Hinda Amchanitzky was a Lower East Side celebrity. She authored the country’s first Yiddish cookbook featuring Jewish classics and recipes she picked up on her travels.
The Eldridge Street Synagogue held a reenactment of its founding 125 years ago. There was klezmer music, Yiddish acting and a celebration of its role in Jewish life.
The sons of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg made a rare joint public appearance for a screening and discussion of ‘Daniel’ a movie inspired by their parents’ infamous trial.
You get to be ‘mayor’ of a place on web site foursquare.com by checking in there regularly. We found some surprising mayors of famed spots associated with Jews.