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Educational Alliance Executive Becomes New Head of Manhattan JCC

Posted September 21, 2021 at 5:11 am

From the Lower East Side to the Upper West Side. Rabbi Joanna Samuels, the sitting executive director of the Manny Cantor Center at the Educational Alliance, is set to become the new chief executive director of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Her new gig begins early next year, marking a significant transition at one of […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-up Site Today at Educational Alliance

Posted March 16, 2021 at 5:09 am

The Educational Alliance today will operate as a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site. The Manny Cantor Center at 197 East Broadway will distribute doses to those who qualify, but predominantly to individuals over the age of 60. Hours run from 10:00am to 5:00pm, today only. This Lower East Side vaccine pop-up gives older adults in the […]

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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