In The News

  • Rabbi Joanna Samuels Speaks at the Capitol Building

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on July 27, 2018

    On Tuesday, I was honored to participate in a press conference at our nation’s Capitol.  It was called by Senators Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Bernie Sanders, as well as the Reverend Dr. William Barber III (founder of the Poor People’s Campaign) in order to highlight voices of faith leaders who are working for a […]

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  • We Stand With Immigrants, Refugees, and Children

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on June 20, 2018

    Over the last few weeks, numerous news reports have confirmed that U.S. government agents have been forcibly separating children from their immigrant parents at our borders, and sending the children to foster homes or detention centers while their parents are sent to jail. Often, these parents do not know their children’s whereabouts, or even if […]

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  • As the Book of Exodus recounts, the Israelite people were enslaved for generations by a cruel Pharaoh in Egypt. After years of torment, God heard the cries of the people and liberated them from slavery, enabling them to cross through the Sea of Reeds to freedom.  But the story, as told during the Passover Seder […]

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  • New York Magazine’s Golden Door Comic: Jane

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, New York Magazine | on November 7, 2017

    This month, dive into Jane’s journey as an immigrant from the Ukraine and her process of creating her community here in New York City. Ali Fitzgerald helps bring to life Jane’s story and a new story each month through “The Golden Door” series. These comics are featured in The Cut in New York Magazine each […]

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  • New York Magazine’s Golden Door Comic: Nour

    By Manny Cantor Center | In New York Magazine | on September 27, 2017

    New York Magazine’s “The Golden Door” series by artist Ali Fitzgerald tells the stories of members of New York City’s immigrant community interviewed right here at Manny Cantor Center. This month’s column in the series features Nour, a young Syrian immigrant. Read her incredible story here.

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  • New York Magazine’s Golden Door Comic: Gina

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, In The News, New York Magazine | on August 18, 2017

    New York Magazine’s “The Golden Door” series by artist Ali Fitzgerald tells the stories of members of New York City’s immigrant community interviewed right here at Manny Cantor Center. This month’s column in the series features Gina, a Weinberg member who immigrated to America at just 19 and learned English watching Sesame Street, working her way up to […]

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  • The latest installment of New York Magazine’s “The Golden Door” series by artist Ali Fitzgerald tells the stories of members of New York City’s immigrant community interviewed right here at Manny Cantor Center. This month’s column features Ilan & Naama, parents at our Educational Alliance Preschool who started “The Jewish Food Society.” Read their story here. And read last month’s “The Golden […]

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2017 CONTACT: Di Jayawickrema, Marketing & Communications Manager, Manny Cantor Center, di@mannycantor.org   Manny Cantor Center welcomes Howard Greenstein as its new Associate Director of Operations and Business Strategy New York, NY- Howard Greenstein has been named the new Associate Director of Operations and Business Strategy of Manny Cantor Center. […]

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  • Holiday Hours on Fourth of July

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on June 28, 2017

    Manny Cantor Fitness & all other Manny Cantor Center programs operate on the following Fourth of July holiday schedule: Tuesday | 7/4 MCC Fitness | 6AM-1PM All other MCC programs & building| 6AM-2PM *Note: On Monday | 7/3 | all programs operate on a regular schedule We wish you a safe and happy holiday!

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  • New York Magazine’s Golden Door Comic: Val

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, In The News, New York Magazine | on June 19, 2017

    Last month, New York Magazine introduced a new column, “The Golden Door,” by artist Ali Fitzgerald that tells the stories of members of New York City’s immigrant community interviewed right here at Manny Cantor Center. This month’s column features Val, who has been waiting to get U.S citizenship for 25 years. Read her story here. And […]

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  • Materials Center: Donate NYC Spotlight

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on June 1, 2017

    The Manny Cantor Center and Teaching Beyond The Square Materials Center was recently featured in donateNYC’s “Donation Spotlight.” In March, donateNYC was contacted by another government agency looking to dispose of almost 1000 outdated uniform shirts responsibly and without producing waste. The catch? Because the shirts were decommissioned uniforms, they could not be worn by […]

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  • Holiday Hours on Memorial Day

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on May 23, 2017

    Manny Cantor Fitness Center and Manny Cantor Center will be operating on the following schedule for Memorial Day weekend: Saturday 5/27 | 7AM – 7PM Sunday 5/28 | 7AM – 7PM Monday 5/29 | 6AM – 3PM  Have a safe and pleasant holiday!

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  • New York Magazine introduces new column “The Golden Door,” by artist Ali Fitzgerald that tells the stories of members of New York City’s immigrant community interviewed right here at Manny Cantor Center.  The first comic tells the story of Weinberg Center members Gene and Lolita. Read their story here.   

