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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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Kenneth Bialkin, Lawyer and Jewish Leader, Dies at 89  The New York Times

Kenneth J. Bialkin, who as an eminent corporate lawyer played an important role in the merger that created the world's largest financial services company, and ...

Beloved Bronx high school named for Christopher Columbus sets sail  New York Daily News

It was where David Berkowitz once roamed before he became infamous as the “Son of Sam," and where Councilman James Vacca learned to love public ...

Letter found by janitor threated to shoot up school  Bronx Times

The Columbus High School Campus was put on alert last week when a threatening letter was found in one of the campus high schools.

As Columbus closes, its last class celebrates a bittersweet graduation  Chalkbeat New York

As they waited for their graduation ceremony to begin, the seniors of Christopher Columbus High School looked like any other graduating class: they clicked ...

In New York High Schools, the Sound of Music Is Muted  The New York Times

The city broke up big failing schools to improve academics, but at the small schools that replaced them, fielding a robust music program is a challenge.

Big New York High Schools Fall Hard but Are Not Going Quietly  New York Times

Hearings have exposed anger over the Bloomberg administration's decision to close many big schools, but officials say smaller schools tend to perform better.

Meet 'Trailblazing Women' of the Bronx  amNewYork

You know Cardi B. You know AOC. But do you know the women of the Bronx who paved the way for them? “Every important movement or event that happened ...

Should All Schools Offer Music Programs?  New York Times

Does your school have music classes or programs? Have you ever been involved in one? If so, what was the experience like and what did you learn from it?

Partnership for Student Advocacy aims to help students at closing Christopher Columbus High School  New York Daily News

Their school may be nearing the end, but for the students still passing through the corridors and classrooms of Christopher Columbus High School, it's only the ...

Armed thugs hit students’ phone truck outside Bronx high school  New York Daily News

Almost two dozen students had their cell phones jacked Tuesday when armed robbers held up a pay-for-storage truck outside a Bronx high school, police said.

A Lifer Stung by 47 Losses  New York Times

Nobody taught me more about life, or basketball, than Roy Rubin, who died Aug. 5 at 87. As a rookie coach of perhaps the worst team to play in the N.B.A., ...

Public School Students Deprived of Music and Art  New York Times

Readers stress the importance of music and the arts in public schools.

Evelyn Berezin, 93, Dies; Built the First True Word Processor  New York Times

Evelyn Berezin, a computer pioneer who emancipated many a frazzled secretary from the shackles of the typewriter nearly a half-century ago by building and ...

Students Phone-less After Storage Truck Robbed  NBC New York

The 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.

Friends Hope Death Won’t Doom a Devotee of Bronx History to Oblivion  New York Times

Morgan Powell lived for Bronx history. But with no next of kin stepping forward after his mysterious death, those who knew him fear he could be consigned to a ...

Also chosen was Josephine Fanelli, St. Theresa School principal, as honorary grand marshal, and Joseph Lucchese, selected for the business award  Bronx Times

A labor leader who grew up in Morris Park has been selected as the grand marshal for the 2015 Columbus Parade, a boroughwide celebration of Italian ...

'My House' Showcases The Multi-Dimensional World Of New York City's Queer Ballroom Scene  Vibe

Throughout the years, New York City's queer underground ballroom scene has been highlighted in documentaries like 1991's classic Paris is Burning and ...

Staying Calm Among the Coyotes  New York Times

Lisa Perri Sommer and Dr. Joshua David Balog were married Saturday evening at the Pleasantdale Chateau, an events space in West Orange, N.J. Rabbi ...

Aliza Balog, Scott Goodside  New York Times

Aliza Jordana Balog and Scott Bradley Goodside were married Saturday evening at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y. Rabbi David E. Fass officiated.

IBO: One in five high schoolers has commute of at least 45 minutes  Chalkbeat New York

The average high schooler's commute in 2011-12 was 32 minutes, according to some new number-crunching from the Independent Budget Office. But more ...

Feds reach $1.7 million settlement with TestQuest over tutoring scam  New York Daily News

TestQuest, an educational services company will pay a seven-figure settlement for cheating the federal government out of millions of dollars by billing for phony ...

Choir Academy of Harlem Takes Advantage of Reprieve  New York Times

Last year, city education officials issued the Choir Academy of Harlem a death sentence. Unable to find its footing after a 2001 scandal that led to the demise of ...

