Media coverage of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue has included feature articles and highlights in the many local, national and international news outlets. Below is some select coverage that highlight the synagogue.
New York Times: Bernie Sanders’s Criticism of Israel
Apr 19, 2017
“Don’t attack Israel, and Israel will not attack you,” Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch wrote in a letter published in the New York Times.
The Times of Israel: This Passover, Let Us Step Into the Shoes of the Refugee
Apr 6, 2017
“This year in particular, in the aftermath of a deadly chemical attack in Syria, Passover offers a call to action to all Americans to defend human dignity and uphold our common humanity,” Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch wrote in the Times of Israel.
NY1 New Yorker of the Week: Norman Roth
Mar 18, 2017
NY1 Spectrum News features Norman Roth as “New Yorker of the Week.”
Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Not Just Prayers
Mar 10, 2017
“Judaism is a faith that believes in action, in making the world a better place through policy,” Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch said in an article that highlights the synagogue’s recent social action work.
YNET: Ambassador Nominee Apologizes, As Rabbis Call for Fair Hearing
Feb 15, 2017
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch responds to President Trump’s controversial pick to serve as US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.
The Forward: How I’m Turning Tu B’Shevat Into A Subversive Political Act
Feb 7, 2017
“Tu B’Shevat is not fun only anymore,” Rabbi Diana Fersko wrote in this column.“With the election of a climate-change-denier-in-chief, it’s a chance to assert our values and even our politics.”
The Times of Israel: Making America Great
Jan 26, 2017
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch reflects on the real meaning of national greatness.
City & State New York: Manhattan Borough 50
Oct 3, 2016
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch is praised as “the borough’s most influential voice” for Manhattan’s more than 300,000 Jews.
E-Jewish Philanthropy: Beyond One-Size-Fits-All: Better Jewish Education
Aug 26, 2016
“To be effective, Jewish education must diversify,” Rabbi Diana Fersko writes in this column. “We must offer selection, choice, adaptability, and as much customization as possible.”
Huffington Post: What Hillary and Bernie Taught Me About Passover
Apr 20, 2016
Rabbi Diana Fersko draws a parallel between the gender politics of the election season and women’s seders.