Seventh graders at St. Saviour Catholic Academy in Park Slope recently donated a “Tree of Life” to a nearby synagogue – in a heartwarming display of solidarity with the local Jewish community.
Jews worldwide will remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. In a direct German translation, it means “Crystal Night,” but it is more commonly thought of as “Night of Broken Glass,” as Nazis and their sympathizers rampaged through Nazi Germany — which by this time had absorbed Austria and the Sudetenland — the night of Nov. 9-10, 1938.
Minutes before actress Ilana Glazer was scheduled to start a political
event at the Union Temple synagogue in Brooklyn, a custodian discovered anti-Semitic graffiti on the stairwells of the second and fifth floor of the building.