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News & Features Men scope out a Gravesend synagogue.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHAXvCrjUXc Cops successfully tracked down the two men whose interest in an Ocean Parkway synagogue over the weekend sparked off a terrorism scare, and investigators determined them to be no threat at all. (Update at end of article) “The two individuals have been identified, and they have been interviewed by detectives from the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau,”…

News & Features Men scope out a Gravesend synagogue.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHAXvCrjUXc Police are looking to speak to two men described as “Middle Eastern-looking” who locals say were acting suspiciously near two Ocean Parkway synagogues and attempting to take photographs of at least one of them on Saturday. The men approached the front doors of Congregation Bet Yaakob on Ocean Parkway and Avenue R at approximately 4:15pm,…

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Sheepshead Bay’s Jewish institutions prove that there’s more than just one way to celebrate Purim. With disco and dining, kids and cooking, carnivals and comedy, there’s something for everybody this year. The Jewish holiday kicks off next Wednesday evening. Celebrating the story of Esther, who rose to become queen of Persia, and who foiled the…

Business camps
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These six summer camps teach Hebrew and Judaism.  They also have swimming, arts, and friend making opportunities! Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp Red Hook, yjsproutbrooklyn@youngjudaea.org or call 917-595-1500 ext. 221 This is a dual language summer camps. Counselors will be fluent in both Hebrew and English and instructional activities, including swimming, will take place in Hebrew. This is…

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This evening at sundown (4:13pm) will begin the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah — aka Chanukah, or חֲנֻכָּה — the joyous eight-day “Festival of Lights,” which recalls the miracle of the oil and ancient rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the revolt of the Maccabees. You can learn more about Hanukkah by going here or here. A reminder…

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The chief financial officer of Manhattan-based nonprofit Aish HaTorah, Jacob Fetman, of Midwood, was charged yesterday with embezzling more than $237,000 from the international Jewish outreach organization through another non-profit under his control. According to District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office, Fetman routed the organization’s donations through three separate Aish bank accounts that he controlled. From November 2010…

Arts & Culture
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Sheepshead Bites wishes all of our observant readers a L’shanah tova. Have a terrific Rosh Hashanah, and a happy, healthy new year. For those interested in learning more about Rosh Hashanah and Jewish traditions, you can check out this website. As a reminder, Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended today and tomorrow. All other regulations, including parking…

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The following is a press release from the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz: A large crowd of Brooklynites young and old, cheering and waving Israeli flags, united in Asser Levy Park in Brighton Beach [Wednesday] night for an emotional and music-filled concert/rally in support of Israel. The event was co-sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn), Zionist…

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The next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG) will be Wednesday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. inside Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street at Hampton Avenue. Members and attendees will discuss the anti-Semitic graffiti that was discovered earlier this month on several properties on Exeter Street. Guest speakers — Captain John Chell of the…

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