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Educational Alliance Addresses Ongoing Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community

Posted March 2, 2017 at 5:19 am

The recent surge in hate crimes across the country against the Jewish community seems to be spiraling out of control. Reportedly, in 2017 there have been over 100 bomb threats alone, targeting Jewish Community Centers nationwide. It’s only March. This paralyzing statistic has provoked many to action; no, not the White House. Here at home, the […]

Educational Alliance Advocates Inclusiveness with ‘We The People’ Mural Unveiling

Posted January 24, 2017 at 5:17 am

The “We The People mural” has officially been unveiled, and with it, a new initiative to stand behind the diversity of the Lower East Side. Stand behind its many inhabitants, some of whom having been targeted by a rise in hate crimes and speech following the 2016 presidential election. A brave new world. As such, the Educational […]

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Educational Alliance Targets Hate Speech and Crimes with New ‘We the People’ Mural

Posted January 20, 2017 at 5:18 am

As a means to combat the recent spike in hate speech and hate crimes, a new mural is coming to the Lower East Side, and with it, the launching of a new “for-the-people” initiative. The Educational Alliance has devised a “We the People” initiative, which intends to promote inclusiveness, and protect people from offensive words and actions, as […]

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Manny Cantor Center is Hosting Community-Police Relations Forum Tonight

Posted July 21, 2015 at 10:20 am

Tonight, representatives from all community walks of life will gather at the Manny Cantor Center to discuss the ongoing improvement of police-community relations. The structured brainstorming session is sponsored by borough president Gale Brewer and co-hosted with attorney Normal Siegel.  It will take the format of small groups, which will air out concerns, expectations, ideas, and proactive recommendations […]

Manny Cantor Center Hosting an Exhibit Surveying the ‘Working Artists on the Lower East Side’

Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:18 am

  With so many rapid real estate changes and drunken noise wars being fought on LES turf, it’s easy to back burner the cool things that are coming out of the neighborhood. This is one of them, and apropos of these times that are a-changin’. Ernest Rubenstein and Jewish Communal Galleries at the Manny Cantor Center is hosting […]

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Educational Alliance To Reopen Community Art School at Manny Cantor Center

Posted December 10, 2014 at 9:22 am

After a two-year gut job and extensive renovation of its landmark building, the Educational Alliance is reopening its community art school at the Manny Cantor Center. The organization has been a leader in social services and programs throughout downtown, and with this reopening it continues the school’s near-century-old legacy of offering art classes to the community. “Thousands of people pass through our doors […]

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When Robert F. Kennedy Campaigned on the Lower East Side

Last modified September 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

On May 8, 1964, presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy visited the Lower East Side as a pit-stop on his campaign trail.

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Educational Alliance Announces Manny Cantor Center on East Broadway

Posted September 14, 2012 at 6:28 am

Renovation activities began almost exactly one year ago to upgrade the flagship Educational Alliance facility at 197 East Broadway.

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Rally to Save the Educational Alliance Art School

Last modified August 11, 2012 at 11:16 am

Renovate, don’t devastate. That was the message sent to the leadership of the Educational Alliance last night at a testy meeting in the fifth floor Art School.

When the Author of Israeli Anthem Lived on the Lower East Side

Posted October 7, 2011 at 10:19 am

“Hatikvah” is the famous Hebrew poem from which Israel’s national anthem derives. The 125-year-old hymn has a very direct connection to turn-of-the-century Lower East Side. Its author lived and died here.