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Happy New Year to Our Jewish Readers

Rabbi Aaron Raskin of Brooklyn Heights’ Congregation B’nai Avraham sounded the shofar yesterday at Brooklyn Bridge Park (see photo and text here) at a Tashlich ceremony to welcome the New Year.

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Congregation B’nai Avraham Awarded “Sacred Sites” Grant

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that Congregation B’nai Avraham, 117 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Henry), Brooklyn Heights’ only Orthodox synagogue, has been awarded a $10,000 “Sacred Sites” grant by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The funds will be used to assist in restoration of the facade of the 1850s vintage brownstone faced Italiante style […]

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Brooklyn Heights Rabbi Quoted In NY Times Report On Whiskey And The Jewish Market

The New York Times reports today about one of quality whiskey’s biggest fan bases – observant Jews. Quoted in the piece is Rabbi Aaron Raskin of Congregation B’nai Avraham on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights.

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Israeli Media Network Claims Ricky’s Protests Boost Sales

According to a West Bank-based Israeli media network, protests against Ricky’s sale of West Bank-made products have been a boon for the store and for Ahava, the manufacturer. IsraelNationalNews.com: A Brooklyn-based group trying to convince locals to boycott Israeli-made Dead Sea skin care products has managed to promote the region and boost the company’s business […]

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Guest Blog: Rabbi Simcha and Rabbi Raskin

We asked Rabbi Simcha Weinstein and Rabbi Aaron Raskin to write a little something in celebration of Rosh Hashanah , the year 5771 and Yom Kippur: In tumultuous times of social and economic upheaval, one must reflect with great poignancy on the big questions posed by the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. […]

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Brooklyn Heights Rabbi Talks Creation

Congregation B’nai Avraham’s Rabbi Simcha Weinstein writes this week in his Broken Halo column about Darwin’s theory of Evolution,  “controversy” about Brooklyn Heights’ native Jennifer Connelly’s new movie Creation and how scientists aren’t bad people at all.

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New Torah is Celebrated and Rabbi Simcha Talks Schtick Shift at Brooklyn Book Fest

Schtick Shift author Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, moderator Laura Sinagra and authors Ethan Gilsdorf (Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks), Brian Raftery (Don’t Stop Believin’) and Eddie Sarfaty (Mental) discuss “obsessive fun” at today’s Brooklyn Book Festival. Right before Rabbi Simcha’s appearance, members of his Congregation B’nai Avraham ushered in their new Torah (aka the longest selling […]

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NY Daily News on the B’nai Avraham Thief

Over the last few years, Congregation B’nai Avarham on Remsen Street has been the victim of several break-ins all  reportedly committed by the same person.  Today the NY Daily News covers the story: NY Daily News:  “I feel you have to separate the person from the act,” said Rabbi Aaron Raskin. “If he’s a thief, […]

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Brooklyn Heights Rabbi Simcha: Is Bruno Good for the Jews?

Congregation B’nai Avraham’s Rabbi Simcha Weinstein discusses Jewish comedy in his new book Schtick Shift.  Today on the spiritual website Busted Halo he explores whether or not Sascha Baron Cohen’s latest flick  Bruno (which was #1 in this weekend’s box office),  with a litany of Holocaust humor, is good for the Jews:

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Rabbi Raskin recognized as a rising star

Rabbi Aaron (Ari) Raskin from Congregation B’Nai Avraham on Remsen Street was just named to the top 10 Global Rising Star rabbis in a new survey published by rabbis within the Chabad-Luvabitch movement. Per the announcement: #4 Ari Raskin, Brooklyn, New York Raskin founded Chabad of Brooklyn Heights and became the head of B’nai Avraham […]

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