Arts + Culture

A Month of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Mabel Hampton, dancer, singer, activist

| MON, JUN 29, 2020

Since 2015, I have had the joy of working at Project ORE, inside of the Sirovich Community Center. I am surrounded by incredible older people every single day who have…

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A Month of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Indya Moore, actor, model, activist

| MON, JUN 22, 2020

The word pride invokes a different feeling in every person who hears it. For me, I used to think about the feelings I felt while I was coming out of the closet.…

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A Month of our LGBTQ+ Heroes: Bayard Rustin, pacifist and activist

| MON, JUN 01, 2020

In my early twenties, I was eager to talk about “gay marriage” with whomever I could.  It was that trigger that activated pain in my soul whenever the topic came…

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How Mimouna Can Provide an Antidote to Social Distancing

| SAT, APR 18, 2020

Mimouna is the traditional North African Jewish celebration of eating chametz to mark the end of Passover. Ophir Tal, Israeli Emissary on behalf of The UJA Federation to The 14th…

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Finding New Ways to Connect

| THU, APR 16, 2020

During these challenging times, I have tried to find “happy moments” where I can find them. This has often taken the form of reading a book with my son or…

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Stories and Sonnets

| TUE, APR 14, 2020

The Greek origin of the word “poetry” literally means, “I create”.  The use of language to rise above semantics and ordinary prose has been a touchstone of human artistic expression…

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Passover Recipes for The Whole Family

| WED, APR 08, 2020

From Sambor, Ukraine where one line of my ancestors lived for 500 years, to the streets of New York City where they arrived at the turn of the century, to…

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Bringing A Golem To NYC

| WED, DEC 04, 2019

Bringing Golem to New York City: The Story of Our International LABA Show “A Golem from Buenos Aires” is a multidisciplinary family-friendly show inspired by a Jewish legend and incubated…

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What’s Your Story?

| THU, OCT 24, 2019

Storytelling is at the heart of who I am. It’s part of my job, my creative process as a dancer, the way I see the world, and the way I…

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Community & Care

| MON, OCT 21, 2019

When you think of raising a child, you might think of the importance of parents in a child’s life. However, we often forget the caregivers who make families’ lives run…

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