Posts Tagged ‘Jews’

Uptown Author Publishing Second Novel in Washington Heights-Based Series | DNAinfo

Uptown Author Publishing Second Novel in Washington Heights-Based Series | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — For Washington Heights-based author A.J. Sidransky, his neighborhood is his muse. “Washington Heights is what New York is supposed to be,” said Sidransky, a born-and-bred New Yorker. “It’s diverse. It’s working class. It’s more relaxed. It’s less pretentious.” It’s also the setting for “Forgiving Mariela Camacho,” Sidransky’s second novel in […]


04/15/15: Sosúa: Make a Better World Screening & Discussion @ Rutgers

04/15/15: Sosúa: Make a Better World Screening & Discussion @ Rutgers

Latino and Jewish teenage actors in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood take us on an extraordinary journey to explore the forgotten history of Jewish refugees from Hitler in the Dominican Republic. Sosúa: Make a Better World tells the story of the teenagers, who together with the legendary theater director, Liz Swados, put on a […]


3/29/15: DREAM UPTOWN – A multi-disciplinary arts series in Washington Heights

3/29/15: DREAM UPTOWN - A multi-disciplinary arts series in Washington Heights

This spring, the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights will be the host of a new multi-disciplinary arts series featuring low-cost and free events. Dream Uptown, a project of the Fort Tryon Jewish Center (FJTC), will present live arts events between March and June 2015, produced by neighborhood volunteers and powered through collaborations with local organizations. […]


SOSÚA: MAKE A BETTER WORLD To Premiere on Channel Thirteen

SOSÚA: MAKE A BETTER WORLD To Premiere on Channel Thirteen

Mark your calendars and program your DVRs: SOSÚA: MAKE A BETTER WORLD will have its broadcast premiere on WNET/Channel 13 in New York on December 28th at 2pm. For more info: http://sosuafilm.com


The Led Black Book Club ft A.J. Sidransky on Thursday, September 26th @ Word Up Books

The Led Black Book Club ft A.J. Sidransky on Thursday, September 26th @ Word Up Books

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The next installment of the Led Black Book Club will take place at Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Ave @ 165th) on Thursday, September 26th and will feature Forgiving Máximo Rothman by local author A.J. Sidransky. Forgiving Máximo Rothman is about history, religion, oppression and ultimately about fatherhood. The author, A J […]


Uptown Reads: Forgiving Maximó Rothman

Uptown Reads: Forgiving Maximó Rothman

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I think it is only fitting that I just started reading the gripping debut novel, Forgiving Maximó Rothman, from local writer, A J Sidransky, being that it is Father’s Day this Sunday, or as my dad like to say as “el día de los perros” (The Day of the Dogs) because fathers, […]


Dominican Strongman Was Rescuer and Murderer Both | Forward

Dominican Strongman Was Rescuer and Murderer Both | Forward

By Michael Kaminer Only in New York could a troupe of Jewish and Dominican kids team up with a Broadway legend on a musical production about a Latin dictator’s rescue of Jews during the Holocaust. But it’s a true story. And a new documentary called “Sosua: Make a Better World” chronicles the collaboration of 20 […]

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