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If you think that the Lower East Side reflected Jewish life in America, then you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that the 21st century version of Jewish life in America is more intense, more diverse, and even more lively in Brooklyn New York. In Brooklyn's approximately 140 square miles, we can find virtually any and all variations of Jewishness: the secular beside the ultra-orthodox, conservative beside modern orthodox, kosher sushi beside hot pastrami.
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Let's Begin with 5 Tastes of Brooklyn NY



Number 1

Conservative Synagogues



East Midwood Jewish Center
Childhood Synagogue Home of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg





Number 2

Falafel


Almost as prolific as bagel stores
Are the falafel shops



on Avenue M





Number 3

Volunteer Services



Hatzolah
Volunteer Ambulance Service






Number 4

Brooklyn's Holocaust Memorial


An outdoor memorial on the corner of West End Avenue and Emmons Avenue
Bordering Sheepshead Bay






Number 5

Loads of Delis


Here's Adelman's on Kings Highway






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Conservative Synagogues


  • East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Avenue
  • Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 405 81st Street
  • Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West
  • Kane Street Synagogue, 236 Kane Street
  • Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center, 327 East 5th Street
  • Madison Jewish Center, 2989 Nostrand Avenue
  • Temple Shalom of Flatbush, 2075 East 68th Street
  • Park Slope Jewish Center, 1320 8th Avenue





Falafel


  • Chadash Falafel, 1919 Avenue M
  • Falafel Stop, 1523 Avenue J
  • Kosher Hut, 709 Kings Highway
  • Pita Sababa, 540 Kings Highway




Volunteer Services


  • Hatzolah, Ocean Avenue
  • Bikur Cholim, 11th Avenue
  • Tomchei Shabbat, New Utrecht Avenue
  • Ohel, 16th Avenue
  • Project Ari, Coney Island Avenue




Loads of Delis


  • Adelmans, 1906 Kings Highway
  • Big Fleishig's, 5508 16th Avenue
  • Crown Deli, 4909 13th Avenue
  • Deli 52, 5120 13th Avenue
  • Essex on Coney, 1910 Avenue M
  • Esther's Grill and Deli, 463 Albany Avenue
  • Jay and Lloyd's Kosher Deli, 2718 Avenue U
  • Marmelstein Kosher Delicatessen, 351 Kingston Avenue
  • Mill Basin Kosher Deli, 5823 Avenue T




Brooklyn


by Michael A. Ross


Copyright Michael Alan Ross, 2009-2015. All Rights Reserved.

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I'm living in Babylonian Vilnius Brooklyn NY -
Filled with streimels, black hats, and kipot,
Filled with shuls, minyanim, and shiurim,
Filled with yeshivot, talmudim Torah, and kolellim,
In 40 square blocks of Boro Park,
In 40 square blocks of Williamsburg and Crown Heights,
In 40 square blocks of Midwood,
In 40 square blocks of Sheephead Bay,
In Mill Basin, in Marine Park, in Gravesend Neck.


Here, it seems, black profuses with colors
Of lev and metiv - the heart and goodness,
Of chochma, bina, and da-at - knowledge, analysis, commonsense,
Of mitzvot and kiddush haShem,
Of simcha and kaddish,
Of Shabbat and kashrut,
Of challah and yayin,
Of candles and shirim,
Of family and chaverim.


In kosher markets, bakeries, delis, dairies, and butcher shops,
Between shacharit and mincha-maarev,
Zitzsis hang from the pants tops of many men,
Sheitels and pleated skirts often stand
Next to stylish coiffured modern dressed women,
Next to them both stand prams filled with just born,
Clung to by six or eight additional small hands,
All await being served rotisserie chickens,
Or honey cakes, rugalach, corned beef, falafel, flanken.


While in the funeral parlors, at long tables, men curl over tehillim,
Slightly mouthing and shockling the prayers for a nifter.
And in the clothing stores, the retailers present kosher clothing,
Carefully scrutinized by potential buyers.
Bookstores include many of the Hebrew texts,
Siddurim, humashim, midrashim,
As well as samplers for yiladim,
Talesim and tephilim,
And shalom simsum.


Each week here as Shabbat settles rush into quietude,
Metal gates close almost every storefront.
Candles are lit and blessed.
Challahs and Rashi appear on tables.
Mothers stand proud as husbands chant eshet chayil.
Lines form for ritual hand washing.
Guests and family sit, bless bread, and eat dinner,
A melamed shares words of Torah before dessert,
Until everyone feels the warmth of birkat hamazon.


In Brooklyn, the Jewish calendar lives daily, weekly, and yearly.
Nu, after Yom Kippur, shouldn't sukkot fill almost every back yard,
And lulov and estrog sell on every corner?
Nu, on Pesach, shouldn't families bring picnic baskets
To walk along and break matzot on Coney Island's boardwalk?
Nu, shouldn't Purim costuming be a spectacle,
With as much schnaps imbibed as hamantashen eaten?
Brooklyn says yes. Every day is for learning and celebrating.
Go feed the pushka with a little tzedakah. Thank G-d.


Copyright Michael Alan Ross, 2009-2015. All Rights Reserved.

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