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  • Young Voices Through Art Imagines 2050

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, In The News, Meet MCC, Teens | on April 7, 2017

    Esmeralda, Noelani, and Wilkely are 11th grade members of our Edgies Teen Center and hope the future has some girl power in store. The three impassioned young ladies were part of a team of nine dedicated students who designed a beautiful art piece for the Young Voices Through Art: Our Visions of 2050 exhibition. The […]

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  • In-Site-Ful Journeys, a project of the Jewish Education project, connects colleagues in ongoing learning through site visits to area schools, virtual learning opportunities, and community field trips. They paid our Educational Alliance Preschool a visit on Monday, January 23, speaking with Jacqueline Marks, our Director and Louis Hamlyn-Harris our Associate Director about what makes the […]

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  • Dear Families, Whenever I can, I slip into a classroom to catch one of Mariano’s music sessions. My favorite part comes when the children are given instruments and noisemakers and encouraged to play along. What’s remarkable about this exercise is not the joyous cacophony, but the moments of synchrony—when the group falls into a rhythm, the mass of […]

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  • MCC Member Reflection: Home Away From Home

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on December 28, 2016

    A Home Away from Home: a member’s personal reflection on our Chaim Gross exhibition   Since September 2015, Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center has been my home away from home.  I started coming on a regular basis to drop off my son at pre-school, and then I found myself sticking around, to try out the […]

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  • EA Art School: Introducing Winter 2017 Workshops

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on December 12, 2016

    We are so pleased to introduce our brand new series of Winter 2017 Workshops, a perfect way to fill dreary cold winter evenings. Whether you are an accomplished artist or just starting out, these short workshops will help you try something new. In a busy city like New York, we often neglect taking the time […]

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  • Moving Stories: A Senior Led Walking Tour

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on November 22, 2016

    “One time I had a pocket book stolen in Pathmark. I got it back in the US mail, missing my ipod with a note that said ‘do not be a pain and complain too much.’” (From Moving Stories: The Pathmark) See the Lower East Side through the eyes of people for whom every mile holds […]

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  • We are thrilled to welcome visiting fellow, Yang Zhang to Manny Cantor Center. During her month-long stay organized by the State Department, Yang will be working with our Educational Alliance Head Start programs at Manny Cantor Center and Weinberg Senior Center to help us envision a three-generational model for learning. Manny Cantor Center is proud to […]

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  • Manny Cantor Center & Fitness Center Yom Kippur Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on October 7, 2016

    In honor of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, Manny Cantor Center and Manny Cantor Fitness Center will observe the following holiday hours: Tuesday| 10/11 | 6am – 6pm | Closes early for the start of the fast. Wednesday| 10/12 | Closed Thursday| 10/13 | Resume normal hours (6AM–10PM).  We wish you and your loved […]

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  • Manny Cantor Center & Fitness Center Rosh Hashanah Hours

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News | on September 29, 2016

    L’Shana Tova! In celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, Manny Cantor Center and Manny Cantor Fitness Center will observe the following holiday hours: Sunday | 10/2 | 7am – 6pm | Closes early for the start of the new year. Monday| 10/3 | Closed Tuesday | 10/4:  Closed Wednesday | 10/5 | Resume […]

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  • Holiday Hours on Labor Day

    By Manny Cantor Center | In In The News, Photo Of The Day | on September 2, 2016

    Manny Cantor Fitness Center will be operating on the following schedule for Labor Day weekend: Saturday 9/3 | 7AM – 7PM Sunday 9/4 | 7AM – 7PM Monday 9/5 | 8AM – 2PM All other programs will be closed. Have a safe and pleasant holiday.   

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  • About the Artist Born in Long Island New York, Faculty Art Show artist Jodie Niss has been an artist for as long as she can remember. Her early exposure to galleries and fine museums helped shape her constant love of art. As a child, she took classes at the Artist League and Rosen School of […]

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  • Reported in Sports Illustrated, NBA’s Chris Paul, Karl Anthony Towns surprise our teens at the Educational Alliance Boys & Girls Club Edgies Clubhouse at Manny Cantor Center last week. During the 2015–16 regular season, State Farm and the NBA partnered to create the NBA Cares State Farm Assist Tracker, which contributed $5 for each tracked assist […]

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  • Memorial Day Hours Change

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, In The News, Photo Of The Day | on May 27, 2016

    On Monday, 5/30 Manny Cantor Fitness Center will be open 7AM-2PM. All other programs will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. 

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  • Micaela (aka Mickey) has been a beloved member of our Educational Alliance Preschool Staff for two years, and we are so excited to have her step into our 2016 Summer Session Director position. Tell us a little bit about yourself for those who don’t know you. Well, I’m a nearly native New Yorker…I spent the first few […]

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