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Rabbi Karp Retires After 32 Years

August 10, 2017 by Henry Karp (Register to contact)

As of July 1, 2017, Rabbi Henry Jay Karp retired from the pulpit of Temple Emanuel of Davenport, Iowa. He served that congregation for 32 years. He was very active in the Quad Cities community, working on many social justice issues. He was one of the founders of In From the Cold, which raises funds in support of homeless programs. He was the founder of Coats for Kids, which collects and distributes new and gently used coats to needy school children. He also was the founder of One Human Family QCA, which seeks to combat bigotry in the community. He was born in the Bronx, New York, and attended Christopher Columbus High School, Herbert H. Lehman College, and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Another Birthday.88

April 18, 2017 by Allen Danzig (Register to contact)

88 and gong strong. Doing volunteer work at Kaiser Hospital and the Orange Police Dept and lecturing on air pollution control. THe early education at CCHS and the mentoring of William Woolfson and Gypsy Rakow has helped in my adult life.I swim and exercise 6 days a week and hope to make it to 199 if all goes well. Class:1947

ISO an old friend/classmate

July 11, 2016 by Joseph Mancebo (Register to contact)


For years, I've wondered what ever happened to an old friend that I knew. His name is Michael Lynch.....if anyone knows about him, please reach out to me. Thank you!

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This week in LGBTQ history: Celebrating and honoring Christine Jorgensen

May 27, 2016 by People's World

People's WorldChristine Jorgensen was born 90 years ago, on May 30, 1926. An American trans woman, she was the first person to become widely known for having sex reassignment surgery. Upon graduation from the Bronx's Christopher Columbus High School in 1945, she was ...

Johnny Monell Proud Of His Teammates

November 2, 2015 by NY Sports Day

NY Sports DaySunday evening Johnny Monell watched his New York Mets teammates lose Game 5 of the World Series at his home in Southern New Jersey. The Bronx native who played high school baseball at Christopher Columbus HIgh School off Astor Avenue and sandlot games ...

Christopher Columbus High School bids adieu

July 13, 2014 by Bronx Times

Bronx TimesFarewell, Columbus! Principal Lisa Maffei-Fuentes with the yearbook from 1977, the year she graduated from Pelham Parkway's Christopher Columbus High School. Alumni and students flocked to Villa Barone Manor on Friday, June 27 for one final hurrah as ...

As Columbus closes, its last class celebrates a bittersweet graduation

July 2, 2014 by Chalkbeat New York

In many ways, the recent past of Christopher Columbus High School, in particular, maps the history of reforms under the Bloomberg administration's effort to shake-up the city's high school landscape and jolt graduation rates upward. Starting in 2003 ...

Aliza Balog, Scott Goodside

April 5, 2014 by New York Times

New York TimesShe graduated from Cornell and received a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Sharon R. L. Balog and Gilbert E. Balog of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. The bride's father is an architect and a senior vice president of the ...

Students Phone-less After Storage Truck Robbed

June 13, 2012 by NBC New York

NBC New YorkThe NYPD is on the hunt for armed robbers who targeted a truck in the Bronx that stores cell phones for high school students while they're in class. Dozens of devices were swiped at gunpoint Tuesday from the Safe Mobile Storage truck parked on Astor ...

Judge Blocks Closing of 19 New York City Schools

March 26, 2010 by New York Times

New York TimesThe ruling, a setback to one of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's signature education policies, means the city will have to start over in making its case to close the schools, this time, the judge wrote, with “meaningful community involvement.” Unless the ...

Inside Columbus High School

January 29, 2010 by The Indypendent

The IndypendentBrittany Rosado, who attends Christopher Columbus High School in the Northeast Bronx, used to belong to a gang and skip class regularly. Now, after being accepted into Columbus' Renaissance program, Rosado is on track to graduate. “When my mother ...

Large High Schools in the City Are Taking Hard Falls

January 25, 2010 by New York Times

New York TimesThe boos cascaded over the auditorium as a city education official read out the case against Christopher Columbus High School, one of the last remaining large high schools in the Bronx . Columbus has had a “long history of sustained academic failure ...

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