A Loss And A Gain For Tribeca Jews
Tribeca Hebrew: Merging with the Jewish Community Project. Michael Datikash
by Sharon Udasin
In yet another sign of the toll the economic downturn has exacted on the Jewish community, the trendy Tribeca Hebrew school — which helped re-energize Jewish life downtown after Sept. 11 — has closed its doors and merged with its neighbor, the Jewish Community Project.
“It’s sort of a perfect storm,” said Tribeca Hebrew board chair, Karie Parker Davidson, who pointed to the financial crisis and real estate struggle as two motivating factors behind the decision. “We had a terrific strategic plan, but it was really hard to build momentum in this economic climate.” Continue reading…Share