 (two tickets to the play, after show reception for two,
and two annual memberships to AAIA)

For reservation/payments, please go to http://bit.ly/1n8K4so

Seating is limited.

If tou would like to underwrite the reception at the $500 or $1,000 level in addition to the above, your contribution will be acknowledged at the after show reception.

Please contact Lisa Wyzlic directly.

For further information, or to RSVP directly, 

Please contact Lisa Wyzlic 240-314-7155, or general.aaia@indian-affairs.org 

 

 

New Democratic Dimensions

and its Board of Directors

Howard Teich, Thomas Acosta, Chairs,
Maxine McCrey Montano, VP, Leslie Trager, Treasurer.

Dara Adams, Pat Barrientos, Brenda Braxton, Una Clarke, Geoffrey Eaton, Wallace Ford, Anne Gartland, Eric Gioia, Peter Gleason, Robert Jackson, Kevin Kim, Yetta Kurland, Phil Lentz, Scott Levenson, Bob Liff, Sean Mackell, Thomas Mackell, Jr., Luke McGrath, Michael McMahon, Harriet Mouchly-Weiss, Igor Oberman, Brian O’Dwyer, Jenifer Rajkumar, Reshma Saujani, Gail Shaffer, LaDane Williamson

A networking breakfast forum with 

United States Senator Mark Udall (Democrat, CO)

NDD sponsors forums as a way for NDD members and friends to have intimate dialogues with leaders in government, the issues community,
and the business community.
We are proud to have United States Senator Mark Udall as our guest.

Friday morning, May 2, 2014

8:00 – 9:30 AM

8:00 Registration and Networking

8:30 Program Begins

Soldiers & Sailors Club
283 Lexington Avenue (between 36-37th Streets)

A light continental breakfast will be served

Admission:   NDD members and friends:  $20
Sponsors:  $100 (Recognition and Preferred Seating)

Further Information:  nddimensions@aol.com

2013

The Board of Directors and Council of Advisors of
the Association of American Indian Affairs

Invite you to attend

The 2013 AAIA Film & Video Showcase

Thursday, November 21, 2013
7:30-10:00 PM

Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center
165 West 65th Street, NYC

Two Contemporary Native American Short Films
Rising Voices and Injunuity Buried

Feature Film
The Cherokee Word for Water – Story of Chief Wilma Mankiller

With introductory remarks by feminist Gloria Steinem and film’s lead actor Kimberly Guerrero

Free to Public

Prior fundraising reception at 6:30 PM in the Frieda & Roy Furman Gallery at the Walter Reade Theater
Special Awards presentation to Elizabeth Sackler
Remarks on Indian Repatriation by Elizabeth Sackler and Frank Ettawageshik (Odawa)

For more information, and to make reservations, please contact:
Lisa Wizlyc   240-314-7155  –  www.indian-affairs.org

 

The NYC Department of Records and the
Manhattan Jewish Historical Initiative
invite you to attend the opening reception of

Celebrating 359 Years:
Historical Moments in the NYC Jewish Experience
An Exhibit from the Collections of the NYC Municipal Archives

Exhibit extended to December 31
mon-thurs 9am-4pm, fri 9am-1am
Surrogate’s Court Building
31 Chambers Street
New York, NY

 

Arts Horizons’ LeRoy Neiman Art Center – www.neimancenterevents.organ Evening Cocktail Reception

Art Splash:  Larger Than Life

With Award Presentations to

Muhammed  Ali • Hon. Inez Dickens • Walter Edwards • Londel Davis

The Leroy Neiman Arts Center (LNAC) was established in June, 2008 by a generous gift and ongoing support to Arts Horizons by LeRoy Neiman,  creating  a community-based arts center to serve young people and families in need in Harlem.  Art Splash:  Larger Than Life will help to continue, and increase the activities of LNAC, and we are particularly pleased to be presenting Awards to leading legends of Harlem who have served NYC, NYS  and beyond, and to be opening a month-long art exhibit of selected works of established and emerging artists of Harlem.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

6:00-9:00 PM

LeRoy Neiman Art Center

2785 Frederick Douglass Parkway (@ 148th St)

Cocktails, Tastings by Leading Harlem Restaurants, Art Exhibit, & Entertainment

Sponsorships at $250 -$5,000

Admission:  $100
(Limited # of $50 tickets available)

www.artshorizons.org/artsplash2013

For further Info or any questions, contact:  Marline Martin, LNAC Exec Dir.    212 862- 2787

2012

March

22 – New Democratic Dimensions Ambassador’s Club Series (invitation only)
Meeting with Ambassador Yonghyon Kim of the Republic of Korea, at the Consulate. Part of our ongoing Ambassador Series.
22 – Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative in partnership with Brooklyn Historical Society present “Jewish Women in Social Services”
7:00 PM at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn.
Joyce Antler of Brandeis University and Susan L. Mayer of Bronx Health Network in discussion. First in a Brooklyn Jewish Stories series.
Free with Museum admission. www.brooklynhistory.org

April

25 – Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative in partnership with Brooklyn Historical Society present “Knish History”
7:00 PM at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn.
Join journalist and food expert Laura Silver inexploring this wrapped potato pastry of Eastern European Jewish origin through legends, songs, and tastings.
$8 BHS members, $10 non-members. www.brooklynhistory.org

May

7 – All Stars Project National Gala,
6:00-9:30 PM, Black Tie, at David Koch Theatre at Lincoln center.
Annual major fundraiser to support the programming of the All Stars Project.
Minimum $1,250 per ticket. An extraordinary and worthy event. www.allstars.org
8 – New Democratic Dimensions Mayoral 2013 Series presents
A Discussion with Borough President Scott Stringer, candidate for Mayor
6:00-8:00 PM at Tammany Hall Restaurant lounge, 218 East 53rd Street, Manhattan.
$20, open bar. A real opportunity to network, and meet the candidates.
18 – LeRoy Neiman Art Center “Art Splash”
6:00-7:30 at the LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglas Parkway (at 147th Street).
A celebration with an extraordinary art exhibit (works for sale), music, food tastings from Harlem restaurants and honorees (to be named). A great evening.
Minimum $125.
31 – Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative in partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society
Launch Party for BJHI Website, with Borough President Marty Markowitz and City Councilman Michael Nelson. The first website for the history and culture of the Brooklyn Jewish community, (Details to follow).

2011

September 8. –  New Democratic Dimensions Board of Directors Meeting (by Invitation Only).
I founded this organization, and Co-Chair it.  Anyone wanting to be considered for Board appointment, please contact me
September 26 – Inaugural meeting of the Council of Advisors of the Leroy Neiman Art Center of Arts Horizons (by Invitation Only). 
I have agreed to co-chair this Council for a year.  Anyone wanting to be considered for Board appointment, please contact me.
January 18
6:00-7:30 PM at amer irish hist soc, 5th ave bet 80

Awards Ceremony to three member of Irish, Italian and Jewish communities, NYC Press legends, Juliet Papa of 1010 WINS Radio, Gabe Pressman of WNBC-TV, and Mary Murphy of WPIX-TV.
An organization I co-chair with Bryan O’Dwyer and Randy Mastro.  (Reservations required).