Teachers' Union Sues to Stop School Closings  New York Times

The United Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in an effort to halt two tools the city's Education Department uses to change the school system: ...

Education Department panel votes to close 19 failing New York City schools  New York Daily News

Over the objections of thousands of protesters, the city Education Department's panel voted early Wednesday morning to close 19 city failing schools.

106 city schools in danger of closing due to poor performance  New York Daily News

Up to more schools in the city could be closed for poor performance after the state released a revamped target list of struggling schools.

3 vie for 2 seats on Rhinebeck school board | News |  The Daily Freeman

RHINEBECK, N.Y. >> Three first-time candidates are running for Board of Education seats in the May 16 election.

Jerome Lefkowitz, a Force in New York Labor Law, Dies at 86  New York Times

Jerome Lefkowitz, a labor lawyer and mediator who helped draft the Taylor Law, which grants New York public employees collective bargaining rights but ...

Army National Combine participants  247Sports

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 3.

Roy Rubin, Who Led Record-Losing 76ers, Dies at 87  New York Times

Mr. Rubin became the coach of the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers after a former assistant recommended him. He was fired after a 4-47 start, and the team finished ...

Riverdale Community Choir Musical Director Dr. Jonathan Dzik Retires His Baton After 15 Years  Jewish Link of Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut

After 15 years leading the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Community Choir, Dr. Jonathan Dzik laid down his baton after leading the final performance of the choir ...

Son of Sam | The Killer Speaks  CBS News

Forty years after his deadly 13-month shooting rampage in New York City, convicted serial killer David Berkowitz tells CBS News he's taking "a big step" talking ...

Bertrand M. Bell, Who Strove to Reduce Medical Trainees’ Grueling Shifts, Dies at 86  New York Times

Dr. Bertrand M. Bell, who was instrumental in reducing the grueling shifts worked by interns and residents being trained in American hospitals, died on Tuesday ...

Stanley Bard, Who Ran Chelsea Hotel as a Bohemian Sanctuary, Dies at 82  New York Times

Stanley Bard, a Robin Hood of innkeepers who nurtured talented writers and artists and tolerated assorted deadbeats as the manager and part-owner of the ...

People Care, and It's Starting to Show - Living In/Van Nest, the Bronx  New York Times

A middle-class enclave in the eastern Bronx is made up largely of turn-of-the-century houses; condominiums and co-ops are scarce.

How to Fill a Melting Pot  New York Times

New York has immigrants from 148 countries, at least by the city's count, and it seems a number of the more successful ones eventually make their way to ...

Christine Jorgensen's transformation from transgender G.I. to tabloid star  New York Daily News

From Denmark one day in June 1952 did there arrive at the Bronx home of Board of Education carpenter George Jorgensen and his wife, Florence, a letter from ...

State Theatre Presents Golden Oldies Spectacular  New Jersey Stage

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Golden Oldies Spectacular on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00pm. The concert features The ...

Double happiness: John Eacobacci celebrates 50th birthday and 30 years at Botanical Garden  New York Daily News

His zest for the job and his longevity in it illustrate just one of the ways John Eacobacci has made the most of life.

From BBQ to K2, a Slice of the City in 10 Bronx Parks  City Limits

Scooting and splashing through the cooling spray at Loreto Playground. Splashing in fountains. Praying. Watching children and grandchildren. Reading. Making ...

SIU Med confers degrees to minority students | Diversity  St. Louis American

Fifteen minority students were among the 78 physicians in the 39th graduating class at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine. The graduates ...

Herbert M. Kliebard - WISC - WISC-TV3

Madison / Evanston, IL - Herbert Martin Kliebard, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and ground-breaking scholar in curriculum planning, the history of ...

The Lacrosse Movement Conquers New York - WSJ  Wall Street Journal

Tradition dictates that New York is a baseball town. But the sport that's coming to define the modern city more than any other is lacrosse.

Johnny Monell Proud Of His Teammates  NY Sports Day

Sunday 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 ...

Exclusive: Judge's Wife: People Say He Should Have His Own TV Show  ABC News

Not since Judge Ito has a black robe so thoroughly failed to contain the colorful personality of the man beneath it. For more than a week, Florida circuit court ...

Explaining Cubs Players Weekend nicknames

What's in a nickname?Maybe it's just a morphing of your given name, like "J-Hey" for Jason Heyward. Maybe it is just an easily recognized rhyme, like Jacob ...

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