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  • Pro-Israel stalwart Ben Cardin aims fire at Trump and Netanyahu in J Street talk

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Sen. Ben Cardin, a pro-Israel stalwart in the Democratic Party, lashed out at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the recent  J Street conference, breaking with a party tradition of avoiding confrontations with Israel’s leaders. Cardin, D-Md., in his speech  stood by his bill that would criminalize some forms of boycotting Israel, which the liberal […]
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  • Rabbi Menachem Creditor to speak at May 4 Shabbat service at Gates of Heaven

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    SCHENECTADY— Rabbi Menachem Creditor will speak during the Shabbat service at Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady, on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Creditor is the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, Calif. He is the founder of Rabbis Against Gun Violence and a founding board member of the Movement for One America. Creditor is a frequent speaker on Jewish […]
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  • Yes, Virginia, there was collusion: Hello, Congress, How do we fix?

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield No matter how many times Donald Trump tweets and trumpets “no collusion,” the evidence is convincing and keeps on coming. Besides, how can you believe this president when even his own lawyers admit he can’t be relied upon to tell the truth, even under oath? Trump Team’s Troubles The docket of Trump Team members who […]
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  • Rodgers and Hammerstein to be theme of Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn on May 2

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    ALBANY–The music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein will be the theme of a lunch and learn at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Dick Feldman will present “Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein Part II,” a follow-up to a previous lunch and learn about the Jewish composer/lyricist team. The program is […]
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  • Workshop for Reform community leaders set for May 3

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    The NENYNNE Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) community has announced that a program for local Reform community leaders, will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 6:30- 9 p.m. at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, 184 Washington Ave Ext., Albany. Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo, program manager of URJ Audacious Hospitality, will offer her insights on how to make “Audacious Hospitality” a congregational initiative. Audacious Hospitality […]
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  • An employee at the Anne Frank House asked to wear a kippah. He waited 6 months for an answer.

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – When Barry Vingerling asked his employers at the Anne Frank House whether it was okay for him to start coming to work wearing a kippah, he did it mostly as a courtesy. “I hadn’t expected this to be an issue,” Vingerling, 25, told the Dutch-Jewish NIW weekly in an interview. “I work at the house of […]
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  • Hecker set for caffe concert on May 3

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    ALBANY– Local singer/guitarist Dr. Marc Hecker will present a program of classic American and Israeli folk music at the Eden Caffe, 269 Osborne Rd #3, Loudonville on Thursday, May 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The coffeehouse is located within Kimberly Square. Hecker, an Ohav Shalom congregant, will play a variety of songs possibly including Esa Einai, Am Yisrael Chai, Artza Alinu, Dona, Dona, Bei […]
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  • May 3 program at Gates to celebrate Israel

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    SCHENECTADY– In honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, Congregation Gates of Heaven is sponsoring  an Israeli style light dinner, a showing of National Geographic’s film “Jerusalem—Discover the Heart of the World” and the premier presentation of the exhibit, “Celebrating Israel 70: Snapshots of the People Behind a Young State,”  an exhibit from Beit Hatfutsot (The Museum of the Jewish People in […]
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  • End-of-Life conversation workshop set for April 29 at Berith Sholom

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    TROY–Congregation Berith Sholom in Troy will conduct “The Conversation” Workshop on Sunday, April 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the temple, 162 Third St., Troy. The workshop has been designed to help participants become more comfortable with discussing their end-of-life wishes with their loved ones.  The workshop is free and open to the community. Rabbi Debora S. Gordon, […]
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  • HACD to note efforts of Kay, Strossberg at May 3 tribute

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    ALBANY– The Hebrew Academy of the Capital District (HACD) has announced the honorees for its fifth annual “Academy Awards” program set for Thursday, May 3. The 6 p.m. tribute at the Beth Abraham-Jacob Synagogue, 380 Whitehall Rd., Albany will note the accomplishments of two alumni. Awardees are Jason Kay, a ’96 graduate and Rabbi Saul Strossberg, a graduate in ’92. […]
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