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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2017
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Monday, March 27, 2017 – Stock index futures are firmly lower ahead of the open on Monday. The Dow and Nasdaq 100 are down 0.7% in pre-market action. The S&P 500 is trading 0.8% below fair value on GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to retreat as investors digest the inability of the GOP to pass its initiative to repeal […]
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  • Jewish bomb threat suspect caught; Israeli teen’s arrest at odds with assumptions   

    By jwadmin on March 24, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the beginning of this year. It appears the groups were wrong. Wrong Profile! The news that one Jewish teen —an Israeli, no less —was behind most of the approximately 150 bomb […]
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  • Is Trump owed an apology after the JCC bomb threat arrest? Is anybody?

    By jwadmin on March 24, 2017
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Literally within seconds of the news of the arrest in Israel of an Israeli-American teenager for the bulk of the JCC bomb threats, Twitter lit up with Jewish anxiety. “[I] fear the inevitable backlash from haters who we whipped [into] a frenzy for our own nefarious political aims” is how someone responded to the JTA […]
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  • Colonie Price Chopper slates kosher open house; Samples, cooking tips available

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2017
    Price Chopper Supermarkets will host a kosher open house to showcase its everyday kosher offerings as well as the more than 1,000 kosher-for-Passover products available for the pending holiday. The open house will be held on Sunday, March 26, from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. at Price Chopper’s Kosher Store in Colonie, 1892 Central Ave. Kosher store teammates and kosher trade partners will provide […]
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  • Ready to eat? Jewish food festival  to offer  a little nosh …

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2017
    Tina Wasserman, a cooking instructor and writer, will be the featured speaker at the annual Jewish Food Festival hosted by Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady on Sunday, March 26. Wasserman will open the 14th annual festival, which highlights Jewish cuisine, at 11 a.m. Unlimited food samples and other family friendly activities will be from 12 p.m. to […]
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  • Schenectady JCC’s LEV Program for Seniors set for March 30 at  B’nai B’rith House

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–The Schenectady Jewish Community Center’s new LEV (Learning, Enrichment, Volunteering) Program for Seniors is gearing up for spring with its monthly program set for Thursday, March 30, at 11:30 a.m. at the B’nai B’rith House, 22 Knolls Rd., Niskayuna. This is the second program in the series.  Cornell Cooperative Extension will lead an interactive presentation on indoor plantings, including planting houseplant cuttings […]
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  • Who is Chloé Valdary and Why Does she Love Israel?

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2017
    The Jewish world is buzzing about Chloé Valdary, a leading new voice in the pro-Israel movement who’s changing the conversation about Israel. But who is Chloé, and why does she love Israel?  This short,  video explains all: The Jewish world is buzzing about Chloé Valdary, a leading new voice in the pro-Israel movement who’s changing the conversation about Israel. But […]
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  • Migrating to America: How my great-aunt made it a success story for my mother’s family

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2017
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO The history of the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of New York City is intertwined with my mother’s family and in particular, my smart, generous, resourceful Aunt Lil. The Family Tree My mother’s family story began in Ragola, a small shtetl in the southeast part of Lithuania. My grandmother’s Ethel’s birth mother Channah married Buck (first name […]
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  • AJCC adult health, services fair set for May 7

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2017
    ALBANY–Plans are underway for the 2017 Congregation Beth Emeth/Albany Jewish Community Center Health & Services Fair for Adults and Senior Adults slated for the Albany Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., on Sunday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. The annual event, which is free and open to the community, offers health screenings, information booths about area resources, refreshments, chair massage and quick […]
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  • Why Netanyahu is threatening to dissolve the government over a TV station?

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – What is Netanyahu up to? That was the question many in Israel were asking Sunday morning, March 19, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly threatened to bring down his own government to cancel reforms to state media. According to Hebrew reports, Netanyahu told ministers on Saturday that unless the creation of a new government-funded broadcaster […]
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