Fleischmanns

Congregation Bnai Israel's 90th anniversary celebrated

By Adele Siegel
An enthusiastic audience of over 200 people celebrated Congregation Bnai Israel’s 90th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 6. The essence of the event was expressed in the plaque presented by Mayor David Morell on behalf of the Village of Fleischmanns:
“Presented in recognition of Congregation Bnai Israel’s founders, present members and future generations for their rich cultural contribution to the Village of Fleischmanns. We join you in celebrating your 90th anniversary as a respected asset to Fleischmanns and the Catskill community. As a historical site, the Bnai Israel synagogue is a treasured component of our national, state and local heritage.”


"The Case for Israel" plays in Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns — Congregation Bnai Israel will show the documentary film,“The Case for Israel,” based on the book by Alan Dershowitz on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. The film presents background information on the state of Israel, and deals with its problems and offers interviews with Israeli leaders.


Congregation Bnai Israel to mark 90th anniversary

Fleischmanns — Congregation Bnai Israel of Fleischmanns will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 2 p. m. with a gala program of history, song and dance.
Tim Mulvaney, master of ceremonies, David Schneiderman and June Meinstein will offer a chronology of events in the life of Congregation Bnai Israel and of Fleischmanns.


"Natural Collections" show opening at Zoom Gallery

Fleischmanns — Art Etcetera’s Zoom Gallery at 1033 Main Street in Fleischmanns will present a new exhibit, “Natural Collections,” paintings, drawings and collage inspired by nature by artist Diane Adzema. The exhibit will hang from September 5 through October 4 with an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m.


Tennis players earn first Catskills Cup prizes

It was a beautiful weekend of tennis at the first-ever Catskills Cup on Saturday and Sunday, which replaced the long-running Fleischmanns Open.
In the Men’s A Flight, Ib Ilesanmi finished first, defeating Dave Pfister 6-4, 6-0 to claim the title. Ilesanmi took home $750 in prize money while Pfister claimed $250.


Chamber mixer at Art Et Cetera

Fleischmanns — The Central Catskills Chamber of Comber will hold a member’s mixer on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m. in Fleischmanns at Art Et Cetera and Zoom Gallery on Main Street across from the post office and supermarket.


Fleischmanns Tennis Tournament Sindy Becker fondly recalls 34 years at the helm as true "labor of love"

By Sindy Becker
Janus is the Roman god of doors and thresholds. Positioned in the present, his dual visage faces backward, to the past, as he gazes forward to the future. For the first time in more than three decades. I have not spent this week in a frenzy of activity, making preparations to orchestrate the Fleischmanns Tennis Tournament. Dubbed by Mark Birman “a labor of love,” the love ultimately required more labor than I, and my forever right-hand man Malcolm were physically able to sustain. The luxury of time without pressure allows me the opportunity to Janus-like reflect on what has occurred these past 34 years, and project as to what may be.


Part-time resident among those busted in FBI sting of Jersey officials

By Jay Braman Jr.
Mariano Vega, a part-time Fleischmanns resident who was involved in the Fleischmanns First movement, has been charged in a probe that netted 44 New Jersey officials and others on corruption and money laundering charges.
Vega, who is City Council President in Jersey City, New Jersey, is one of 44 people arrested in New Jersey and New York last Thursday in a broad-ranging corruption and international money laundering investigation that led to charges against two New Jersey Assemblymen and mayors of Hoboken, Secaucus and Ridgefield. The FBI and IRS investigation also ensnared rabbis from the Syrian Jewish communities in Deal and Brooklyn on money-laundering charges.


Klezmer tunes will be featured at Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns - The sounds of Klezmer music will be heard in the Skene Library in Fleischmanns on Sunday, August 2 at 2 p.m.
The Saints of Swing, led by bandleader David Winograd, is an extraordinary collection of musicians providing an ultimate experience in classic Klezmer music. Richard Chiger, who has been singing klezmer since he was a small child, brings a fresh, warm, vibrant and authentic interpretation to this kind of music.


Condemnation work dragging in Fleischmanns

By Jay Braman Jr.
A recent claim that the Village of Fleischmanns never paid for property it took through eminent domain is true, but not as bad as it sounds.
That’s according to Village Trustee Todd Pascarella, who responded to a statement made last week by Gabrielle Kirch, an Andes resident who once owned the property on the corner of Depot and Main streets in the village.


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