Orthodox Jewish Ping Pong Star Wins Double Gold in Jr Olympics

With the 2016 Rio Olympics underway, the best athletes in the world are competing for medals in their respective sports. So too at home, Junior Olympics championships are taking place. Orthodox Jewish All Star, Estee Ackerman, won two Gold Medals in Table Tennis at the AAU Junior Olympics, held a few days ago in Houston, […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 2/8

Long Island Girl Hoping To Take Ping Pong Talents To Olympics – 2014 All Star, 14-year-old Estee Ackerman is competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic ping pong team in North Carolina this week Trashed Engagement Ring Found After Frantic Hunt – After losing an expensive engagement band in a trash bag, the dump returned the garbage to the […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 8/31

The Time an 11-Year-Old Took Down Nadal – One of our 2014 All Stars, Estee Ackerman, is highlighted in this NY Times article about how she beat Rafael Nadal – the professional tennis player ranked #8 in the world – at table tennis Jacob Bekenstein, Physicist Who Revolutionized Theory of Black Holes, Dies at 68 – The […]

Orthodox Jews In The News: Weekly Round Up 8/10

Jews in The Police: ‘If We Live Here, We Should Play a Part in Protecting Britain’ – Moshe Rothstein, the only religious Jew in the division, has been shortlisted for the Lord Ferrers Award, which will recognise outstanding special constables and police support volunteers From Theater to TV: Former Child Star Now WSVN reporter Rosh Lowe – […]

At U.S. Ping-Pong Open, Orthodox Estee Ackerman Ranks 6th

Keeping up with 13 year old Estee Ackerman takes work. After being named one of our Orthodox Jewish All Stars last year (here) she has only gained momentum. Estee is now ranked 6th for Cadet girls (15 years and under) for table tennis in the United States. She got this ranking after competing in the […]

3rd Annual Orthodox Jewish All Stars Party Re-Cap

pictures by Rachel Renov Photography Listen to “Jew in the City Speaks” above or here. After months of round the clock planning with my friend Chanie Waxler of Buds Events Design (event planner and florist extraordinaire) and chairwomen Rena Kutner and Shoshie Manela, we had an incredible party last Tuesday night at the Museum of […]

“Kosher App & Orthodox Ping Pong Star,” JITC Speaks Ep.3

Listen to the full radio interview above or here. Misha Beshkin is the creator of the popular application “Isitkosher?” aimed at helping the confounded consumer when they’re in a kosher quandary at the supermarket. The application, available on the Android or iPhone, can scan over fifty databases in over thirty-five countries to verify the validity of […]

Announcing Jew in the City’s 2014 Orthodox Jewish All Stars!!

Forbes-ranked hedge fund manager and philanthropist Henry Swieca, BCBGeneration Creative Director Joyce Azria, and Columbia Law School Dean Emeritus David Schizer are among ten individuals who have been named 2014 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism through digital media. In addition to Swieca, Azria and […]

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