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Unveiled a NEW WELCOME SIGN, West End Avenue, Atlantic City-NJ ATLANTIC CITY-NEW JERSEY

Posted on August 27, 2018 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (6)

Unveiled a NEW WELCOME SIGN, West End Avenue, Atlantic City-NJ

Thanks to a group of residents, business people and Councilman Jesse Kurtz.. were present, the Mayor of Atlantic City-NJ Frank Gilliam, Councilman Jesse Kurtz, Elvis Cadavid of Vagabond and Cindy Owen who lives in Chelsea Hight. In the interview, Councilman Jesse thanks everyone. listen to the interview.

THREE EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Posted on August 24, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

MAXWELL LAUNCHES HIS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 AT 8 PM

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Atlantic City, NJ (July 23, 2018) – Today, Maxwell announces his “NIGHT” tour, a 50-date trek to many of North America’s top theatres, including a stop at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena on Saturday, September 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on-sale this Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m.

The multi-GRAMMY-winning soul singer will debut new material during these intimate shows alongside his many critically acclaimed hits. Last month, Maxwell debuted “We Never Saw It Coming,” his reflective new song and his first piece of new music since 2016.

The song’s music video, ‘The Glass House,’ is a chilling music short-film starring Maxwell and activist/actress/model Yomi Abiola. The film was written and directed by Jay Z collaborators Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.

Watch the video here: The Glass House Video

A 20th anniversary reissue of Maxwell’s 1998 album ‘Embrya’ will also be released this fall.

Tickets for Maxwell ranging from $59.00 to $99.00 go on sale this Friday, July 27 at 10 AM. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visithardrockhotelatlanticcity.com.

Son of Holocaust Survivor to Discuss Trip Back to Family Hometown in Germany

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Galloway, N.J. _ Two children of Holocaust survivors, including Lennard Hammerschlag of Atlantic City, traced their family roots in July when they traveled with two Stockton University faculty members to their parents’ hometowns in Germany, bringing with them a Torah from the Lauenau synagogue, which Adolf Hammerschlag took with him into emigration almost 80 years ago.

Lennard Hammerschlag and Gail Rosenthal, director of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton, will speak about the trip at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Shirat Hayam Synagogue, 700 N. Swarthmore Ave., Ventnor as part of the summer Salute to Stockton Lecture Series.  The talk is free and open to the public.

(The talk by Jessie Finch of Stockton, previously scheduled for Aug. 3, has been canceled.)

BACKGROUND:

In 1938 and 1939, the Moritz Family from Frankfurt am Main and the Hammerschlag family from the village of Lauenau were lucky enough to escape Nazi Germany.  Both families settled in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where after the war, Lutz Hammerschlag met Wally Moritz. They fell in love, got married in 1948 and had four children.

Two of the children, Mark of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Lennard of Atlantic City and Cape Town, South Africa returned to Germany in July with Michael Hayse, Associate Professor of Historical Studies at Stockton, and Gail Rosenthal, Director of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton.

In Frankfurt, the group visited the addresses where the Hammerschlags’ maternal grandparents, Ludwig and Rosie Moritz, lived with their daughter, Wally (born 1929). They also visited the memorial to Frankfurt Jews murdered in the Holocaust, which stands on the site of the synagogue to which the family belonged. It was destroyed by arson on Kristallnacht in November 1938.

In Lauenau, they were the invited guests of the town. The Hammerschlags’ ancestors were the first Jewish family to settle in the village, probably in the late 1700s. The prayer house for the small Jewish community of the town was in a room of their home, which was also the address of Adolf Hammerschlag’s textile business.

A highlight of the visit was the temporary return of the Torah scroll from the Lauenau synagogue. It was passed down to Hammerschlag’s children. In Lauenau, Pharmacist Thomas Berger has been instrumental in remembering the Jewish community that was destroyed and scattered by the Nazis.

OceanFirst Foundation Makes Atlantic City the First Stop in Awarding $150,000 in 2018 Arts & Cultural Grants

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (1)

OceanFirst Foundation took the show on the road to Atlantic City, NJ, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, when it presented grants totaling $7,500 to the Atlantic City Ballet ($2,500), The Schultz-Hill Foundation ($2,500), the Bay Atlantic Symphony ($1,500) and Atlantic City Arts Foundation ($1,000) as part of its 2018 Arts & Cultural Grant. Pictured are (from left to right) Keisha Jones, Assistant Vice President Branch Manager, OceanFirst Bank of Atlantic City, Nagisa Suzuki, Dancer Atlantic City Ballet, Ionut Zaharia, Dancer Atlantic City Ballet, Michael Hoebler, Development Manager Atlantic City Ballet, Phyllis Papa, Founding Artistic Director Atlantic City Ballet, MK Thomas, Vice President Atlantic City Ballet, Jenny Scarborough, Board Member Atlantic City Ballet, Art Korth, Trustee Atlantic City Ballet, Gary Hill, President/Founder Schultz-Hill Foundation, Jeanne Eisele, Board Member Schultz-Hill Foundation, Meg Sippey, Executive Director Bay Atlantic Symphony, Joyce Hagen, Executive Director Atlantic City Arts Foundation, Kathleen Woodring, Board Member Schultz-Hill Foundation, Kathy Durante, Executive Director OceanFirst Foundation, and David Murray, Orchestra Director & Instrumental Music Teacher of Sovereign Avenue School. OceanFirst Foundation will make four more presentations between now and July 24, 2018, awarding $150,000 in Arts & Cultural Grants to 56 organizations that support artistic and cultural endeavors in communities within the OceanFirst Bank business footprint.