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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Brooklyn Jewish Historical Night

Students with Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn borough president
 A group of students and I had the privilege of attending the Brooklyn Jewish Historical Night at borough hall. We heard several interesting speakers such as Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn borough president, and Ron Shweiger, the Brooklyn historian. They spoke about how unique the Jewish community in Brooklyn is and that it is the largest Jewish community out if Israel. There were various types of Jews attending, representing the diversity of our community. Everybody there had an interesting story to tell. We interviewed many people telling their stories in video. The program was covered by the news as well. At the end, we met the borough president and other important figures and had a delicious kosher dinner.   ~Isaac Dayan 

I had an absolutely amazing experience at the Jewish heritage event, I heard stories from a ton of older Jews that were born and raised in Brooklyn. They told me how different it was back then and how happy they are to see the population going up, this made me very proud to be a Brooklyn Jew. ­­­­This event really inspired me to better connect with my Jewish heritage, plus it was amazing meeting Borough president Marty Markowitz. Thank you Mrs. Hanon & Pathfinders for putting together this opportunity for all of us who participated.   ~Tomer Kornfeld