Having completed its 19th year, Michael takes the classic Haggadah and gives it to 20 artists, political figures, musicians, comedians and thinkers. Each performer interprets their part in their own manner. Originally started at the Knitting Factory, this has been hosted at many venues, and now across many of the City Winery locations. This annual dinner for 300 sells out fast.
Michael founded the iconic club in 1987 and ran it until 2002. Some of the history is record, some can be Googled, and other elements are lost to the ether.
Michael started this after-school program for his two boys and several other friends. In 2004, he rented a small storefront in Tribeca and brought in other families to help found the school, which quickly grew to 120 kids under his leadership as the Chairman in the first two years. In 2009, the school merged with JCP.
A non-profit organization founded in 2003 to present creative work in Lower Manhattan, and were the developers of the IJPA conference.
Not Yahoo, but the Jewish version which presents an annual music festival of creative Jewish artists. It includes Jewzapalooza, the largest outdoor Jewish cultural event in New York.