Tag Archives: Warrior/Peacemaker

R.I.P. Benjamin Melendez

Benjamin “Yellow Benjy” Melendez has passed away. His extraordinary life as a Latin gang leader in the Bronx, who transformed his life upon discovering his family’s Converso roots, was uniquely captured by Julian Voloj. Selections of Voloj’s award-winning graphic novel Ghetto Brothers: From Warrior to Peacemaker were curated by Yona Verwer into an exhibition by the Jewish Art […]

The LES Live Jewish Book Club with Julian Voloj

The Manny Cantor Center presents Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker, a book discussion by Julian Voloj. Wednesday, December 9th @ 7:00PM Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway, NYC, at Jefferson Street Mr. Voloj will be present to discuss his work and sign books. The LES Live Jewish Book Club is a collaboration between Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue […]