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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on February 23, 2018
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Friday, February 23, 2018 – Stock index futures are indicating a higher open Friday. The Dow is up 0.5% in the pre-market. The S&P 500 is gaining 0.4% and the Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.6% above fair value on GLOBEX. U.S. equities are poised to end the week on a positive note attributed to easing concerns surrounding interest rates. […]
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  • Why are Jewish leaders fighting about Qatar? Here’s a scorecard

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – There’s a battle going on among pro-Israel leaders, and it’s over Qatar. It’s like watching ice hockey players clear the bench for a brawl, only the antagonists are all on the same team. The folks lining up to praise or bury the emirate are best known for sharing the same stages, and often the same opinions […]
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  • Is Prime Minister Netanyahu offering us red herring?

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can expect an enthusiastic response when he speaks to the The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual policy conference in Washington next month. After all, the organization has been in his pocket since he was the number two at the Israeli embassy 35 years ago.   What He Will Say He […]
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  • B’nai Sholom Coffeehouse to offer music, poetry and stories

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    ALBANY–The talents of the region’s Jewish community will be displayed at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation’s Bet Kafeh (“coffeehouse”) on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Singer/songwriters Phil Teumim, and Will Vail will host the open mic event that will showcase the singing, storytelling, poetry recitation and musicianship of local Jews. Everyone in the community is invited to perform. Those […]
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  • Let’s talk truthfully about the issues behind mass shootings

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS)  – Jewish groups don’t hesitate to weigh in after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., but the futile nature of the discussion about guns points toward more culture-war bitterness rather than solutions. When Lori Alhadeff screamed at a camera from CNN and demanded that President Trump, “Please do something, do something, action, […]
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  • Robert Becker Jr. chosen for annual local Four Chaplains Award

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    Members of the Jewish War Veterans Albany Post 105 will join with the First Reformed Church of Schenectady to honor Robert Becker, Jr. of Schenectady as the 53rd recipient of the Four Chaplains’ Brotherhood Award on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2:30 p.m. Becker will be honored at the church, 8 North Church St., Schenectady. The program noting the 75th anniversary […]
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  • ‘Liberation from Nazis’ to be theme for Feb. 28 American Legion program

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    GLENS FALLS– The American Legion Speaker Series program on Wednesday, Feb. 28, will feature the theme “Liberation from Nazis” at 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 37 Broad St., Glens Falls. Seven immigrants who were liberated from Nazis at the end of WWII and a Holocaust survivor of two death camps, Clara Rudnick, age 93, will relate their stories. Students from […]
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  • Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games Memory Wall?

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    Adam Chaskin, executive director of the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center, has announced that organizers of the Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games, held last August, have announced a project to create a memory wall and invite community members to contribute photos from the games. Pictures of local kids, pictures of visiting kids and or pictures of local volunteers enjoying the […]
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  • These Jewish women say celebrating Purim in #MeToo time brings to fore negative aspects of the story

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – When Meredith Jacobs was taught the Purim story as a little girl in the 1970s and ’80s, Esther was made out to be its heroine, while Queen Vashti was its “evil queen.” According to the Book of Esther, Vashti was banished by her husband, the Persian King Ahasuerus, for refusing his order […]
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  • Retirement companionship/support group to start March 8 at JFS

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    “Shalom Retirement!,” a spiritual companionship group for those making their way into a new phase of life, will meet for four sessions on Thursdays, March 8, April 5, May 3 and May 31 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at  Jewish Family Services (JFS), 877 Madison Ave., Albany. The program was designed by, and will be facilitated by Audrey Seidman. “Retirement […]
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