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NY boy has Bar Mitzvah in Polish town his grandfather once fled
There hadn't been a Jewish service in the Zamosc Synagogue since before the Holocaust, until earlier this month when a 13-year-old New York boy came to the city his grandfather fled in 1935 to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah - and honor the struggle of his family.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Gala to celebrate Kopernik Observatory's 40th anniversary
On Sept. 13, the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a gala fundraiser at Binghamton University's Mandela Room.
50 Polish Righteous Cited as 'Lights in Darkness'
U.S. Ambassador to Poland Stephen Mull called 50 Holocaust-era rescuers of Jews "a light in the darkness" at a Warsaw reception in their honor.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Chance Encounter By Catholic Auschwitz Survivor Inspires Opera Now Having New York Debut
A chance encounter in Paris in 1959 between a Polish Catholic survivor of Auschwitz with the woman she believed was her overseer is the basis of an opera having its New York debut at the Park Avenue Armory during this summer's Lincoln Center Festival.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Inside Out: Who will be the next Miss Polonia to rep Staten Island at the Pulaski Day Parade?
The Pulaski Day Parade Committee of Staten Island is in search of a young lady of Polish descent between the ages of 16 and 21 to represent Staten Island in the annual Pulaski Day Parade slated to step off on Manhattan's Queen of Avenues, Sunday, Oct. 5. The ultimate manifestation of Polish pride, the 77th edition of the parade will stride up Fifth ... (more)
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Holiday First Friday features gallery shows, live music
Here are the highlights: * Orazio Salati Gallery and Studio , hosts "Two Continents - Abstract Expressionism," an exhibit of new abstract oil paintings by Polish artist Roland Kozlowski, which continues through August.
Murder suspect extradited from Belize, charged in 2005 killing of Polish woman living on Staten Island
When the body of a 47-year-old Polish woman living in Tompkinsville was discovered in an alleyway behind a movie theater on Coney Island Avenue in 2005, it sent chills through the Polish community on Staten Island and left behind a mystery with few answers.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Jewish Wedding Symbolizes Revival in Poland City of Wroclaw
When Katka Reszke and Slawomir Grunberg tied the knot at the historic White Stork synagogue in this southwestern Polish city, they were determined that the occasion would be more than just a wedding.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Man goes under while tubing in the West Canada Creek
Emergency crews from several departments, including boat and air rescue, spent Friday night searching for a Town of Newport man in the West Canada Creek.
'Yiddishland' Brings Diverse Group Together for Language and Culture
Mikhl Baran grew up with Yiddish. Now 91, he says of Oshmiany, the town in Lithuania where he was born, "Even the stones spoke Yiddish in our little shtetl."
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Staten Island real estate mogul left no will; millions in limbo
When Roman Blum died two years ago at 97, the Holocaust survivor left no will. His divorced wife had died before him, and Blum had no children or close relatives.