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  • Sufganiyot get all the hype. But this humble Moroccan doughnut is also a Chanukah staple

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    BY ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA)  – The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Chanukah in Israel. During the holiday season, the famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and bakeries across the country. It sparkles with oil and sugar, and shows just enough filling to get and keep fans interested. A Tale of Two Doughnuts Every year, […]
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  • Eshkol teen band to perform locally in free concerts in Saratoga and Troy

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York invites the community to attend two concerts in December, featuring visiting teen musicians from the Federation’s partner region, Eshkol, Israel. Both concerts are free and open to the community. The Green House Project featuring six of its band members, will play a medley of modern Hebrew, Chanukah, and other songs.  The “Green House” […]
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  • Judah Maccabee went to the doctor. Then the anti-Vaxxers got very mad.

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    By VICTOR WISHNA NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Like any self-respecting author, Ann D. Koffsky checks her Amazon rankings on a regular basis. “A little bit ridiculously,” she acknowledged. Yet when she noticed the rating for her most recent book had dropped to one-star overnight, it wasn’t so funny — especially once she started reading the user reviews. “This book is […]
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  • Chanukah dinner at Temple Gates to feature latkes

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–The annual Chanukah celebration of Congregation Gates of Heaven has been announced for Sunday, Dec. 15, and will be held at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a menorah lighting and dinner followed by music with Student Cantor Stefano Iacono and Gates Religious School students. Dinner will be a full course dinner featuring Mona […]
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  • It’s latke time, and at Beth Tephilah variety rules on Dec. 17; other Chanukah merriment too

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    TROY–Congregation Beth Tephilah will feature a “Great Latke Festival” on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the synagogue, 82 River St., Troy. The community is welcome to attend the free program. Exotic latkes from around the world will be made, and available for sampling as part of the festival. Latkes will include The Canadian Cranberry Latke, The […]
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  • Family Chanukah bowling party slated by Saratoga Chabad on Dec. 14

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–“A Chanukah Bowl” has been organized by Chabad of Saratoga for Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The family bowling program will be held at the Saratoga Strike Zone, 32 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs. “Bowling is one of those  activities that are enjoyed by both children and adults alike.  We thought it would be a  fun way to celebrate […]
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  • Chanukah celebration to feature chocolate at Bethleham Chabad

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    ALBANY – Rabbi Zalman and Chanie Simon, co-directors of Bethlehem Chabad have announced that they will host “Chanukah in Chocolate Land” on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. A six foot tall chocolate menorah, an eight-branched candelabra that commemorates the Jewish Festival of Lights, will be featured. The event will begin with a community menorah […]
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  • Golden Globes 2018: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and other Jewish nominees

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” one of the most thoroughly Jewish shows on television, capitalized on its strong reviews by earning a Golden Globe nomination for best television series, musical or comedy. The Amazon Studios sitcom created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the Jewish writer who is best known for the early 2000s hit “Gilmore Girls,” […]
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  • Why some Jewish groups aren’t thrilled about the upcoming tax overhaul

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Staring at a massive defeat, Jewish groups dealing with social safety net issues are looking at the tax plan about to reach its final stages in Congress and hoping they can snatch a few small victories. The hope is that lawmakers in reconciling the bills preserve a number of elements of the Senate bill, particularly […]
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  • Is the moon in Israel’s stars?

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    TEL AVIV, Israel – Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL, with the mission of landing an unmanned module on the moon, needs to raise $7.5 million by the eighth night of Chanukah, Dec. 20, or it will forfeit its dream of making Israel the fourth country to complete a controlled lunar landing. SpaceIL is Israel’s entry in the Google Lunar XPRIZE Moon Race, started in 2012 to […]
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