Tovushi, a Kavkazi Jewish Youth Center, has moved into 2309 Avenue Z, former site of the remarkably short-lived Butcher Boy Meats. Butcher Boy closed in October after just a few months in business.
Kavkazi Jews form one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world, having settled in the Caucasus Mountain region after being exiled from Babylonia 2,500 years ago. That area today is known as southern Russia and Azerbaijan.
We’re not sure if the center is open yet. It didn’t look like it when we stopped by last week, and when we called today there was no answer. If you know any more about this center, please fill us in in the comments section!
Members of the Russian-Jewish youth movement EZRA USA @ Brooklyn will be hosting their annual commemoration of Yom Ha’Shoah — Holocaust Memorial Day — in remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
The ceremony, May 1 at 3 p.m. inside the Sea Breeze Jewish Center (311 Sea Breeze Avenue), will feature a talk by a Holocaust survivor, a recitation of poems and selected readings, and a candle-lighting.
For more, call (718) 368-9200 or (718) 701-1527, or click here.
Last year's Kibbutz petting zoo - Courtesy of Kings Bay Y
And on the seventh day, the G-man ended his work which he had made; and he rested. Because the day after that, it was time to par-tay. Challaaah!
That’s how we did it back in Hebrew school. Judaica O.G., yo.
Anyway, enough of that silliness. The Kings Bay YM-YWHA is throwing their annual Israel Celebration this Sunday, June 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The group is inviting everyone from the community to eat, dance, rejoice and boogie down for free.
They’re featuring Israeli music and dance, children’s rides, arts and crafts tables, an “Israeli marketplace,” a kibbutz petting zoo, and more.
The celebration is going on in front of their building at 3495 Nostrand Avenue, and the entire Avenue will be closed between Avenue U and Avenue V. Elected officials and community leaders are scheduled to attend the event.
And then after the party, we shall look back at all that we’ve done, and we shall see that it was good. Real good.
View the Kings Bay Y’s flier.