Linda Sarsour

For Hester Street Collaborative, Uproar Over Linda Sarsour Honor

Posted May 8, 2018 at 5:04 am

The Hester Street Collaborative just announced its annual benefit gala. As part of the fundraiser fete next month, they’re honoring, among others, controversial Palestinian-American activist, Linda Sarsour. The local nonprofit group – dedicated to urban planning, design, and development “to ensure neighborhoods are shaped by the people who live in them” – is apparently making […]

Henry Street Settlement Responds to Linda Sarsour Controversy with Bialystoker Synagogue

Posted May 17, 2017 at 5:17 am

When the Henry Street Settlement invited Palestinean-American activist Linda Sarsour to participate in a panel discussion last night, the nearby Bialystoker Synagogue was not pleased. The schul – considered the largest Orthodox congregation on the Lower East Side, took issue with providing a platform to an active supporter of BDS against Israel, and sent a sharply-worded […]

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Lower East Side Rabbi Opposes Henry Street Settlement’s Invitation to BDS Activist Linda Sarsour

Posted May 15, 2017 at 5:05 am

A rift is forming in the Jewish enclave of Grand Street, pitting both sides of the socio-political spectrum against another. Two Lower East Side stalwarts (and neighbors). And it’s much ado over an invitation extended to Palestinian-American activist, and BDS supporter, Linda Sarsour. The Henry Street Settlement invited the anti-Israel activist to participate in a […]

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