by Amy Stone

Debby Hirshman: The Woman Behind America’s Biggest JCC

The striking new glass, steel and Jerusalem-stone building at 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side houses state-of-the-art sports facilities as well as a beit midrash (traditional house of study). Also a kosher dairy cafe, computerized listings of Jewish resources throughout the city, and a Judaica shop run in cooperation with the Jewish Museum. And for those who incorporate Zen into their Judaism, there is a meditation area.

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